Kent State Student Aims to Be Finalist in McDonald’s Singing CompetitionPosted Nov. 25, 2013
Kent State University music major Carrie Vieweg is one of 25 U.S. semifinalists in the Voice of McDonald’s singing competition.
According to a news release, Voice of McDonald’s is a biennial competition that “aims to discover, recognize and reward the most talented singers” among McDonald’s approximately 1.8 million employees. The top 16 global semifinalists win a trip to Orlando to compete for cash prizes in McDonald’s 2014 Worldwide Convention in April. There have been five competitions since its inception in 2006.
Vieweg hopes to become one of three U.S. finalists who will be selected by professional judging, as well as online votes that are collected at www.voiceofmcdonalds.com. Voting for the U.S. ends Dec. 2.
“Being a student at Kent State has helped me hone my singing skills,” says Vieweg. “I’ve learned a lot in the last four years, like breath support and how not to ruin my voice.”
Vieweg, the only semifinalist from Ohio, began working at McDonald’s in Concord Township five years ago. She hopes this competition will give her the opportunity to start a career in performance after she graduates.
“I’ve always enjoyed performing,” says Vieweg. “It’s like second nature to me. I like the feeling I get when I sing for people.”
To watch Vieweg sing and to cast a vote for her in the Voice of McDonald’s competition, visit www.voiceofmcdonalds.com/voting/usa.