Local singer Carlos `Lucky B' Anthony who often does things his own way when it comes to music has embarked on a new project that is likely to bring similar unique expressions of vocal performances to the Guyanese public.
Before September this year, Lucky B hopes to stage Guyana Idol, a local version of the hit US series, American Idol. He already has nine singers lined up who are waiting to be discovered.
A record deal with LB records is up for grabs and US$1,000. Lucky B said he has a few commitments from people willing to sponsor the project but any additional assistance would be welcome.
The project is designed to promote hidden talents and the piece used by the contestants does not necessarily have to be original. A winner will be selected from each region and the grand finals will be staged in Georgetown.
Word has been out on Guyana Idol for a few weeks now and last weekend Lucky B braved the rains to be in Essequibo where several persons turned up for auditions. Next week he will be in Bartica, Linden and a few other areas.
Initially the idea behind Guyana Idol was to select persons talented in the areas of dance, singing, modelling and comedy but now the focus has shifted to just singing.
"Many of the persons who came out all wanted to sing, we barely had two dancers so it's going to be about singing now," Lucky B explained.
Auditions will run throughout June and the competition is expected to start in July. It should wrap up in August.
A registration fee of $1,000 is required on signing up for auditions. Forms are currently being handed out. email@example.com