Charlotte, NC (Vocus) March 24, 2008 -
Â The entry deadline for the seventh season of the Christian Artist Talent Search (C.A.T.S.) series on INSP -Â The Inspiration Network Â will close April 11, 2008, it was announced today. The premier platform for discovering Christian talent, C.A.T.S. brings together 32 finalists from across the country to perform on national television with the opportunity to land a national recording contract. The winner of the seventh season will record with the GrammyÂ®-nominated and Dove Award-winning Lamon Records and Dave Moody Productions.
C.A.T.S. invites submissions from all Christian genres, including Gospel, Contemporary, Southern Gospel, Rock, and Rap/Hip Hop. Entries will be accepted from soloists and groups from now until April 11, 2008. To qualify, contestants must submit a CD or audiocassette with two Christian songs, two copies of a recent photo, and two copies of their biography. All entrants must be 15 years of age or older by April 11, 2008.
Finalists will participate in televised performances that will be produced at INSPÂs studios in Charlotte, NC. The seventh season of C.A.T.S. will begin airing in January 2009. Music industry professionals and celebrity judges from the Christian entertainment community will judge the performances and select a winner from the 32 finalists. Past judges have included Russ Lee, Janet Paschal, Tammy Trent, Bob Carlisle, Kim Hopper, Maurette Brown Clark and Michelle Williams.
Contestants can visit http://www.insp.com to view the rules and regulations and download the entry form. Additional information also is available by calling 803.578.1500.
Season six of C.A.T.S. is currently airing during the ÂINSP Saturday Night!Â lineup on INSP -- The Inspiration Network. The show also airs on i-Lifetv Â- Inspirational Life Television. Viewers can check their local program guides for more information.
David Cerullo is the Executive Producer of C.A.T.S. Ron Shuping is the Co-Executive Producer. Fred Shaheen is the Senior Producer.
About The Inspiration Networks:
The Inspiration Networks are available to more than a billion people worldwide through multiple distribution platforms, including Internet Broadband (http://www.inspiration.net) and four satellite and cable TV networks (INSP -- The Inspiration Network; i-Lifetv -- Inspirational Life Television; LFC -- La Familia Cosmovision; and INI -- Inspiration Network International). The Inspiration Networks also operate ÂInspiration Video On Demand,Â the first inspirational platform for cable television video on demand (VOD) delivery; and ÂInspiration Global,Â providing broadband video content in the worldÂs four major trade languages -Â French, Italian, German, and Spanish.