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Vote (Daily) for Michael

— by on April 21st, 2011

Washington and Lee sophomore Michael McGuire wants your vote. (Or votes.)

As of today (April 21), Michael is the second leading vote-getter out of 100 contestants in an online contest in which entrants record a video of themselves singing Toni Braxton’s hit song “Unbreak My Heart.”

Voting in the ” ‘Unbreak My Heart’ Cover Contest” continues through June 14, then the Braxton sisters themselves will choose the winner, who receives a $2,500 prize and the chance to hang out with the family.

To see Michael’s performance and cast your vote for him (and you can go back and vote every day), go to this page on the contest site.

Michael is a journalism and Spanish double major and a member of the University Chamber Singers. Earlier this year, as part of the Introduction to Digital Journalism class, Michael did a first-rate audio story on the Chamber Singers tour.

Once you’ve watched his performance and voted for him, you can see some of Michael’s other performances on his YouTube channel. Be sure to listen to “Playing Our Song” with Michael and Desireé Flores.