Mon Ice Project

Building Our Future On and Off the Ice

In celebration of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017, the Mon Ice Project presents...
NATIONAL ANTHEM CONTEST

Wednesday, September 6, 2017



7:00 PM

Hard Rock Cafe

Station Square

Pittsburgh, PA

Congratulations!

 Thank you to everyone who made the National Anthem Contest finals a resounding success!

L to R: Celina Pompeani, Mike Rupp, Morgan Smeal, David Kiss, Harley Muir, Jordyn Walker, Milana Sacco,

Heidi Dziak, Piper Dunlap, Aubrey Burchell, John Zeiler, Taylor Kodric, Jeff Jimerson, Michele Pagen, Roy Smith

Join us for the live finals at the Hard Rock Cafe!

Come out to the Hard Rock Cafe at Station Square in Pittsburgh to see live performances from our Top 10 Contestants, where our celebrity judges will choose the winner!  The event starts at 7:00 PM on the stage in the main dining area.  It will be a festive night of food, music, and family-oriented fun!


CONTESTANTS


Our Top 10 Contestants, as chosen by a panel of professional judges, are listed below:


Aubrey Burchell

David Kiss

Harley Muir

Heidi Dziak

Jordyn Blaine Walker

Milana Sacco

Morgan Smeal

Piper Dunlap

Renee Pacella

Taylor Kodric


SPECIAL GUESTS


EMCEE: Celina Pompeani

JUDGE: Jeff Jimerson

JUDGE: Mike Rupp

JUDGE: John Zeiler

JUDGE: Roy Smith

JUDGE: Michele Pagen


VENUE INFORMATION


The Hard Rock Cafe is located in the heart of Station Square, adjacent to the dancing fountain in Bessemer Court.  Advance reservations at the Hard Rock Cafe are strongly recommended for those wishing to have a table at the live event.  Reservations can be made through the Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh website or by calling 412-481-7625.  Parking is available in nearby parking garages and surface lots, with information on the Station Square website

FORMAT


A random drawing will be held immediately prior to the start of the event on September 6th to determine the order of performances from our ten finalists.   Each contestant will perform a song of his/her choice on stage, in front of a live audience and our celebrity judges.  After all contestants have performed, the judges will determine the Top 3 singers, each of whom will then perform one rendition of the National Anthem.  All performances throughout the night are solo and a cappella.  The contest winner will be announced at the end of the night and will perform the National Anthem on the ice prior to the nationally-televised NHL preseason game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and the St. Louis Blues® on September 24th.

Sing the National Anthem at an NHL preseason game!

In celebration of the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017 festivities in Western Pennsylvania in September, the Mon Ice Project is offering a chance for a young singer from the region to perform the National Anthem on the ice prior to the nationally-televised NHL preseason game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and the St. Louis Blues®.

REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must be between the ages of 12 and 25 as of 9/1/2017.   Minors (ages 12-17) selected for the Final Rounds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to the venue, where a waiver of release shall be signed.

Candidate must submit a link of a YouTube video of no longer than 90 seconds in length, showing the candidate doing a solo performance of any song.

Candidate must be available to perform in-person on the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA.  Live performance will include one song of the candidate's choice and, if selected for the Championship Round, a full rendition of the National Anthem.

Candidate must be available to perform the National Anthem in Cranberry, PA, on Sunday, September 24th at 8:00 PM.

TIMELINE

Deadline for entry will be Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 11:59 PM.

Ten finalists will be announced on Sunday, August 27, 2017, via the Mon Ice Project social media platforms.  Those chosen will be emailed detailed instructions about the Final Rounds.

The Final Rounds will feature live performances of the ten finalists, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA.

The winner will perform the National Anthem on the ice prior to the NHL preseason game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and St. Louis Blues® at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA, on Sunday, September 24th at 8:00 PM.

CONTENDER ROUND


Live performances from the contenders will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA.  Celebrity judges and a live audience will be present.


Each of the ten finalists will perform a solo rendition of one song of his/her choice, lasting no longer than 3 minutes.


The judges will determine the Top 3 candidates, who will then advance to the championship round.


Each of the Top 3 candidates will perform one, solo rendition of the duration of the National Anthem.


The judges will choose one winner, which will be announced at the conclusion of the night.

ENTRY FORM

The entry period has closed for this contest.  Thank you to those who entered!