Press Release:– Grab the Mic is a Singing Talent Competition that is the brainchild of Sally Elwin.
Born from a lack of avenue for unknown talents, the competition seeks to highlight them.
Grab the Mic will be hosting auditions across the island, set to begin on June 2nd, 2019 at the Gros Islet Secondary School.
The auditions will be held weekly, every Sunday, and persons will be selected each week to move on to the Prelims, the Semis and then the Finals.
The dates are;
June 2nd – Gros Islet The Gros Islet Secondary School
June 9th – Babonneau The Babonneau Secondary School
June 16th – Dennery The Dennery Secondary School
June 23rd – Micoud The Micoud Secondary School
June 30th – Vieux Fort/Choiseul/Laborie The Beanfield Secondary School
July 7th – Soufriere The Soufriere Primary School
July 14 – Anse La Raye/Canaries TBA
July 20th & 21st – Castries TBA
Application forms can be picked up in advance at Anthony’s Jewelers.
Other locations to pick up forms will be announced subsequently.
When coming to the auditions persons are to walk with the already filled in applications to register for a slot to perform in his or her district.
Persons who do not get forms in advance should walk with a passport sized photo and fill a forms on the registration dates.
Registration at all locations begins from 9am to 11am and auditions begin promptly from 12noon. Audition rules are located on the form.
ABOUT SALLY ELWIN:
Sally Elwin has been commanding stages from Saint Lucia’s top resorts to its globally renowned festivals, as well as regional and international stages for over two decades.
With her professional debut at just 19 years old, Sally’s virtuosity as a singer comes not from age, but from experience and the extensive playlist of influences which have inflected her distinctly soulful and sentimental sound.
In 1996, Sally joined KK Elwin, who would become her husband. The two formed the band Fantasy, and for a decade, enthralled audiences at the Rendezvous Hotel as the resident band.
In 1996 Sally and KK Elwin captured the essence of the Christmas season with their song “Bring Joy to the World” which won the Radio Saint Lucia Best Christmas Song Competition.
In 1999, Sally was adjudged 1st runner up with the song “Viva Cuba!”. In 2001, Sally and KK won the best music group at the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s Ste Lisi Par Excellence Awards.
Her first compilation, self-titled “Sally” was launched in 2004.
Favorites from the album included “You are the One” which captivated audiences both at home and abroad.
That same year, Sally landed herself a performance at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. She performed at the Derek Walcott Square.
A second album “Crazy for You” was released in 2006.
That same year, Sally along with KK, opened for US Rhythm and Blues greats The Manhattans at the Pigeon Island National Park.
Their show-stopping performance was well received, as they set the pace for the headline act. Since then, Sally and KK have performed on various Saint Lucia Jazz Festival stages island wide and throughout the region.
Sally continues to produce. Her most recent song and video “Hallelujah” was released in February 2018 and produced by KK Elwin.
The song is a contemporary inspirational number and a remake of the Leonard Cohen’s melancholic and enigmatic song, with a solid production to match Sally’s remarkable vocal command.