Universal CityWalk’s newest venue opens today and showcases karaoke with a twist – performing guests are introduced to the audience by an emcee and sing with a full live band and back-up singers. Whether you sing like a star or just think you do, this is your chance to shimmer, shine or just show off.
In celebration of the club’s opening (in the former CityJazz nightclub spot) Universal Orlando Resort also introduces the CityWalk’s Rising Star Top 10 Karaoke Challenge, a contest that searches for the best karaoke artists in the area. If you think you have what it takes, there will be four opportunities to impress the judges – March 26 and 28, and April 2 and 4.
State-of-the-art flat panel monitors and amplifiers throughout the club highlight each performer and their song lyrics. While working up the nerve or getting in the mood to sing, audience members can enjoy one of their signature drinks, such as the “Open Mic-Tini” or the “Liquid Courage,” and enjoy one of the tasty food menu items.
Guests who would like to participate in the CityWalk’s Rising Star 10 Ten Karaoke Challenge will be asked to fill out and submit an entry form, and a raffle will decide each night’s contestants. Finalists will be chosen based on scoring by a three-judge panel, as well as audience applause, with performers evaluated on their star quality, vocal talent and stage presence. The top 10 performers will receive a prize package, including a Universal Two-Park Annual Power Pass, annual CityWalk Party Pass and a spot to perform in front of hundreds of VIP and media guests during CityWalk’s Rising Star’s grand opening event in April. For complete contest rules visit www.citywalkorlando.com.