Virtual talent contest to benefit underprivileged children in India and U.S. (Public Service Announcement)

Poster for the CRY America virtual talent competition. Photo: courtesy CRY America

Child Rights and You (CRY) America has launched a virtual talent contest to benefit poor children in India and the U.S. June 18, 2022, and is calling on U.S.- based singers, dancers and musicians ages 6 and up to showcase their talents in its annual “CRY Superstar” virtual competition.

Registration continues until July 10 a press release from the organization said.

CRY America is a nonprofit organization that supports projects in India and the U.S. working on education and healthcare for underprivileged children, as well as protection from child labor, early marriage and trafficking.

Contestants can register online at Choose your age category: “Rising Star” (ages 6-11), “Rock Star” (ages 12-17) and “Shining Star” (ages 18 and above) and submit a video of your performance. Parental consent is required for entrants under 18.

Performances will be posted on, where family and friends can “like” and vote on the entry. After an initial judging round by prominent talent judges in the U.S., Bollywood Celebrity Judges Aishwarya Majumdar (Bollywood vocalist and 2008 winner of STAR Voice of India) and Karthik Priyadarshan (Assistant Choreographer for award-winning Bollywood dance team Kings United) will decide on the CRY Superstar winners and runners-up in each category.

An Early-Bird Registration special of $25 runs from June 18 – 25. All proceeds will benefit CRY America & the underprivileged children it serves.

Contestants and fans can view performance videos of last year’s champions and runners-up at

CRY America is a non-profit supported by more than 25,000 donors and 2,000 volunteers and has impacted the lives of an estimated 771,293 children through 90 projects in India and U.S., the organization said in its press release.



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