We already know that Lady Gaga’s “Til it Happens to You” is the socially conscious “Glory” type hit of the year. I think it will win the Oscar for Best Song.
Now the people behind the song are launching a college campus acapella contest since “Til it Happens to You” comes from the documentary about campus rape, “The Hunting Ground.”
The movie, the It’s On Us campaign and ROK Mobile are sponsoring the contest “to amplify the voices of those fighting the crisis of sexual assault.”
“By calling on all a cappella groups at colleges, It’s On Us is engaging new allies in the arts community and empowering more young people to speak out about sexual assault,” said Kristin Avery, campaign manager for It’s On Us, in a statement.
The college groups will submit videos to be judged by the song’s main writer, Diane Warren, plus LL COOL J, Pentatonix, artist manager Trudy Green, director Catherine Hardwicke, Cynthia Germanotta (mama Gaga), music supervisor Bonnie Greenberg, and producer David Foster. The winning group will participate in a Skype masterclass with Warren, an eight-time Oscar nominee, and Foster, among other prizes.