FOX and MySpace are inviting aspiring singers, performers and GLEEks nationwide to enter the “GLEE MySpace Karaoke Contest.” Starting today at 3:00 PM PT, fans 14 years of age and older are encouraged to follow in RACHEL BERRY’s footsteps by recording their own interpretations of featured songs from GLEE, including Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” and posting their videos online at karaoke.myspace.com. The competition ends Wednesday, Sept. 23.
The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and a grand prize winner will be announced on or about Wednesday, Oct. 21. Winners will be selected on the basis of singing ability, entertainment value and appeal. In addition to the grand prize of a trip to Hollywood to visit the set of GLEE, exclusive GLEE merchandise and iTunes Gift Cards will be awarded to runners-up. For complete contest rules, visit karaoke.myspace.com.
Additionally, for every person who submits an entry, FOX will donate $1 (with a maximum contribution of $10,000) to the GRAMMY Foundation®, a nonprofit organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that offers music education to high school students nationwide through its GRAMMY in the Schools® Programs.
GLEE premieres tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. A special encore episode will air Friday, Sept. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
For the first week of the contest, entrants will be able to select from any of the following songs featured in the preview episode or tonight’s season premiere:
• Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”
• REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
• Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”
• Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It”
Contest entrants can check karaoke.myspace.com each week to find out what new songs will be added to the roster.