Prentice MINI Launch New ‘Car-aoke’ Competition

Leading car retailer Prentice MINI Portadown is teaming up with U105’s Carolyn Stewart to celebrate the launch of the brand new MINI Countryman by beginning the search for Northern Ireland’s next ‘Car-aoke’ star.


Pictured: Ryan Simpson (Prentice Portadown MINI Manager), Carolyn Stewart (U105) and Judi McClelland (Prentice Portadown CRM Manager). For further information on Prentice MINI’s ‘Caraoke’ campaign, visit, or upload your Car-aoke video onto the Prentice MINI Portadown’s Facebook page. Image credit: Press Eye.

Listeners are invited to upload a video themselves singing their favourite ‘Car-aoke’ hit to the Prentice MINI Portadown Facebook page, where the overall winner will receive a far-from-mini prize of £500 cash.

The competition comes before the official release of the new, more spacious MINI Countryman; the largest model in the iconic brand’s 57-year history. With a range of innovative new features and equipment, revised styling and the option of a hybrid model, the new Countryman is set to take the car industry by storm.

Commenting on the competition, Joanne Houston, Head of Business at Prentice MINI Portadown, said: “With the imminent launch of the new MINI Countryman, this really is an exciting time for us here at Prentice MINI. The MINI brand is synonymous with premium quality, outstanding style and driving fun, and this campaign is a great reflection of that. We look forward to receiving the entries!”

Facebook entries will be judged by U105’s Carolyn Stewart, after which six front-runners will compete in a live final at the official launch of the new MINI Countryman in the Portadown showroom in February.

Find out if you have what it takes by entering the competition from 24 January.

For further information or to upload your ‘Car-aoke’ video, visit Prentice MINI Portadown’s Facebook page:

Check out some of the entries:

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