Beginning now through 12/4, customers can vote for their favorite voice of McDonald’s at www.mcdonalds.com/voice. Of the 1.6 million McDonald’s restaurant employees around the world, 30 talented vocalists from 18 countries have made it to the semi-finals in the company’s third global Voice of McDonald’s singing competition.
Online voting will help choose the 12 finalists who will win a trip to Orlando along with a guest, to experience the McDonald’s Worldwide Owner/Operator Convention in April 2010. There, our contestants will receive star treatment, including an entourage who provides expertise on hair and makeup, choreography, stage presence and vocal coaching as they prepare to compete in the finals. Our 12 finalists will also sing on a concert stage with a live orchestra in front of the 15,000 McDonald’s owner/operators, employees and suppliers in attendance. The Voice of McDonald’s grand-prize winner takes home $25,000; the second prize includes $10,000 and third prize receives $5,000.
“Having seen our previous Voice of McDonald’s contestants perform, I am absolutely blown away by the talents of our employees,” said Rich Floersch, McDonald’s EVP and global chief human resources officer. “This competition puts a spotlight on one of the most important parts of our company, our people — their hidden gifts, hopes and dreams. Voice of McDonald’s is just one example of the ‘only-at-McDonald’s’ opportunities we’ve created to celebrate the talents of our employees around the world.”