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Arlington to Host Adult Singing Competition

by ARLnow.com March 29, 2012 at 10:56 am 9,216 24 Comments

(Updated at 11:05 a.m.) Last year Arlington Public Schools hosted an “Arlington Idol” singing competition for high school students. This year, adults are getting a chance to compete in their own contest.

As part of its adult education program, APS is hosting the “2012 Arlington Sing-Off Competition” for those 18 and over.

Auditions for the contest are taking place on Friday, May 11 and Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. The May 11 audition is being held at Washington-Lee High School, while the May 17 audition is being held at Kenmore Middle School. There is a $10 registration fee for all participants.

Entrants must sing as a soloist — no groups are allowed — and they must do so acapella, at least during the audition phase. Songs must be memorized, and profanity is not allowed.

Three judges will help narrow down the field. The judges are Bolormaa Judgersuren, an opera singer originally from Mongolia; Dawn Frederick, a professional singer and vocal coach; and Adelaide Ruble, a recording artist and vocalist for a local swing dance band.

After the auditions, a semi-final competition will be held at Jefferson Middle School on May 21. The finalists will compete at Jefferson Middle School on June 5.

Anyone interested in competing can register online or call 703-228-7200. The grand prize for the competition is a $100 gift card and an opportunity to perform at Arlington’s first annual “Night of Concert Music,” which is being held on June 15 at Jefferson Middle School.

  • E

    That girl looks rull nice!

  • Jennifer

    E, I don’t even know why, but your comment made me laugh. Thanks.

    P.S. Also, is the stock photo above telling us to live long and prosper?

    • E

      Come to whitlowes HH tonight, I am full of jokes babe. Shaved head.

      • Jennifer

        Since you cannot even spell Whitlow’s I’ll think I will pass.

        • Rachel

          Go for it Jennifer, live a little and lay down on the grammer police! E I’ll be at Whitlow’s!

    • Gutter

      I was thinking something else, although it kind of rhymes with Spock.

    • Michael H.

      The contest is actually limited to Vulcans and Americans of Vulcan heritage.

      • JamesE

        Klingons are not pleased.

  • SouthPikeGuy

    Adult singing huh?

    I’ll start: There once was a girl from Ballston….

    • Dezlboy

      Who only wore clothes by Halston…

      • geezer

        then along came a chicken…

        • SomeGuy

          Whose pecker did thicken…

          • Dezlboy

            And that’s how you tell a hen from a cock

          • Dezlboy

            For those not just off the farm: A rooster, also known as a cockerel, cock or chanticleer, is a male chicken.

          • Arlingtoon

            Unless it’s a capon.

          • SomeGuy

            The last line of this limerick needs to rhyme with “Ballston.” Not easy to do, but I’m still waiting for something clever.

          • Jennifer

            And stretched all the way to Charleston.

          • SomeGuy

            I think geezer took us in the wrong direction with this one. Five lines of limerick just don’t provide enough flexibility to introduce a chicken character and then tie up the loose ends.

            Just my 2 cents.

          • I think I’ve got it…

            There once was a girl from Ballston
            Who only wore clothes by Halston
            then along came a chicken
            Whose pecker did thicken
            “Watch out, flooding Donaldson run!”

            Ok, maybe not, but I laughed.

  • nunya

    i’ll only attend if FREDTERP sings the FREDTERP song.

  • JamesE

    I’ve been told that when I sing Iron Maiden in the shower it really is quite lovely.

    • Rachel

      Crickets…. Too bad ya ain’t in country Virginia Tech, where simpletons would laugh!

  • PUP

    cool stock photo, what a babe. PUP

  • perksgal28

    This is the funniest comment thread I’ve read on here in a long time. And no politics….yet….


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