2017 EAST ALABAMA STAR COMPETITION
Gil’s Auto Sales Prestige Collection in Opelika, The Buck Wild Saloon and Bud Light along with Wings 94.3, ESPN 106.7 and 96.3 WLEE are happy to announce the kick-off of East Alabama Star. East Alabama Star will be the first ever text-to- vote and social media competition that allows YOU the opportunity to participate at a completely new level.
What is the competition?
This competition will be placed in the hands of the audience. YES… the audience will determine who will be crowned the first ever East Alabama Star. You can text or go to social media; it all counts each event night.
Where are the Event Nights?
This competition will begin Thursday May 18th at the Buck Wild Saloon in Smiths Station. All confirmed dates are below but make sure to see updates because we are adding and booking new dates daily.
Thursday – 5/18/2017 – Buck Wild Saloon (Kick-Off)
Friday – 5/19/2017 – Rockin Robins Bar and Grill in Opelika
Saturday – 5/20/2017 – Locals on Summerville in Phenix City
Friday – 5/26/2017 – Happy “Ours” in Salem
Thursday – 6/1/2017 – Buck Wild Saloon
Friday – 6/2/2017 – Rockin Robins Bar and Grill
Saturday -6/3/2017 – Locals on Summerville
Friday – 6/9/2017 – Happy “Ours” in Salem
Saturday – 6/10/2017 – Locals on Summerville
Saturday – 6/24/2017 – Derailed in Auburn
Saturday – 7/1/2017 – Buck Wild Saloon (FINALE)
Performers sign up and perform up to two songs each event night. Following the last performance, a text code will be provided (i.e. John Smith text “John” to 88487 to vote for John Smith) and the audience will vote for their favorite via text and via social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). If you want to get a jump on being set to vote please get you and your fans in the loop as follows. Search, like, or follow here:
Twitter: @Wings943 @963wlee @1067espn
Instagram: @Wings943 @963wlee @1067espn
The top three performers with the most audience votes via text and/or social media will immediately advance to the finals that will be held Saturday July 1st at The Buck Wild Saloon in Smiths Station. (The 1st place performer selected at each event night will receive $100.00 cash and the second and third place winners will receive secondary prizes.
The Finals and Prizes
Once the top three are selected, they will instantly advance to the final night (and will not be able to perform again until the finals). If a performer doesn’t make the top three, they will be allowed to perform again at the next venue or event night until they either qualify or the competition nights are complete. This means you have many chances to make the final.
We are seeking 24 to 28 finalists to crown this year’s Champion. We are building the finals prizes now and will send updates but here is just a sample of what we have for the winner Studio recording Time, Trips, Cash, concert Tickets and a bunch of other great stuff.
What’s the Set Up to perform at an EVENT NIGHT?
Anyone can perform at the event night but to stay on schedule we will try to limit performers to twenty (20) on event nights. The goal will be to start performance at 8:00 p.m. with the cutoff for event participants at 9:00 p.m. Voting will begin between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. You and all your fans will receive information on voting prior to your performance. We encourage you to pre-set your event nights below and you will be contacted on your music selections and all relevant information prior to event night.
Please provide your correct e-mail and phone number. Each event night will have its own DJ and separate karaoke library; you may perform anything from the library available by the DJ. If you would like to bring your own music you can do so with advance notice. Not all venues will have the ability to perform with a live instrument. The Buck Wild Saloon will have the ability to perform with a live instrument at the finale on July 1st.