June 20, 2019
For the last three days, I have been working on an issue with Google, our email server/provider. This issue impacted all Canton Idol video submissions. Google is terribly sorry, but has been of little help, due to Federal Privacy Laws. I am so terribly sorry.
Because of this issue, there appears to be only one solution. If you submitted a video audition for Canton Idol 2019, we are kindly asking you to re-submit your video. We have no way of knowing who submitted audition videos. The lack of information prohibits us from specifically reaching out to those who DID submit a video audition. Considering vacations and access to email, we have decided to change the deadline for submissions to Sunday, June 30, 2019. This also means, the parent orientation meetings scheduled for this coming week, will be rescheduled for early July. I'm certain you can imagine the frustration.
While Google believes they have resolved the problem, we are taking an extra step by adding another email address to our Canton Idol group. In submitting video auditions, please send them to: email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org - be sure to include your name, and grade you will be entering in the FALL of 2019.
We moved to video submissions in the hope it would take pressure off stretched family schedules. As I often say, "I love technology…when it works properly." I'm truly embarrassed by the situation. I hope you will not see this as a reflection of how we do things at BeckRidge.
If there is any good news in this situation: if you were thinking about being part of Idol 2019 and thought you missed the deadline, YOU DIDN'T.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Artistic Director - BeckRidge Productions
In late August, BeckRidge Productions hosts Canton Idol - a voice competition open to Middle and High School students throughout southeastern lower Michigan. The top three finalists in each division take home cash prizes. The benefits of Canton Idol extend far beyond singing. Contestants work together preparing group numbers, building teamwork, friendships and most importantly confidence. A panel of judges along with the audience advance the performers and ultimately select the winners.
Want to be part of Canton Idol 2019? We have tweaked the process and here is what you need to know:
Auditions must be submitted by video no later than June 30, 2019. Videos can be up to one minute in length and must be unaccompanied. (No background track or music.) Read Canton Idol 2019 Document Package for submission requirements. Submit your videos to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only 15 candidates from Middle School and 15 from High School will participate in Idol 2019. (Get your video submitted right away!)
The competition will be held on ONE NIGHT.
AUGUST 20, 2019
VILLAGE THEATER @ CHERRY HILL
40525 Koppernick Road
Canton, MI 48187
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