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Cricket Sings 2011 Singing Competition

March 28, 2011 13:00 ET

Cricket Wireless Hosts 2nd Annual "Cricket Sings" Competition in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Chi Town, get ready to sing! Cricket Wireless is giving aspiring artists a chance to return to the stage this summer as they launch their 2nd Annual "Cricket Sings" competition. Muve Music, Cricket's one of a kind wireless plan that includes unlimited music downloads, will be powering the search, hoping to find the most talented singers to complete for the 2011 winning title.

The 8-week singing competition, nicknamed "Chi Town Sings" begins Saturday, April 2. Auditions will take place at various Cricket Wireless locations throughout Chicagoland. During each audition, contestants will be recorded and videotaped singing a song of their choice, a cappella. Judges will name six contestants per weekend "preliminary winners," based on vocal ability, stage presence, and overall appearance. The winning videos will be housed on ChiTownSings.com, where the general public can view their favorites and vote! The videos that receive the most votes during their voting week will advance to the Cricket Sings Finale, held May 21st at the Harold Washington Cultural Center.

Ultimately, contestants are singing and competing for Cricket's grand prize: a $500.00 Visa gift card, and a professional production of music single and video. "The Cricket Sings competition awarded me the opportunity to expose my talent on so many different levels," says Tiffany Royster, the grand prize winner of the 2010 competition. "Winning the competition also gave me a jump start in furthering my music career."

Judges selected for the 2011 finale are no strangers to the music industry and include CEO & music producer Ira Antelis, Record Store owner George Daniels, and Hip-Hop and R&B radio host Loni Swain. All three are eager to be a part of Cricket's community-focused event.

About Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless is the mobile phone carrier that serves more than 5.4 million people in the United States. Cricket leading-edge mobile phones, nationwide, high-quality coverage, and all the latest features. Cricket Wireless differentiates itself from other carriers with unlimited respect including: UNLIMITED talk, NO signed contracts, NO overages, 3G High-Quality Network, and NO credit check. Find out more information at http://www.mycricket.com/

About Muve Music

Muve Music is Crickets no contract, one of a kind wireless plan that puts you in control. In addition to unlimited talk, text, and 3G web, it includes unlimited music downloads (full song, ringtones and ringback tones), giving you freedom of expression unlike any other. Find out more at http://www.mycricket.com/muve-music

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