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Your turn to ‘Sparkle’ in singing challenge

By// Brandon Byrd

Think you can sing like Jordin Sparks? Want a chance to prove it?

Well, that’s exactly what you could get when the Sparkle Singing Challenge is held in 15 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Sparkle, which hits theaters on Aug. 17, chronicles the lives of three sisters as they try to succeed as singing stars! This all-star cast includes Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, CeeLo Green and the late, great Whitney Houston.

In celebration of Houston’s last role, Sparkle, Myspace and Sony host the challenge, in which aspiring singers can show off their talent by singing a capella renditions of Celebrate or Something He Can Feel โ€” both songs featured in the movie.

Winners in the 15 cities will take home a $500 prize and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize โ€” a trip to New York, an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, an opportunity to record a song with the Punch Monkeys producer and writing team and a Myspace homepage feature!

For more information, including the full list of cities and locations hosting Saturday’s challenge, click here.