NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This spring, Macy’s (NYSE:M) invites America’s most talented vocalists to sing their hearts out and show their patriotism, for the chance to win Macy’s Star Spangled Sing-Off. Beginning Tuesday, April 10, Macy’s kicks-off the search for a vocalist or group to sing the national anthem for the score of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks® - Ignite the Night, the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display. Singers can submit their renditions of “The Star Spangled Banner” via Macy’s Facebook page (facebook.com/macys), for the chance to take center stage during America’s most explosive party.
Macy's Fireworks are searching for a vocalist to perform The Star Spangled Banner for the nation's largest Independence Day display. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As the nation’s premiere Independence Day pyrotechnic display, Macy’s Fireworks ignite the sky with a jaw-dropping celebration each year,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. “’The Star-Spangled Banner’ is always a highlight of the display and drives home the meaning of the holiday for millions. The opportunity to be the featured vocalist during the explosive high-flying show will truly be a life-changing experience for the lucky singer who will help us honor the nation.”
The winner of Macy’s Star Spangled Sing-Off will record a new version of the national anthem for the score of the Macy’s Fireworks with the help of vocal mentor, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, and Macy’s creative team. The newly recorded version of the anthem will be added to the final fireworks score to which the show is designed and synchronized. The winner and three guests will also receive a trip to New York City to see the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration live. Fans across the nation will have the opportunity to download a free copy of the recording from Macy’s Facebook page.
To participate, vocalists must log-on to Macy’s Facebook page (facebook.com/macys), “Like” Macy’s and the Star Spangled Sing-Off app, and then upload their videos. Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, April 10 through Sunday, April 22. Singers should submit a video of themselves or a group of up to four vocalists performing “The Star Spangled Banner” a cappella or with self-accompaniment (no pre-recorded tracks are allowed). On Tuesday, April 24, Macy’s will display all of the eligible entries on the
Sing-Off tab and invite fans to vote for their favorite versions through Monday, April 30. Macy’s Fireworks officials will select the winner from within the Top 10 most-voted on renditions. Please visit Macy’s Facebook page for complete entry rules and FAQ.
With more than 3 million live spectators and millions tuned in nationwide, New York City’s Hudson River will host America’s most explosive party. The 36th annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will fire more than 40,000 pyrotechnic shells during an approximate 25-minute synchronized display. Designed in collaboration with SOUSA Fireworks, the show will be set off from barges positioned on the Hudson River from 18th to 48th Streets. With an average of 1,600 shells launched per minute, Macy’s Fireworks show is truly a dazzling spectacle.
Independence day revelers from coast-to-coast will have a front row view of the pyro in the sky by tuning to NBC’s national broadcast of “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” beginning at 9 p.m. (check local listings). In addition to the pyrotechnic splendor, the Fourth of July’s most popular entertainment broadcast will feature a star-studded line-up of performances by the nation’s hottest recording artists.
Viewing, and other show information will be available as of June 2012 at www.macys.com/fireworks or by calling the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495.
About Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks are the nation’s largest Fourth of July pyrotechnic display. Produced by Macy’s and designed in conjunction with SOUSA Fireworks of Rialto, CA, Macy’s Fireworks are a digitally synchronized display of firepower that is choreographed to a rousing patriotic score. Annually fired from various locations across New York City, Macy’s Fireworks feature shells from all over the world. Seen by more than 3 million spectators and millions of viewers nationwide, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks have become the nation’s premiere Fourth of July celebration event.
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Released April 4, 2012