Imagine seeing a future superstar before they make it big.
An upcoming series of events at Lougheed Town Centre may be a chance to do just that.
The North Road shopping centre is hosting Lougheed Sings, a singing competition, where visitors to the mall will get the chance to check out the competition in the coming weeks.
Contestants had until Aug. 18 to submit a demo in person, on YouTube or by email.
From all the submissions, a short list of 10 finalists will be determined. Those 10 will have the chance to receive a private voice lesson and then go on to perform in a live, Canadian Idol style show at Lougheed on Aug. 24.
The public will then have the chance to vote online and by mail.
The finalists will perform again on Aug. 31, during a "red carpet" celebration evening.
The grand prize winner will be decided by a combination of judges' points and number of votes received.
Judges include Jan Cooper of Pump Records, Frederick Robert (a former member of The Canadian Tenors), and Adam H. of Rockstar Academy.
The winner will get two tickets to Madonna's show in Vancouver on Sept. 30, a $500 shopping spree at Lougheed, and Rockstar Academy will provide a $4,900 scholarship to the RSA Gold Singing program, which will include six weeks of intensive classes. For full contest rules, see http: //lougheedtowncentre.com.