SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Wednesday Kim Polote, 2001 Oxnard gold medal winner, serenaded the crowd as the judges for this year's competition were announced. Including three time Grammy award winner Sherrill Milnes.
The fame and prestige of the judges are a major incentive that attracts great artists.
"That's an incredible asset to our competitors. We're really looking forward to these judges being able to help through advice, hopefully through some connections," said Elizabeth Oxnard.
There will be more than $40,000 in prizes awaiting 33 of the nation's top singers.
Mark your calendar for January 24th through 29th.