FameCast Kicks-off Season Two of its Nationwide Online Competition

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Season Two includes six new stages and a three city roadshow to aide artists in competing on FameCast. Season Two adds six new stages for a total of 12, including Metal, Spoken Word, Singer/Song Writer, Dance, Animation and Short Film. With a total of 12 stages that now means a total of 12 FameCast Fēnoms and 12 grand prizes, each worth $10,000.

With a total of 12 stages crossing music, comedy and the arts, FameCast is providing a true entertainment community bringing together artists and fans of all walks of life and from every corner of the country. Season Two promises to be even more exciting and competitive than Season One.

With a successful Season One coming to a close and the live finals event just around the corner April 9-14 in Austin, TX. FameCast, the first online competition designed to find America's best new artists, launched Season Two of its nationwide competition to discover America's next big stars. Season Two adds six new stages for a total of 12, including Metal, Spoken Word, Singer/Song Writer, Dance, Animation and Short Film. With a total of 12 stages that now means a total of 12 FameCast Fēnoms and 12 grand prizes, each worth $10,000.

As part of its Season Two launch, FameCast will be hitting the road visiting three cities and holding open casting calls for local artists. At these casting calls, artists will perform and FameCast will film their performance to be uploaded into the competition. Casting calls will be held in the following cities:

  • Atlanta, GA - Friday, April 20th - The Loft at CW Midtown
  • Portland, OR - Saturday, April 21st - Lola's at McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom
  • Minneapolis, MN - Thursday, April 26th - BarFly

The complete list of the 12 Season Two stages include:
Stage 1: Pop - The catch-all Stage for those that think their music can fly with the masses.
Stage 2: Rock - The Stage for those with a heavier element. From Alternative to Classic.
Stage 3: R&B - The Stage for those with some soul. Or some funk.
Stage 4: Country - From Classic and Vintage to contemporary Country.
Stage 5: Hip Hop - The Stage for big beats, rap and rhyme.
Stage 6: Comedy - The Stage for you funny, stand-up types.
Stage 7: Metal - The Stage for those who can bring on the head banging, sweat and noise.
Stage 8: Spoken Word - The Stage for those looking for an open mic.
Stage 9: Singer/Song Writer - The Stage for those who do it all. Write, compose, and sing.
Stage 10: Dance - From break dancing to ballet. The stage for those who can move.
Stage 11: Animation - Cartoons, Anime, Claymation, Computer Animation. This is the stage for you visual artists.
Stage 12: Short Film - The Stage for the next Steven Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino.

Artists can submit their performance videos now for the Season Two competition to be unveiled on each stage the week of April 16, 2007. Artists who upload their performance videos early can get a jump on building their BackStage profile and start building their fan base.

"Season One of FameCast has been a huge hit for artists and fans and we have a strong group of finalists ready to compete for stardom and fame next week. Season Two submissions are off to a great start and promises even more artist talent and fan entertainment," said Kent Savage, Founder and CEO of FameCast. "With a total of 12 stages crossing music, comedy and the arts, FameCast is providing a true entertainment community bringing together artists and fans of all walks of life and from every corner of the country. Season Two promises to be even more exciting and competitive than Season One."

FameCast is an artist discovery and entertainment community providing a nationwide, seasonal competition whereby an online audience determines tomorrow's big stars. FameCast was founded to showcase legitimate artists who have yet to be discovered and whom the audience deems to be worthy of stardom. The FameCast online competition and community will provide contestants the ability to connect with and grow a national audience and compete to become a FameCast Fēnom and win the grand prize worth $10,000 and global exposure.

About FameCast
Born in Austin, TX, the Live Music Capital of the World, FameCast is the first artist discovery and entertainment community providing a nationwide, seasonal competition whereby an online audience determines tomorrow's big stars. Knowing that lack of exposure is what keeps some of our best artists in the shadows, we aim to shine the spotlight on those that have what it takes, but have lacked the breaks. For more information visit http://www.famecast.com.

Media Contact:
Aaron De Lucia
Porter Novelli on behalf of FameCast
(512) 241-2249
aaron.delucia @ porternovelli.com

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