If you’re not chicken, Foster Farms will give you a chance to crow.
For the second year, the Livingston-based poultry company, which sponsors the Foster Farms Bowl, is holding its “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” contest to find young talent to perform the national anthem at this year’s game.
The contest is open to Central Valley and Bay Area singers (soloists or groups) age 18 and under. Last year, it drew entries from singers as young as 6. To enter, singers must upload a 30- to 45-second “Star-Spangled Banner” performance video on YouTube. Videos must be titled “I Want to Sing at the Foster Farms Bowl.” Contestants must also complete the entry form on www.singatfosterfarmsbowl.com.
“The contest is a great opportunity to highlight local young talent and get people excited for this year’s Foster Farms Bowl,” said Ira Brill, director of communications at Foster Farms, in a news release. “Last year’s winner, a group of 10 singers from Maria Carrillo High School Jazz Choir of Santa Rosa, impressed the crowd with their rendition of the anthem. We look forward to this year’s entries.”
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Ten semifinalists will be invited to a live audition, where a panel of judges will select the winner. Details and official rules and regulations are at www.singatfosterfarmsbowl.com. The deadline for entries is midnight Nov. 30.
Foster Farms will donate 100 meals to a local food bank for each contest entry, the company said in the news release. Also, the winner will get to choose a local food bank to receive a donation of 1,000 meals in the soloist’s or group’s name.
The 2016 Foster Farms Bowl, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 28, will feature teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences. The game will be televised live on Fox with a 5:30 p.m. kickoff. Foster Farms will donate one meal to a local hunger relief organization for every Foster Farms Bowl ticket purchased.
For more information about the game and tickets, visit www.fosterfarmsbowl.com.