I had the honor and pleasure of hosting the 2009 Seminole Superstar Talent Show on the Hard Rock Live stage at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida this past week. The competition features the winner from each of the 6 regional casino properties, and they go head to head for cash prizes and bragging rights! It’s only open to Hard Rock employees and is a full-fledged production/show!
I must admit, it was very cool to be part of it! I had my own dressing room and was able to work with three of the best judges in the biz…Simon, Paula and Randy! *wink wink* I fit right in like “Kara”…right!?!?
All of the contestants did a fabulous job…this time around they were all singers with different styles, from Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, Alicia Keys, an original rap composition, some Black Velvet and the eventual 2009 Seminole Superstar winner from Tampa – Kelvin Williams, taking the crown with his rendition of “Me and Mrs. Jones.”
Good times…I even received a bouquet of flowers that were almost as tall as me! To see more photos from the event visit http://facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood
This week I had the pleasure of judging a talent show featuring employees at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Fl at “Paradise Live”…I was the guest “celebrity” judge! At any rate, I had a great time…lots of singers and a comedian. They really went all out with costuming and props and what I learned is that the Hard Rock helps all the particpants out with whatever they need to make their act as best they can…costumes, props, music, etc…
I think I was the “simon” of the bunch went it came to scoring…lol But, I think after judging and hosting, even participating in numerous dance/cheer competitions, pageants, etc… I definitely have high standards…and I think my judgement is right on!
Anyway, the productionwas well-organized, they even had “Beetlejuice” as a co-host.
From here, the winners of each of the regional Hard Rock’s will all come back in a couple weeks to compete for a grand prize..yes it’s CASH!!! Not bad, sort of makes me want to work at the Hard Rock, although I probaly wouldn’t be entering a talent show, but it is such a nice thing that they do for their employees.
Anyhow, I’ll be hosting the next competition..it’s probably better because deciding who wins the big bucks can be stressful! BTW..that’s me and Carlos – Hard Rock Sacurrrrrity!!