Army Entertainment is getting set to host another season of Operation Rising Star, a singing contest for Soldiers and military family members based on the American Idol format.
U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation will host a local Operation Rising Star competition Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 3-6 p.m. in the Patch Community Club.
Operation Rising Star is open to active duty military, National Guard and Reserve personnel and their 18-and-older family members. Participants must complete and submit an application by Oct. 18 at noon. The application is located on the Family and MWR website.
Vocalists must perform a song a cappella on the first night and then may choose a song with accompaniment on Oct. 19. A panel of judges and the audience will select the winners on the final day.
Prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded to the top three finishers, with the first place winner qualifying to compete for the grand prize, which includes an all expense paid trip for two to record a three-song CD and $1,000 in cash.
For more information on the competition, rules or to download the application, visit www.stuttgart.armymwr.com or call the Special Events Coordinator at 430-2110/civ. 0711-680-2110.