A Waterbury woman is competing to become the voice of McDonald's, however she needs the public's help to a win national contest.
The fast food chain holds a contest to find the most talented singer among its 1 million employees around the country and for the first time, there is an entrant from Connecticut.
That Connecticut entrant is Courtney Peterman, who works at a McDonald's in Bristol and sings while opening and closing the restaurant with co-workers.
Peterman told Eyewitness News that once she heard about the contest she decided to enter.
"I wanna be my very own artist and have my very own tour and have my own fan base," Peterman said.
Peterman has been working for this moment since her father got her a Madonna album when she was 5 years old.
"We had a shag carpet and I would picture the shag as people. I would perform to the shag on the floor," Peterman said. "And my parents thought I was crazy."
Peterman is competing against 25 regional semi-finalists in the Voice of McDonald's contest.
"I hope you vote for me," Peterman said. "Please vote for me."
If Peterman wins, she will head to the finals in Orlando, FL next year. In Florida, Peterman will compete in a global competition for a chance to compete on a concert stage with a live orchestra in front of a crowd of more than 15,000 people.
"If I go to Orlando, I won't let you guys down," Peterman said. "I'll perform my heart out because I always do."
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