Kidz Bop Teams Up With RCA Records, Electus And Vevo To Launch Kidz Star USA 2012, Premier Talent Search For Kids 15 & Under This Summer
Multi-Platinum Selling Recording Artist, Gavin DeGraw, Will Be A Celebrity Mentor
Grand Prize Winner Receives RCA Recording Contract
Electus Producing Reality Web Series For Online Talent Search
VEVO Is Worldwide Distribution Partner For KIDZ Star Reality Web Series
NEW YORK, NY / LOS ANGELES, CA (JUNE 28, 2012) — KIDZ BOP, the #1 kids’ music brand in the U.S., has partnered with RCA Records, Ben Silverman's multimedia entertainment studio, Electus (Fashion Star), and VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, to launch the KIDZ Star USA 2012 Talent Search. The premier national talent competition for kids and teens ages 15 and under is hosted on KIDZ BOP’s leading safe social networking and video sharing website, KIDZBOP.com. Beginning this June, aspiring young singers from across the country can upload a: 90 second performance video to KIDZBOP.com to compete for a chance to win a recording contract from RCA Records. Electus will produce an all-new reality web series showcasing the talent of the top ten finalists as they compete to become the next KIDZ Star. VEVO is the worldwide distribution partner for the 10 episode KIDZ Star reality series. Multi-Platinum selling recording artist, Gavin DeGraw, will be a celebrity mentor and will help select the Grand Prize Winner.
KIDZ Star fans will be able to follow the contestants’ audition videos and progress on KIDZBOP.com, where they’ll be able to interact with their favorites and rally support to help determine the semi-finalists and Grand Prize Winner. The ten KIDZ Star semi-finalists will be announced this September. The finalists will then fly to Los Angeles to compete in a series of musical challenges filmed in front of a live studio audience. The KIDZ Star USA webisodes will be available on VEVO this October. VEVO reaches more than 240 million viewers worldwide in 200 countries. Last year, nearly 50,000 kids entered and two million people voted for the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize Winner, Kiana Brown, who just released her debut single “HEY CHICA” (click song title to listen) on RCA Records June 19, 2012.
Click here to help Gavin win. The poll closes on Monday, June 25th.