Online Public Voting Begins July 8; Live Finalists Night “Takes the Stage” August 1 at Boca Raton Innovation Campus
BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 12, 2019) – The 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl organizers and presenting sponsor Marshall Grant, PLLC have opened its call for audition submissions today for the third annual quest to find the top talent to perform the National Anthem at the 2019 bowl game.
Along with Bowl community partners Roger Dean Stadium and Spirit of Giving, organizers invite and encourage vocalists and instrumentalists, amateurs and professionals, individuals and groups from teens through seniors to upload their “Boca Bowl Idol” audition demo submissions on the bowl game’s official website, www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com. The winner will get the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl during opening ceremonies at FAU Stadium prior to the game being televised nationally and receive 10 game tickets for family and friends with sideline access during the performance.
“Each year the talent competition increases in submission numbers, range of performances as well as in level of talent,” shared Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley who reported that this year’s Bowl game will kick off in the Florida sunshine on a new date, time and television network: Saturday afternoon, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. at FAU Stadium and televised live by ABC. “We look forward to expanding and ‘cheering on’ this year’s home-grown talent field and sharing their personal stories with Bowl fans.”
Audition Submission Entry and Public Voting are Easy; Just an Online Click
Those interested in sharing their talent (vocal or instrumental) must upload an audition demo video, complete the official online entry form and provide a hi-res color headshot between today Wednesday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. On Monday, July 8 selected entries will be featured on the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl website for public voting for their favorite performer. The “Bowl Idol poll” will close on Sunday, July 21, at 11:59 p.m.
Open-to-the-Public Finalist Night, August 1, Benefits Spirit of Giving
The top eight competitors determined by public voting will be invited to compete live at the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol Presented by Marshall Grant, PLLC event to be held Thursday, August 1 at Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC). A combination of audience votes and judges’ selections will determine three finalists who will perform once more to see who will be chosen as this year’s “Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol.”
About the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl:
Now in its sixth year, the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl moves to a new day, time and network.
After spending five years on the Tuesday evening before Christmas and being aired on ESPN, the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl will kick off “in the Florida sunshine” on Saturday afternoon, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium and will broadcast on ABC, nationally on ESPN Radio and locally on ESPN 106.3. This year, the bowl game will have primary tie-ins for teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference with the Mid-American Athletic Conference having a secondary tie-in. The team from Conference USA will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the American
As one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and one of 15 owned and operated by ESPN Events (a division of ESPN) the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl is the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. As a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County that lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’, the event features all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events. It is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. Bowl week activities will begin on Tuesday, December 17 with the arrival of the participating teams; days, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more info, visit www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com and/or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 15 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event, an esports event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
Fill out the form below to enter the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol: