Campus Superstar singing competition returns to Franklin Hall
The Media School will produce a livestream of the semifinals of the 18th annual IU Campus Superstar competition at 2:00 p.m. March 4 in Franklin Hall’s Beckley Studio. Students from around the state are competing for a chance to win $5,000.
The Media School helped produce the program last year, according to Jay Kincaid, director of facilities and technology for the Media School. The project is sponsored by Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at IU and has numerous opportunities for students to get involved.
“The goal is to make it a student project,” Kincaid said. “We are looking for students to take on opportunities in video, audio and all studio positions.”
The taping will have no audience and remain contained within the studio due to COVID-19 protocols, Kincaid said. The performance will be live-streamed on Facebook and played on the screen in the Franklin Hall commons.
Lance daSilva, associate director for IU Hillel, said the show is traditionally a live show done in an auditorium setting rather than in a studio. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented a show with a live audience, so the IU Hillel reached out to the Media School.
“We really enjoyed the experience last year, which led us to want to work with them again this year,” daSilva said.
The show last year was prepackaged and aired on Jewish Life TV.
College students from around Indiana are eligible to compete. Singers had to submit a video and pass the first round of auditions to participate in the semifinals. Eighteen contestants will compete Friday. Ten contestants will advance to the final round on April 10 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The 2021 final episode: