The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation invites singers ages 13 to 19 to enter its second annual

‘Hand Me the Mic’ singing competition, with preliminary rounds to be held at the Warwick

Mall, beginning Saturday, April 27th. The competition seeks to discover the area’s next

musical sensation. The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000, the chance to perform at

the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic Gala and the possibility of auditioning for “The

Voice”, “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol”.

Ten contestants will be selected for each of the three preliminary rounds to be held at

Warwick Mall and open auditions will be held on a first come, first serve basis from 12 p.m.

– 1 p.m., with pre-selected competition beginning at 1 p.m.on Saturday, April 27, Saturday,

May 18, and Saturday, June 22. Up to ten additional contestants from the open auditions

will be chosen to compete. Three winners from each preliminary round, and a tenth judge’s

choice will sing in the semi-final round on July 20th, also at Warwick Mall.

Three finalists will have the opportunity to sing for Jeffrey Osborne and other celebrity

judges during the ‘Hand Me the Mic’ finals, which will take place at Twin River Casino

Events Center in Lincoln on Sunday, July 28th. Past judges for the event includes Osborne,

Motown legend Smokey Robinson, R&B sensation Johnny Gill, Eddie Levert of the O’Jays

and more. 


Preliminary Rounds

Saturday, April 27th

Saturday, May 18th

Saturday, June 22nd  

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. –  Open competition 



Warwick Mall  

400 Bald Hill Road

Warwick, RI 02886


About the Jeffrey Osborne Foundation: 

The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic mission is to support non-profits who provide services and safe, enriching environments for families and children including those in need, and also those supporting a continued push for music and arts to children including initiatives to put music back into public school systems. Thought its partnership with the Clay Osborne Foundation (a 501(c) (3) organization), the JOCC also provides music- and arts-based scholarships along with humanitarian awards to deserving individuals and organizations. 


For more information, please visit us at


Terrell Osborne 

Phone: 401-556-8662                                                                   


  • Occurred Saturday, April 27th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, May 18th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Warwick Mall

400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886

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