A’stasia Crawford is a York County native with a voice as big as her personality. She is currently attending Norfolk State University majoring in Biology/Pre-Med, with aspirations of becoming a pediatrician. On summer breaks A’stasia comes home and works at her hometown McDonald’s. “I am from York Pennsylvania. Right now I am attending school but I do come back on breaks to work at McDonald’s. I have been working for McDonald’s for about five years. I work at the McDonald’s and Wal-Mart at the West Manchester Mall,” said Crawford.
That is how she heard about the Voice of McDonald’s, a global singing competition for crew members and managers. “My fellow co-workers were asking me to enter this competition for the past few years that I have been working at McDonald’s. Finally with their encouragement I decided to enter the competition,” said Crawford.
Much to her surprise A’stasia is now one of 25 semi-finalists nationwide. “I am very shocked. I didn’t even think I was going to get into the competition in the beginning. I was just like, let me record this video and see where it takes me, and it’s taken me pretty far,” said Crawford.
A’stasia’s family and friends are standing behind her. “They have been so supportive and I have been feeling so grateful for them supporting me. And they have been more excited than me. It’s kind of like they are in the competition too,” said Crawford.
Outside of her mother’s home hangs a poster urging people to vote for her. “It would mean so much. This is like her dream, so I would like to see her dreams come true. It means a lot to us,” said Angela Holmes, A’stasia’s mother.
“She works so hard at it. She is a good girl and I feel like she deserves it. It’s just a matter of time,” said A’stasia’s boyfriend Saquan Hicks.
Her friends at McDonald’s are on-board too. “I think that this is a great unexpected turn for A’stasia. I think that when she came here to work she had no idea that she would be making this video and getting such publicity that she is getting today,” said Hope Hoover-Armstead, Owner/Operator of McDonald’s Wal-Mart. “Every store we have cards to hand out, We are wearing badges, and we have signs in the windows for the customers and for the employees.”
Voice of McDonald’s:
The competition is now down to 25 semi-finalists. Your vote will help decide who will represent the U.S. at McDonald’s Worldwide Convention in Orlando. Voting is open until December 2, 2013 and anyone can vote. To vote click here!
Your vote will help select three finalists from the United States. They will win a trip, with a guest to the McDonald’s 2014 Worldwide Convention in Orlando to compete in the global finals.
The finalists will receive a true star-studded experience. They will be greeted by an entourage who will provide expertise on choreography, stage presence and vocal coaching. Finalists will also have access to a panel of internationally renowned vocal and music industry professionals who will serve as judges in the competition and offer advice for launching a career in the music industry.
Selected finalists will perform in two rounds of the final global competition on a massive concert stage with a live orchestra in front of more than 15,000 people.
The global Voice of McDonald’s winner receives $25,000, the second prize includes $17,500, third prize gets $12,500 and fourth prize is $7,500.
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