Voice of McDonald’s Finalists to Compete at McDonald’s Convention April 19-22, 2010

Twelve talented vocalists from 5 continents and 11 countries will perform in finals in the Voice of McDonald’s Singing Competition starting on April 19th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida at the McDonald’s Worldwide Owner/Operator Convention.  Each contestant will be coached with choreography, stage presence and vocal tips in addition to hair and makeup styling.  The singers will be accompanied by a live orchestra and will perform in front of 15,000 convention attendees.

Voice of McDonald’s Singing Competition 2010

Judging the Finals of the competition will be an international panel of professionals from the music industry.

The judges are:

  • Troy Carter: Chairman/CEO of Atom Factory Inc
  • Ken Hertz: Prominent entertainment attorney of Goldring, Hertz and Lichtenstein, LLP
  • Walter Afansieff: Multiple Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter
  • Estelle: Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and producer 

 The 12 Finalists are:

  • Weijie Wu – Liwan District, Guanzhon, China
  • Ni Kadek Arini – Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Yui Nakayama – Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jin Hur – Goyang City, South Korea
  • Chenee Capuyan – Davao Del Sur, Davao, Philippines
  • Gaetan Nieto – Antibes, France
  • Roger Corneille – Deurne, Netherlands
  • Ana Cepello Cobos – Seville, Spain
  • Evelyn Cardenas Portillo – San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jesus Miguel Molinares Espinoza – Lima, Peru
  • Fatima Poggi – Pinckney, Michigan, United States
  • Eddie Davenport – Stockbridge, Michigan, United States


Singing Competition Prizes

The Grand Finale will be held April 22, 2010.  The grand-prize is $25,000, second prize is $10,000, and third prize is $5,000. No one will go home empty-handed though, all other finalists will receive $1,500 and all finalists will take home $500 for their restaurants and a $1,000 donation in their names for their local Ronald McDonald House Charities or other children’s charity.

1 Comment

Posted by Samantha 21. April 2010 at 5:37 pm :

Hey… My name is Samantha and I’m Eddie Davenport’s daughter. The performance on Monday evening was amazing. From The MC Jill Wagner (who is wonderful and down to earth) to Richard Marx giving an impromptu performance with the acoustic guitar. Each finalist did an amazing job and they all should be VERY proud of themselves!

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