Racer Athletics is pleased to announce that BB&T Present Racers Got Talent is returning for a second season. All students, individuals or groups, are encouraged to take part in this program to compete against each other for a $500 cash prize that will be awarded during the final home men’s basketball game Feb. 18, 2012. Auditions for the competition will be held at 6:30pm Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the CFSB Center.
Sixteen of the acts participating in the audition will be chosen by a panel of three judges to have their performance taped for the competition. Two additional acts will be chosen via Facebook voting as Fan Favorites, bringing the total number of acts in the competition to 18.
All 18 acts will have a short segment of their performance filmed and at each of the first nine men’s basketball games, beginning Nov. 11, videos from two acts will be shown at half-time. All 18 videos will also be posted online at GoRacers.com and online voting for these videos will begin after the Jan. 14 game.
This first round of voting will determine the top eight acts. Another round of voting will begin after the Feb. 2 game to determine the top four acts. The finalists (top two acts) will be determined by online voting after the Feb. 9 game and these two acts will perform live at the Feb. 11 game against Austin Peay.
Online voting will determine the winner, which will be announced at the final men’s basketball game of the year. Sign-ups for the Nov. 1 auditions will begin in person Oct. 15 at the Athletics tent in Tent City prior to the Homecoming football game.
Online sign-ups will begin immediately and can be accessed by going to GoRacers.com and clicking the Racers Got Talent heading under the Fans tab. Continue to check back at GoRacers.com as well as the official Racer Athletics Facebook page for additional information and contests