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Audition to sing national anthem at Alpine World Championships

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Beth Swearingen sings at the 2013 Birds of Prey World Cup races in Beaver Creek. The 2015 World Championships Festivals Committee will be hosting auditions for national anthem singers this Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Vail Farmers Market.
Kevin Krill | Special to the Daily |

VAIL — Show off your vocal prowess and your national pride Sunday as the 2015 Festivals Committee conducts a public audition to recruit candidates to sing the national anthem during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships in February.

Round one of the auditions gets underway at 11 a.m. in front of Annie’s in Vail Village during the Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show. Round two is slated for 1 p.m. Round one will require candidates to provide an a cappella version of a song of their choosing, while round two will involve the finalists singing an a cappella rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

‘BROADCAST AROUND THE WORLD’

“We have some incredibly talented individuals in this valley, and I’m excited to see the outcome of these auditions,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and head of the World Championships Organizing Committee. “Singing the national anthem before a World Championships race is not only a great way to show our national pride and entertain the people in the stadium, this rendition of the anthem will also be broadcast live around the world.”

SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT

Interested candidates should send an email to 2015festivals@gmail.com for more details and to be scheduled for a round one time slot.

Scheduled from Feb. 2-15, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from more than 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members.

For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, visit http://www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.


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