The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is opening auditions for the first time for talented members, friends and family of the AVMA to perform at the annual convention as an opening act for comedian Jay Mohr.
Mohr, known for his performance in Jerry Maguire, and as a Saturday Night Live alumnus, will be doing a comedy show at the Sunday Night Live event July 17.
“We know we have talented members and friends at the AVMA,” says Ron E. Banks, DVM, Dipl. ACLAM, Dipl. ACVPM and chair of the AVMA Convention Management and Program Committee. “This is a great opportunity to showcase that talent. Up to three finalists will serve as warm up acts for Mohr. The winner will receive free registration for the 2012 convention in San Diego, Calif.”
Talent can range from singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes or anything else that can entertain an audience. Video submissions must be posted on the AVMA’s Facebook page by 11:59 p.m. July 1. Finalists will be judged on the quality, creativity and the appropriateness of their act for the audience. The number of votes their act receives on the AVMA’s Facebook page will also factor in.
The Facebook like button serves as viewers’ votes for each performance. AVMA conventioneers will get a second chance to vote on the winner during the event. The audience will vote to pick a winner from the finalists during the performance via text message.
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