Crane student makes first round of Macy’s sing-off competition, seeks online votes
POTSDAM – A Crane School of Music student has made the first round of Macy’s national Star-Spangled Banner Sing Off competition and is seeking votes.
You can vote for Kristyn Murphy’s rendition of the National Anthem once a day from through April 30 by liking Macy’s Facebook page and clicking the Sing-Off Tab, or by visiting www.kristynmurphy.com and following the link on the homepage.“The opportunity to be the featured vocalist during the explosive high-flying show will truly be a life-changing experience for the lucky singer who will help us honor the nation,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s NYC Fourth of July Fireworks.
The top 10 finalists will be chosen based on the number of votes they receive. From those top 10, the grand prize winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.”
Murphy recorded her first CD, Sweet Freedom, at the age of 13, with a quartet known as the Center Drive Singers. In 2008, Kristyn rallied together some high school friends and recorded a three-song patriotic album titled “Soul of a Nation.” The CD, which Kristyn recorded while her older sister was in Iraq, was given to the soldiers fighting overseas as a very special thank you gift.
Born in Maine, Murphy has studied at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford Conn. as well as Crane, where she is finishing up her university studies in Business and the Music Industry.
The winner will record a version of the national anthem for the score of the Macy’s Fireworks show in NYC, with the help of vocal mentor, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, and Macy’s creative team. The recording will be added to the final fireworks score to which the show is designed and synchronized. The winner and three guests will also receive a trip to New York City to see the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration live. Fans across the nation will also have the opportunity to download a free copy of the recording from Macy’s Facebook page.