NQC announces Singing News Showcase, Straw Poll

This morning, Singing News announced that they will be returning to Dollywood for the 2011 Singing News Fan Awards.

Meanwhile, the National Quartet Convention announced that on their Saturday afternoon showcase program, there will be a new Singing News Fan Awards Nominee Showcase from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with this showcase, NQC will conduct a straw poll, asking attendees to vote for their favorites in several of the most significant Fan Awards categories.

NQC’s Executive Vice President Clarke Beasley stated: “There will no doubt be a great deal of excitement, conversation and debate created by the winners of the straw poll as determined by NQC attendees in comparison to the Fan Awards winners determined by the Singing News subscribers. We’re all going to have a lot of fun with this new element.”  The press release indicated that “participation may even extend beyond just NQC attendees.”

This promises to be an interesting and popular showcase.


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  1. It seems that people are thinking about this years presentation of the event. Building the excitement, sampling the nominees, allowing a “fan” vote … all good ideas.

    However, did the Singing News’ letter seem to beat around the bush?

    • SN’s letter left NQC’s announcement for NQC to make.

  2. I don’t really understand the purpose of the “straw poll” personally. But, that’s just me.

    • I don’t know that it has to have any particular purpose – it will be fun, and participants will undoubtedly enjoy it.

  3. Except grandma will be confused when the straw poll doesn’t match the fan awards winners.

    • Someone’s gonna have to explain that to grandma…

  4. I strongly commend NQC for their public announcement. Especially the part about wanting the SN Fan Awards to come back, and that it was SN’s decision to stay in Dollywood another year.

    This shows NQC is listening to the fans, and is doing their best to bring it back. Kudos!

  5. Cool! So our 2011 prediction did come true…sort of. 🙂

  6. It will be interesting to see how it’s handled.

    Will there be acceptance speeches?

    Should an artist gloat…er, I mean…put a “thank you” ad in Singing News if they win the straw poll, but not the Fan Award? :o)

    Even more interesting will be the contrasts in the results. Will NQC attendees vote overwhelmingly for Greater Vision, Triumphant, and the Booth Brothers like Singing News subscribers, will they go more heavily for groups like the GVB and EH&SS, or will they go the other direction for the Inspirations and McKameys?

    • The contrast in the results part is the part I’m most anticipating.