Pacific Symphony’s vocal competition down to four finalists

Posted on: February 12, 2013

“They came with music in their hearts and lyrics on their lips,” writes Rhea Mahbubani in Friday’s (2/8) Daily Pilot (Orange County, California). “An audition pool of nearly 50 hopefuls from across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire has now been whittled to four. The finalists of the Pacific Symphony production ‘OC Can You Sing?’ know that it’s almost time for a victor to emerge. Nearing the end of its second run, this is a competition for amateur singers over the age of 18 who filmed themselves singing and submitted video clips between October and November. An initial screening by a panel of Pacific Symphony judges reduced the group to 15 performers.” Pacific Symphony fans can vote for their favorite of the four finalists; the winner will be announced February 18. “Once crowned, the winner will sing a solo spot in an upcoming Pops concert. The Daily Pilot invited Brooke deRosa, 33, a Burbank-based singer and composer; Monty Linton, 44, of Tustin, a member of the Men Alive Chorus; Amanda Strader, 27, a tutor from Dana Point who enjoys singing show tunes and opera; and Grant Yosenick, an 18-year-old USC music student from Laguna Niguel, to chat about the journey thus far.”

Posted February 12, 2013