Universal CityWalk's <i>Wannabe Wicked</i> Competition

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As part of Universal CityWalk’s® free Summer Block Party entertainment series, they are partnering with the blockbuster musical Wicked to present Wannabe Wicked, a competitive performance series that will award an aspiring performer with a walk-on appearance in the Los Angeles production of Wicked. Aside from the opportunity of a lifetime to perform
on stage at the Pantages Theatre, semi-finalists will be able to audition live at
“L.A’s Favorite Place To Play,” Universal CityWalk, part of Universal Studios HollywoodSM – The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM

interested in entering the Wannabe Wicked competition are required to submit a Sonicbids EPK and include a video performance of one of the below songs.

The following
five songs and lyrics can be downloaded at: www.citywalkhollywood.com/Wicked

Guide Track (With Vocals) Guide Track (Without Vocals) Lyrics
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Defying Gravity Defying Gravity Defying Gravity
Dancing Through Life Dancing Through Life Dancing Through Life
For Good For Good For Good
The Wizard And I The Wizard And I The Wizard And I

Video performances of these songs from Wicked will be judged by theatre industry professionals on the basis of vocal quality, performance delivery, vocal accuracy and overall performance. (Note, video and production quality will not be judged.) Fifty semi-finalists will be selected for the live competitions.

Wannabe Wicked Wednesdays are part of Universal CityWalk’s Summer Block Party featuring free entertainment seven nights per week including live bands, dancing, the popular free movie night and talent competitions from June 20 through August 31. Each Wannabe Wicked Wednesday performance will showcase ten of the selected semi-finalists to perform before a live audience at Universal CityWalk during the summer series: July 2, July 9, July 16, July 30, August 6 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

On Wednesday, August 20, one winner will be selected from the finalists and will walk away with a walk-on appearance in Wicked at the Pantages Theatre (appearance date TBD). The Wannabe Wicked performance competition is open to the public and there is a $10 processing fee to submit a Sonicbids EPK. Additional information, including dates, rules and regulations, guide track downloads, lyrics and audition video requirements, can be accessed by clicking here or visiting www.CityWalkHollywood.com/Wicked.

Please Note: For Existing Members - This listing is available to Supersonic members only. All EPKs must include a video of the submitter performing one of the approved songs (above). Video quality and professional production are not requirements.

See the videos for the finalists chosen so far: Click Here