THE SEARCH BEGINS FOR ESPN’S
2022 ROOFCLAIM.COM BOCA RATON BOWL
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER
PRESENTED BY CP GROUP
ESPN’s RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl has brought back their National Anthem Contest for the fourth quest to find top talent to perform the National Anthem at the 2022 bowl game. Vocalists and instrumentalists, amateurs and professionals, individuals and groups from teens through seniors (must be 18 years or older) are welcome! After a few online elimination rounds, the Top 5 finalists will peform live in August (details coming soon) where the audience and judges will select the winner. All proceeds from the finale in August will go to the bowl’s official charity partner – Spirit of Giving Network.
This is your chance – The contest is open and taking submissions now until June 26!
ROUND 1 – APPLY
May – June 26 | 11:59 PM – Audition
*Entries: Submit audition tapes using YouTube featuring the National Anthem song only before June 26 at 11:59 PM. Acapella, instrumental, solo or groups are permitted. Audition tapes featuring songs other than the National Anthem will automatically be disqualified. Background music will be permitted as long as contestant’s voice can clearly be distinguished. No other voices besides those auditioning should be featured in demo, and no one other than the person auditioning should appear in the demo.
June 30 | 11:59 PM – National Anthem Committee votes privately & Top 10 Semi-Finalists are announced
ROUND 2: TOP 10 SEMI-FINALISTS
July 1 – 19 | 11:59 PM – Public Voting
July 22 | 11:59 PM – Top 5 Finalists are announced
ROUND 3 – TOP 5 FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE
Early August (date coming soon) – Top 5 Finalists perform live at Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) hosted by CP Group
Top 5: Perform verse of their choice (2 minutes max). Audience & Judges combined votes determine Top 3.
Top 3: Performs National Anthem. Judges vote and announce winner.
WINNER: Performs the National Anthem live at FAU Stadium in December at ESPN’s RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl and receives 10 game tickets for family and friends with sideline access during opening ceremonies.
AUDITION: Submit a video of your National Anthem performance by 11:59 PM on June 26 online at RoofClaimBocaRatonBowl.com. Audition tapes featuring songs other than the National Anthem will automatically be disqualified. As mentioned – acapella, instrumental, solo or group auditions are permitted. Background music will be permitted as long as contestant’s voice can clearly be distinguished. No other voices besides those auditioning should be featured in demo, and no one other than the person auditioning should appear in the demo.
SEMI-FINALISTS & FINALISTS: Contestants will be contacted via email by bowl staff using the contact information provided below as announcements are made throughout the contest (i.e. Top 10 & Top 5 announcements).
- Must be 18 years or older to audition and located in Florida. Proof of identification will be required prior to live finale event. Minors must get permission from parent’s to participate. This contest is void in all other states and territories.
- Should be a minimum of 30 seconds, but no more than two (2) minutes in length.
- The winner of the national anthem contest must be available early August to perform live at the finale. The winner will also have to be available in mid-late December 2022 for both the bowl rehearsal and anthem performance on game day.
- For the complete guidelines and requirements please view the rules here.
PRIZE: The winner will get the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the 2022 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl during opening ceremonies at FAU Stadium prior to the game being televised nationally. The winner will also receive 10 game tickets for family and friends with sideline access during the performance.
*Travel and accommodations will not be provided with the prize tickets and that the winner and their guests must comply with all event health and safety protocols.
VOTING: One vote per a person/day will be permitted online during the online public voting round. During the live finale in August, one vote per a person will be permitted. If there is a tie, the bowl’s presenting sponsor, CP Group, has a designated member of their team to judge throughout the event, who will also be in charge of making the final decision when a tiebreaker occurs.
JUDGING: Both the National Anthem Committee in the first round and judges in the final round will be judging using the following criteria: Quality of Submission (20%), Proper National Anthem lyrics and reverence (40%) and Performance Quality (40%).
Fill out the form below to enter the 2022 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl National Anthem: