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PA Farm Show issues invitation to enter its 'star-spangled sing-off'

"Oh, Say Can You Sing?" contestants will compete for the chance to open the Farm Show by signing the National Anthem next year.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Note: The video is from January.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is looking for a few good singers.

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Monday invited singers statewide to enter “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?”, a star-spangled sing-off to win a chance sing the National Anthem at the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented Pennsylvanian singing the national anthem live, and the contest will determine who wins the honor of singing each morning.

“At the Pennsylvania Farm Show this January, we invite Pennsylvanians to harvest a new sense of unity,” said Redding. “We’ll kick-off each day in song with the National Anthem, in hopes to inspire harmony for a successful show and future of agriculture.” 

The contest is open to Pennsylvania residents of all ages – both individuals and groups. Contestants enter by emailing a link to a video of themselves singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” without instrumental accompaniment, to agcontests@pa.gov.

Emailed entries will be accepted from today through noon on Friday, November 5.

The top 20 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. 

Finalists will be posted for fan voting by Facebook likes and reactions from Monday, November 8 through Friday, November 12. 

Five winners in the Individual category and five winners in the Group category will be selected and announced on Facebook.

Winners will be provided a free parking pass for the day and must be present at the Farm Show Complex by 7:45 AM on the day they are selected to sing. A winner will sing live at 8:00 AM each day of the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show, from January 8-15.

Full contest details are available here or on the Farm Show Facebook page. 

Find out more about the Pennsylvania Farm Show at farmshow.pa.gov.

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