Lincoln man competes for chance at 'Voice of McDonald's' title
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[October 29, 2013]
Rigoberto Ernst, a McDonald's
crew member from the independently owned and operated McDonald's at
1109 Hickox Drive in Lincoln, is one of the talented U.S.-based
employees who have a chance to advance to the "Voice of McDonald's"
global competition in Orlando, Fla., in April 2014 to experience a
whirlwind of professional vocal performance coaching, expert
industry advice and loads of fun. The voting started Monday, and
Ernst hopes to generate support through online votes through Dec. 2
Voice of McDonald's is a contest that aims to discover, recognize
and reward the most talented singers among the approximate 1.8
million individuals employed by either McDonald's or its independent
owner-operators worldwide. In the United States, this fifth edition
of the competition started with a talented field of McDonald's
employees. The talent search calls on consumers and top music
industry professionals to help narrow the field to just three
contestants for a world-class opportunity to achieve their dreams.
If Ernst is voted to move on to the finals in Orlando, he will
receive a star-studded experience. An entourage will provide
expertise on hair and makeup, wardrobe, choreography, stage
presence, and vocal coaching. Additionally, he will have access to a
panel of internationally renowned vocal and music industry
professionals who will serve as judges in the competition and offer
advice for launching a career in the music industry.
Pending the results of the competition here in the United States,
if Ernst moves on from the semifinals, he will perform in two rounds
of the final global competition on a massive concert stage with a
live orchestra in front of more than 15,000 McDonald's
owner-operators, corporate employees and suppliers in attendance at
McDonald's Worldwide Owner/Operator Convention.
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"Rigoberto has worked so hard for this moment and truly deserves
this special opportunity McDonald's has given him to shine," said
Jack Millan, McDonald's owner-operator. "I know he will make us
proud, and we can't wait to hear the competition results."
The global Voice of McDonald's winner receives $25,000; the
second prize includes $17,500; third prize gets $12,500; and fourth
prize yields a check for $7,500.
To read more about Rigoberto Ernst and the other Voice of
McDonald's front-runners from around the world, see their music
For real-time news and updates leading into the April 2014
competitions in Orlando, follow
Twitter and the Voice of McDonald's hashtags, #VOMcD and #voiceofmcdonalds.
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