"What does the 'Star Spangled Banner' mean to you?" Your answer to that question could lead to your dream of singing in front of thousands of people. You could be this year's winner of the 'Maine Games National Anthem Audition' contest.

Local entertainer Crystal Ryder, last year's winner, joined us on the Moose Morning Show along with Jeff Scully from the Maine Games. Crystal has sang the National Anthem for the Portland Sea Dogs, Maine Red Claws and the WWE. In our interview, which you can hear below, Crystal explains what it takes to make it as the Maine Games Audition champ. Jeff told us, "Since we believe that those who submit an application to this event will be serious about this opportunity and will already have a strong vocal talent, we select our invited singers based upon the answer to that simple question."

Your application consists of a short essay answering that simple question, "What does the 'Star Spangled Banner' mean to you?" That's the first step in the process. Starting April 1, a panel of judges will select between 15 and 25 singers to audition live at the Kora Shrine Temple in Lewiston on Saturday, April 13.

Crystal Ryder & Jeff Scully on the Moose Morning Show