Details in a Nutshell
Minnesota Sings is a competition between cities throughout Minnesota that is designed for amateur vocalists ages 13-20 AND 21 and over. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, we will be holding a virtual contest.
Questions & Answers
Q. How long has Minnesota Sings been taking place?
A. Under the Minnesota Sings name, this is our seventh year. Overall however, this is the eleventh year of competition. The first four years the event was called Hastings Sings.
Q. Is the event truly statewide?
A. Yes, it is. We have competitors participate from all over the state from Warroad to Rochester and lots of place in between!
Q. You state the competition is for amateur vocalists, who do you consider to be professional?
A. If 25% or more of your income last year came from singing, you are not eligible to compete.
Q. How is this different from a karaoke contest?
A. The song they choose to sing has to be memorized. There isn’t a video screen on stage
running the words past them. The contestant has to submit a video of their performance to our You Tube channel. The song cannot exceed 5 minutes and there can be no profanity in the words.