SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 5, 2012) – Princess Cruises has selected the four finalists who will compete in the cruise line’s second annual Entertainer of the Year competition. Chosen from the thousands of talented guest entertainers – comedians, magicians, tribute bands and other specialty acts – who grace the Princess stages each year, each of these performers will take to the stage during Princess’ upcoming Entertainer of the Year cruise.
The competition will be held aboard Crown Princess’ February 9, 2013 sailing to the Western Caribbean, where passengers will then cast their ballots to bestow the honor.
The four finalists competing to hold the title of “Entertainer of the Year” are:
Alfred and Seymour – Who says stand-up has to stand still? Cousins Alfred and Seymour combine “incredible hip-hop dancing with side-splitting comedy” for one of the most unique comedy concepts to grace the stage since Vaudeville.
Sarge – A multi-talented film, television and stage entertainer, comedian Sarge not only keeps the crowds laughing from his stand-up performance, but also sings, plays piano and does impressions as diverse as Harry Connick, Jr. and Kermit the Frog for a high-energy show.
Tony Tillman – A dynamic entertainer often compared to Sammy Davis, Jr. or Ben Vereen, Tony Tillman’s fast-paced and energetic style helped him open for Bill Cosby for more than 10 years and star in “The Rat Pack is Back” tribute show in Las Vegas.
Wayne Hoffman – Mentalist Wayne Hoffman puts on shows with high-energy displays of magic and psychological stunts. His down-to-earth and loose style combined with a highly interactive show give a fresh approach to magic and mentalism.
Passengers aboard this select sailing will be able to see live performances from each finalist as well as vote for their favorite entertainer. The winner will be announced on the final night of the cruise at a celebratory event in Princess’ signature venue, The Piazza.
“Last year passengers were wowed by the entertainment lineup on this special cruise, and they really loved picking the winner,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “With these dynamic finalists we anticipate another show-stopping Entertainer of the Year sailing.”
Finalists were determined by the Princess Cruises Entertainment department based on passenger surveys and onboard audience response.
The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will hold the title of “2012 Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year.”
Last year comedian Carlos Oscar was named the top entertainer in the first Princess Cruises Entertainer of the Year contest. Highlights from the first Entertainer of the Year cruise are captured in this overview video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=28OFfACDqhk&feature=youtu.be
The second annual Entertainer of the Year cruise will sail from February 9-16, 2013 cruise aboard Crown Princess. This Valentine’s Day sailing is currently available for booking with fares beginning at $669 per person, based on double occupancy.