Mercury goes retro to find male singer, 18-26

April 25, 2011 5:35:03 AM PDT
In this age of "American Idol" and its many copycats, Mercury Records is taking an old-school approach to finding talent: just show us.

Mercury Records is looking for a male singer between the ages of 18 and 26 who can sing both rock and country.

The label is asking for singers to submit their versions of one of three songs, and only these songs: "Forever and Ever Amen" by Randy Travis, "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" by Bob Seger or "Darlin"' by British singer Frankie Miller.

There's no contest, no reality show, and the submissions go straight to the A&R department.

The preferred candidate will record with a major producer and go on tour. Details are at

Mercury is home to Duffy, Portishead, Parachute, Neon Trees and Taio Cruz.