3rd Annual Stars of Tomorrow Competition to Crown Winner in February

Andy Warhol once stated that "in the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes." With the increasing onslaught of television talent competitions, reality shows, viral videos and photo-dominated social sites, it appears as though he were quite right in his assessment. Our fair city of Atlanta is getting in on the phenomenon of discovering a star by announcing the 3 rd annual Star of Tomorrow talent competition. If you are anxious to see a local spin on the fifteen minutes (or longer) of fame theory, be sure to read on and get all the details! It's the ultimate vocal showdown, as 10 of the best teen singers in Georgia are ready to take the stage for their shot at fame. On Sunday, February 16, Variety of Georgia - The Children's Charity of Georgia, will host the 3 rd annual Stars of Tomorrow competition at The Buckhead Theatre. Eligible youth across the state have submitted videos of their best performances. After a round of preliminary judging, the top 10 will showcase their voices one final time to vie for the coveted champion title.

The singing competition will raise its curtain at 4:00 p.m., with the Silent Auction beginning at 3:00 p.m. The finalists are set to perform for an eager audience of friends, family, community influencers and three show-business veterans (Amanda Moore, Garrett Schaefer and Robert Ray). The anticipated evening will be filled with fun, philanthropy and dream-chasing, as Stars of Tomorrow crowns its 2014 champion. The Top 10 Stars of Tomorrow finalists include: Jenna Bass, Lilburn Jenane Mcculloch, Peachtree City Emily Carey, Blue Ridge Esu Obu, Lawrenceville Meredith Cohen , Roswell Cheyanne Osoria, Snellville Shayna Garcia, Lawrenceville Ramya Prabhakar, Roswell Hannah French, Cordele Cierra Smith, LaGrange The winner of the singing competition will receive a $2,500 cash prize and the opportunity to perform on the Fox Theatre stage.

The talented teen will also be rewarded with a custom-made demo CD with two tracks, tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre and a Frabel trophy! The first and second runners-up contestants each receive a custom-made demo CD, tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre and a Frabel trophy. Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia's promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization's commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their stunning vocals for industry leaders, but also develop skills they will use for years to come. To ensure a seat for this year's show, please purchase tickets early. Tickets for the February 16 final competition are now available and start at $20. All ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia.

To purchase tickets, visit www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com or please call 678.994.4210 for additional information. About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21 Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World's Greatest Children's Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The charity's mission is to enrich, improve, and fulfill the lives of children with disabilities or disadvantages. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called "Tents" and members "Barkers." Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.