Young singers and singing groups 18 and under from throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area are invited to compete in an anthem-singing contest. The winner will perform at the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 27.
Foster Farms, a poultry supplier based in the Central Valley, is holding the “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” contest for the third year in a row, highlighting talented youth from California. According to the company, the contest has seen entries from children as young as six years old up to 18, the cutoff age.
“We look forward to entries in the ‘Oh Say, Can You Sing?’ contest every year, and we’ve been honored to have 49ers greats, Ronnie Lott and Dwight Clark, as judges,” said Ira Brill, director of communications at Foster Farms. “The contest is a fantastic opportunity to showcase local talent and get youth involved in lending a hand to those in need during the holiday season.”
Foster Farms is donating 4,000 servings of turkey to Turlock-based United Samaritans Foundation in the name of last year’s winner, Felicia Dias. The company has said it will donate 100 meals to a local food bank for every contest entry received. This year’s winner will get to choose a local food bank to receive 1,000 meals in their name. The company will also donate one meal to local hunger relief organizations for every ticket purchased to the Foster Farms Bowl, the college football game between the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences.
Children wanting to enter the singing contest must post a 30- to 45-second video singing the National Anthem on YouTube. The video must be titled “I Want to Sing at the Foster Farms Bowl,” and contestants must complete a form found at singatfosterfarmsbowl.com before Nov. 30 at midnight, pacific time. A live audition will be held for 10 finalists, where a judges’ panel will select the winner.