Are you Livingston County’s next singing sensation?

The popular Livingston Sensation singing contest returns for its second year to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, June 24-26 in Howell.

Singers are invited to compete in two semi-final events to be held at Cleary’s Pub, 117 E. Grand River Ave. in downtown Howell on June 2; and at Burroughs Roadhouse, 5311 Brighton Rd. in Brighton on June 9th. Both semi-finals are from 6 to 8 p.m. Contestants will be asked to sing 30 seconds of a song a capella. Participation is limited to the first 25 people at each event. The public is invited to cheer on the singers and hear them compete in the contest.

The finals will be held on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest located at the Howell High School complex. The winner will receive a hot-air balloon ride.

Registration forms are available at or at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Washington Street in Howell.

Major sponsor of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is Lake Trust Credit Union.

For more information on the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, call the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce at 517.546.3920 or visit the event website at