The KFC Yum! Center’s National Anthem Singing Contest is returning this fall to give another Kentuckiana resident the opportunity to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the arena’s second NBA preseason game, featuring the Orlando Magic and the Miami HEAT.
The competition finals will be held on the arena’s Norton Healthcare Plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and the winning Kentuckiana resident will perform at the October 7 game.
The contest is free to enter and open to individuals age 12 and older. It will be judged by Mark Maxwell, Louisville Crashers front man and owner of Mom’s School of Music in Jeffersonville, IN, WHAS11 Meteorologist Kristin Walls and the KFC Yum! Center’s NBA game spokesperson Robbie Valentine.
Hard copy entry forms and DVDs will also be accepted at the KFC Yum! Center. The panel of judges will determine the top 10 finalists who will perform at the competition finals on Sept. 9.
After the top 10 finalists are announced, all other entrants will have the opportunity to compete for a single “Fan Save” spot to perform at the finals. The entrant with the most votes will win the finalist competition spot. Additional contest details can be found at kfcyumcenter.com.
Last year’s national anthem contest drew over 100 entries and the winner, Shania Robinson, performed in front of a sold out NBA preseason game audience of over 21,000.