Contestants ages 13 to 40 can register between 10 a.m. and noon at Concord Mills Mall Saturday, but you can reserve a spot by emailing SparkleContestChar@gmail.com. The winner of Charlotte's "Sparkle Singing Challenge" receives $500, a $25 Bebe's gift certificate, and a chance to compete for the Grand Prize of a trip to New York, an appearance on BET's "106 & Park," and chance to record a track with the Punch Monkeys producing and writing team.
The original 1976 film starred actress/singer Irene Cara of "Fame" and "Flashdance...What a Feeling" fame and "Miami Vice's" Philip Michael Thomas.
The contest is sponsored by BET, MySpace. and 96.1's Ace & TJ Show.