Polish Your Passion and NYMF’s Joey Contreras in Concert present the inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest providing emerging student performers with the opportunity to compete to perform at a rising artist’s concert.

This year, Award winning and iTunes Pop Charting songwriter Joey Contreras (Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras, Young Kind of Love; Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know”; www.joeycontreras.com) has penned the competition song, “Waiting for More.” 

 

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Click on the headphones to listen to a recording of “Waiting for More" (feat. Lilli Cooper). 

Record a video of YOUR cover of Joey’s song and submit below (not our main video feedback submission page) for the chance to perform “Waiting for More” at NYMF’s Joey Contreras in Concert on July 16th, 2015 at 8pm at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

 

 

Click  for tickets to the concert featuring guests like Natalie Weiss, Ben Fankhauser, and the #JoeyShine winner!

 

The judges’ panel includes Frankie Grande (YouTube Sensation, Big Brother fan favorite, & upcoming judge of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Broadway's Newsies, Co-Creator of the web series Submissions Only, & star of the upcoming Broadway musical, Tuck Everlasting), and Eden Espinosa (star of Broadway's Wicked, Rent, and the debut album "Look Around") 

 

☆Prizes☆

 

☆ Top 20 Finalists ☆

They will receive video feedback from Polish Your Passion coaches on their cover and be invited to record their professional quality final draft videos in NYC with co-founders Tom Morin & Caroline Selia to shine in front of the judges’ panel.

☆1st Prize☆ 

  • Perform cover of “Waiting for More” live at NYMF’s Joey Contreras in Concert on July 16th at 8pm at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

  • Copy of Joey’s latest CD, Young Kind of Love, signed by Joey & special guests

  • 1 hour acting & voice lesson with Polish Your Passion coaches

 

☆2nd Prize☆

  • Invited to the sound check for Joey Contreras’ July 16th Concert

  • 1 hour acting & voice lesson with Polish Your Passion coaches

  • Copy of Joey’s latest CD, Young Kind of Love, signed by Joey & special guests

  • 2015 NYMF poster signed by the cast of Joey's concert

☆3rd Prize☆

  • 1 hour acting & voice lesson with Polish Your Passion coaches

  • Copy of Joey’s latest CD, Young Kind of Love, signed by Joey and special guests

  • 2015 NYMF poster signed by the cast of Joey's concert

Rules & Eligibility☆

  • Submissions must be received by Friday, June 19th at 11:59PM Eastern.

  • Open to anyone currently enrolled in high school or college. 2015 graduates are eligible.

  • You must be at least 13 years old to submit.

  • You must live in the metro area (NY, NJ, CT, PA) and be able to provide your own transportation to NYC, if chosen as a Top 20 Finalist or Winner.

  • Record your song using a 3/4 body shot. Please no zooming or internal editing within the song.

  • You must use the recorded track. No a capella.

  • By submitting, you agree to allow Polish Your Passion and Joey Contreras to share your video on any and all social media pages and websites.

  • “Waiting for More” is copyrighted material of Joey Contreras and used in this contest with his expressed permission. Entrants cannot claim it as an original.

  • Number of winners depends on the amount of submissions.

  • To download a complete list of "Rules and Eligibility," click here

 

How to Enter☆

1. DOWNLOAD the accompaniment track and sheet music for “Waiting for More.”

         

 

 

2. RECORD your cover using the Accompaniment track.

3. UPLOAD your video to YouTube (make sure to make it public or unlisted). 

4. ADD THE TITLE #JoeyShine “Waiting for More” by Joey Contreras- Your name  

   *Share your video on Twitter & add #JoeyShine #musicalslivehere #nymf2015 and we will retweet!

5. SUBMIT below by filling out the form and sharing your link.

UPDATE☆

 

Submissions for this year's inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest are no longer being accepted. On behalf of Polish Your Passion and NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert, we want to thank everyone who took the time to learn Joey's beautiful song and submit for this opportunity. We very much appreciate your time and talent!

The Grand Prize winner of the inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest was Amanda Lopez. Amanda Lopez is originally from Miami, Florida and is a 2015 graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Some of her recent credits include Carrie: The Musical (Speakeasy Stage Company); The Museum of Useless Desire, Disney's On the Record! (The Boston Conservatory). NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert marked her NYC & NYMF debut.

 

The 2nd place winner in the contest was Pablo Torres (a junior at The Boston Conservatory) and the 3rd place winner was Kate Suppes (a recent graduate from The Hartt School). They joined other finalists, Hanna Shykind and Nicholas Trawick, singing backup vocals on the songs, "Constellations" and "The Beat of Love". The other Top 20 Finalists include Stephen Brower, Myriam Burger, Katie Dolan, Diana Fernandez, Mildred Gil, Daniela Kaplun, Anastasia Lallos, Thomas McCoy, Emily McNally, Symone Mitchell, Ethan Riordan, Javier Romero, Jasmine Sharma, Emily Tolnay and Daniel Scott Walton.

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