National Anthem Contest 

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Enter to sing the National Anthem at the 2018 Summer Games Opening Ceremony!

Contest is open to all amateur performers (individuals and groups) residing in Michigan.

Key Dates

  • February 1: Contest Begins
  • April 11: Submission deadline
  • April 18: Top 3 finalists announced
  • April 18-May 3: Public will vote for the best National Anthem submission. The video with the most votes wins the contest. Voting ends at 12:00 pm ET on May 3.
  • June 22: winner will get to perform the National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony

HOw to enter

  • Contestants must create an audition and upload to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Submit a link to this video by April 11 at 11:59 pm ET in the form below.
  • There is no cost to submit your video


  • Contest is open to individuals and groups. One microphone will be available.
  • Amateur performers only - any singer that has been paid will not be eligible
  • Entry must be sung a cappella. The performance at the games will be sung a cappella.
  • Entries must be a YouTube or Vimeo video
  • Entries must include the following information to be accepted: Name, Age, Hometown, Phone # and Email
  • A judging panel will determine the finalists and Facebook fans will vote for the winner
  • A link the finalist's video will be posted on the Meijer State Games of Michigan website, Faebook page and Twitter page.
  • The winner will be determined by votes on the Meijer State Games of Michigan National Anthem Contest Facebook group
  • The video with the most votes after the final day of voting (at 12:00 pm ET on May 3) will be named the contest winner.

Click here for more information.

The submission deadline has passed. Check out the National Anthem Facebook Group on April 18 to vote on the top 3 contestants.