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Pharrell looking to cast local singers, musicians in new television project

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 14:14:48-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – APRIL 27: Pharrell performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER – Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — Are you a talented artist from Hampton Roads? Well, Pharrell wants you as part of his new project!

After just gracing Hampton Roads with his Something in the Water music festival, the Virginia Beach native is looking for talented local singers and musicians for a new television project he is working on, which will center around gospel music.

While the project may center around gospel music, Pharrell says he wants a variety of musicians and singers that have backgrounds in a variety of music genres, including blues, jazz, rock, country, pop, soul, gospel, opera
and R&B.

The deadline to enter submissions for the project is Monday, June 17, 2019.

If you looking to be a part of this project, please send in a 5-minute video to

Guidelines for submission:
● Introduce yourself, name, city and occupation
● Tell us your story in one minute or less
● When did you start singing? How did you learn?
● Who is your biggest musical influence and why?
● What does singing mean to you? How does it hold significance in your life?
● Why do you want to share your voice with the world?
● Belt it out. Please use a verse acapela from one of the following songs:

  1. “Amazing Grace”
  2. “Jesus Loves Me”
  3. “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
  4. “The Old Rugged Cross”

● And a chorus from a song of your choosing