Local teenagers have until this Friday to enter Hamilton Central Library’s ‘Lib Sync’ lip-syncing competition, which will be held later this month in celebration of New Zealand Music Month and Youth Week.
Held on 22 May from 12pm-4pm, Lib Sync will see teens perform five minute lip-syncing acts in front of a panel of celebrity judges, including singer/songwriter Annah Mac, Unleashed bass guitarist Shane Smith and Hamilton mayor Bob Simcock.
The top three acts will go on to compete in the final round to be crowned ‘Lib Sync champions’.
Hamilton City Libraries operations manager Robyn Pengelly said that while it is the sixth year that Hamilton City Libraries has celebrated NZ Music Month, it will be the first time that its Music Month initiative has been targeted specifically at youth.
“We have called on the advice and knowledge of Youth Council and the Hamilton City Council youth development team to put this event together. We hope it will challenge the perception that libraries are always quiet places and instead promote them as social hubs for the entire community, including teens.”
She said the event is also an exciting opportunity for young local performers to meet Annah Mac, one of the country’s latest up and coming musical talents.
“Annah has a four-record deal with Sony, her song ‘Focus’ is getting a lot of air time at the moment and she even opened for Kelly Clarkson in Auckland last month. She is definitely has a promising career ahead of her.”
All performers must be aged between 12-18 years old, with 2-6 members in each act.
To register, acts must supply signed entry forms and a CD of their music to Hamilton Central Library by this Friday [14 May]. Acts can opt to perform one song or a mix of several songs however in celebration of NZ Music Month Kiwi music must be included somewhere in the performance.
For more information and entry forms, visit www.hamiltonlibraries.co.nz