Customers voted for your favorite McDonald’s voice in, Of the 1.6 million employees in McDonald’s ( NYSE: MCD) worldwide, 30 talented singers from 18 countries reached the semifinals in the third global singing competition of the Voice of McDonald’s business. Online voting will help select 12 finalists to win a trip to Orlando, Florida, along with a guest to attend the World Convention Owner / Operator of McDonald’s in April 2010. In this convention, participants will receive star treatment, including experts who will offer their expertise in hair and make-up arrangement, choreography, stage presence and vocal guidance as they prepare to compete in the Finals. Our 12 finalists will also sing in a massive concert stage with a live orchestra before an audience of 15,000 owners / operators, employees and suppliers of McDonald’s attendees. The grand prize winner of the Voice of McDonald’s contest takes home U.S. $ 25,000, the second prize includes $ 10,000 and third prize is $ 5,000.
“Having seen the interpretation of our previous contestants of Voice of McDonald’s I’m absolutely amazed with the talents of our employees,” said Rich Floersch, executive vice president and global head of human resources at McDonald’s. “This contest brings out one of the most important parts of our company, our people, talents, hopes and dreams unknown. Voice of McDonald’s is just one example of the unique opportunities ‘only-at-McDonald’s’ we’ve created to celebrate the talents of our employees around the world.