The Nashville Predators are calling all of Smashville to assist in their search for an anthem singer who will make their debut during the Preds 2017-18 season.
From now until Sunday, Aug. 13, fans can submit their entries through an application on NashvillePredators.com. Ten finalists will be invited to perform in front of a live audience and celebrity judges, where the top four contestants will move onto the final round – performing during the Nashville Predators’ preseason games.
The top vote-getter at the end of the preseason schedule will perform at select home games through the 2017-18 season, with the second and third place contestants acting as fill-ins based on availability.
“Turning the selection process over to Music City and the Citizens of Smashville was an easy decision to make,” Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. “From the enhancements inside Bridgestone Arena each year to the length of our Season-Ticket Citizenships, and now to their involvement in these upcoming tryouts, our loyal fanbase continues to make us a better organization, one that wouldn’t have its successes or achievements without Smashville’s support.”
The search starts now and fans can be involved throughout the entire selection process, nearly start to finish, until Oct. 5, the day of the Nashville Predators season opener in Boston.
“The Smashville community reaches far beyond Middle Tennessee – just as our anthem singer does – and the input from our loyal fanbase guarantees that inside Bridgestone Arena and on television screens across the United States, our new singer will be a household staple alongside the Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators,” Nashville Predators Executive Vice President and CRO Chris Junghans said. “Interest in our team is at a fever pitch and we look forward to using our platform to help showcase the winning artist.”
The Preds’ platform made way for international media coverage throughout the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs of the legendary musical guests who performed the National Anthem before each home playoff game which included Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Tricia Yearwood, and more.