A student has charmed Long Island residents with his voice and signature pink guitar.
Vocalist Matthew Mayer will advance to compete in the second round of MSG Varsity's Talent Show. He was one of two vocalists who received the most online votes after the April 22 episode.
Mayer will faces stiff competition in the next round against Melanie Martinez, a singer from Baldwin Senior High School, as well as Kristi Long, of Bishop Kearney High School, and Kayla Stockert, of Sayville High School. The rest of his competitors will be decided as the first round wraps up on May 10.
The format for the second round of the competition will be similar to the first. Mayer will perform alongside three other singers, competing for fans to win the most online votes. The top two vocalists in each set of four will advance to the finals, according to MSG Varsity's contest rules.
Mayer, a singer with a love for country, stands out for performing with pink instruments, most commonly seen with a pink guitar or ukulele. The Commack student explains that he began performing with pink instruments after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer to raise awareness of the disease.
As an indivdual vocalist, Mayer is competing for a chance to win a two-day professional studio experience including the opportunity to work with an award-winning produce to cut a demo CD or video, and create custom-designed cover art. The prize package also including a professional photo shoot.