Anthem tryouts draw record number of performers
This past Saturday, the ValleyCats held their 4th Annual National Anthem tryouts at Crossgates Mall, with Jaime from Oldies 98-3 serving as the event emcee. 84 contestants, the most in the events four year history, performed in front of a panel of four judges.
Each performance was ranked based upon stage presence, song accuracy, and sound quality. Out of the 84 performers, the judges were faced with the tough task of deciding on five finalists. It was extremely difficult due to the many great renditions of the anthem!
Ultimately, the decision had to be made, and we’re excited to announce the five finalists below!
EMILY FROM COHOES
JOAN FROM ALBANY
MIKE FROM RENSSELAER
JAKE FROM EAST GREENBUSH
Each of the five finalists will be placed on tcvalleycats.com from Monday April 14 through Friday, April 18 for a fan vote. The contestant with the most votes, will sing at “The Joe” during a premium fireworks night in front of an average of 5,000+ fans!
However, all of the finalists above will be scheduled to sing at “The Joe” in 2014…so congratulations! Plus, this year marks the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, which makes it extra special!
Thank you to everyone who attended the tryouts, thank you to Crossgates Mall for being great hosts, and to Jaime from Oldies 98-3 for being the event emcee!! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2015!