Duluth teen to compete in McDonald's singing competition

DULUTH -- Today, Duluth resident Brooke Lauren Adee, 14, competes in The Greater Atlanta McDonald's Operators Association finale of The Gift Youth Singing Competition at The Rialto Center for the Arts.

Auditions were held at various McDonald's restaurants in April to choose the finalists who will compete from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today. The final competition showcases singers between the ages of 9 and 15.

The first-place winner receives a $2,500 education fund, $5,000 in cash, a demo CD, vocal lessons with a trained vocal coach and appearances on local radio stations. Second-place and third-place winners also receive prizes.

The Rialto Center is located at 80 Forsyth St. in Atlanta.-- From staff reports