First Auditions For “Laurens Sings” is this Saturday

Image courtesy Billy Dunlap & City of Laurens

The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department has announced a new singing competition to be held during the summer of 2017.

Laurens Sings will take the place of Laurens Idol, which entertained audiences for nine seasons. The competition is open to ages 8 and up.

Laurens Sings will include the top 15 finalists after auditions are completed. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 10am and Thursday, May 11 at 6:30pm. All auditions will be held at The Ridge at Laurens.

All audition participants will be asked to sing a one-minute a cappella version of a song of their choice. Auditions are open to individuals, groups and bands. Judges will select 15 finalists for the Laurens Sings competition. The finalists will be announced on Monday, May 15.

Laurens Sings will offer participants a chance to sing each week during the three-week preliminaries beginning June 8. Preliminaries will be held on June 8, 15 and 22. The top 15 will perform each week and then online voting will be combined with judges voting to determine the rankings after each week of performances.

After each week of performances, the top 15 will be ranked 1 through 15. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 8 and June 15 performances will receive $50. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 22 performances will receive $100.


The top 15 will perform in the finale on June 29. The winner will be announced at the Riverfront Freedom Festival on July 3. The winner of Laurens Sings will receive $1,000.

Laurens Sings is sponsored by the Laurens Parks and Recreation Department and

More information on Laurens Sings is available from Laurens Recreation Director Jason Pridgen at 864-6817275