WHAT: Launch of the “Real Talent, From Real Life” contest in support of Illumination
Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ SING. Contestants to record themselves singing, clapping or dancing to at least 30 seconds of the event film’s original song “Faith,” from the legendary Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande. From submissions, YouTube creator Mike Tompkins will create an edited video of “Faith” that will play on the YouTube homepage.
Throughout their daylong journey, three lucky winners will get to interface with some of today’s hottest YouTube influencers, as well as hear from top professionals behind the scenes (Universal Music execs, YouTube creative + music teams, YouTube + Google product specialists, and more) on how to create a successful channel on the platform.
WHO: Fans with vocal talent, energy, passion and charisma; YouTube creator Mike Tompkins
WHERE: www.RealTalentFromRealLife.com and YouTube Space Los Angeles
WHEN: November 30: Submissions must be received.
December 5: Submissions reviewed and three individuals selected to visit YouTube Space L.A. and attend a bespoke creator workshop, courtesy of Universal Pictures.
December 14: Travel to Los Angeles.
December 15: Three winners participate in a “Next Rising Star” digital development workshop at YouTube Space L.A., designed by YouTube and Universal specifically for this initiative.
December 16: Edited “Faith” video plays on the YouTube masthead on the homepage.