NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-talented, 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer and songwriter David Foster is on a cross-continental search to discover the next big music superstar! On August 1, 2011 the “BORN TO SING” talent contest launched both in the US and Asia. With an innate knack, and a long history of discovering some of the biggest names in the music industry, David Foster is the perfect HITMAN to execute this global search. Submissions are currently being accepted now through October 1, 2011. Two quarter-finalists will be selected to perform at each of Foster’s famous and star-studded upcoming Las Vegas shows.
HITMAN, David Foster, who is responsible for the discovery and launch of some of the biggest careers in the music world, including Charice, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, and behind #1 hits with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Earth Wind & Fire, Jackie Evancho, Chicago, Donna Summer, Babyface, Andrea Bocelli, Seal, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, and scores of others, is currently on the hunt for his next musical protege.
Submissions are currently being accepted now through October 1, 2011. Two quarter-finalists will be selected to perform at each of Foster’s famous and star-studded upcoming Las Vegas shows. The contestants will battle it out live on stage to then appear on a final showdown with three semi-finalists, which will also take place in the successful Vegas shows at Mandalay Bay. The ultimate winner will be asked to join the Las Vegas cast of stars and potentially have David Foster produce them, and appear in his immensely successful PBS Special, “David Foster and Friends.” For video submissions and further information, visit www.BornToSingUSA.com and BornToSingAsia.com
At the same time of launching the competition is the US, David Foster, the ultimate HITMAN takes his search across the world to Asia. Selected contestants will battle it out live on stage and compete on David’s Foster and Friends 2011 Asia tour. The winner of “Born To Sing Asia” will be brought to Vegas to perform at the famous and star studded cast of the “David Foster and Friends” immensely successful show at Mandalay Bay. Other prizes will be unveiled at a later date. For video submissions, Asia concerts tour dates, and further information, visit www.BornToSingAsia.com
The successful “Foster & Friends” HITMAN show will return to Las Vegas for a series of shows at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, October 1; Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, November 25 and Thursday, December 29, 2011. Foster’s previous shows have featured performances by Michael Buble, Charice, Celine Dion, Earth Wind & Fire, Jackie Evancho to name but a few.
Tickets priced at $250 (VIP), $125, $75 and $50, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information on David Foster, visit www.davidfoster.com
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