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The Big Talent Showcase comes to OC! "The tables seem to be reversed, for once at least."

"The American Idol of So. Cal. comes to Orange County"

For countless decades, the natives of Orange County have been schlepping themselves up the 405 in hopes of securing a face to face with the Industry’s finest. In August, the tables will be turning. Yes, yes, for those of you who have sat in countless hours of traffic, have been blown off after the 2 hour (sometimes 4 hour) commute, this time the Pro’s are coming to you! But don’t chalk this one down as payback.

On August 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Costa Mesa Hilton, less than a mile from the South Coast Plaza, Manny Mijares of Upscale Recording and Productions will be hosting the “Big Talent Showcase” for it’s first time in OC. A singing competition on PED’s if you will, the American Idol of So Cal.

With previous judges including representatives from Interscope Records, Disney, Epic Records and Geffen, It’s not hard to imagine one of our own joining the likes of OC’s Gwen Stefani, Will Ferrell, John Wayne, Dexter Holland (The Offspring) and Mike Ness to name just a few, but that will be up to you wont it!

Here is how it all goes down.

On Thursday the registrants will meet for an icebreaker reception.

The talent will meet and greet each other just prior to entering the intense 2-day competition. Friday will be all business, as each category will perform for the judges separately and be ranked on a scale of 1-10. There will be three factors when considering scores: X factor, pure talent and image marketability. The finalists will get the chance on Saturday to go head to head with those who have made it past the first rounds and go for the gold! There will be a special presentation and final showcase on Saturday night, where tickets will be available for purchase at the door and on the website.

There will also be seminars and panels to help those pursuing the arts as a profession. Previously, 5 time Grammy winner Shep Crawford motivated the showcase contestants to stay in the studio until greatness was accomplished. For more on this, please view the writers tab on the showcases website.

For more information on the Big Talent Showcase a National Singing Competition, please go to or call Manny at 714-881-6470.

Space is limited and only the first 50 registrants get a special discount. Call for details.

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