KIDZBOP.Com's "Be a KIDZ BOP Star" National Talent Search Garners Nearly 2,800 Submissions; 15 Semi-Finalists Announced

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KIDZ BOP’s “Be A KIDZ BOP Star” talent search, the only such search that seeks the most talented kids in the country, announces its 15 semi-finalists. Chosen from nearly 2,800 entries to the kids’ destination website KIDZBOP.com, the search received far more submissions than recent high-profile online contests sponsored by major national brands. The second annual “Be a KIDZ BOP Star” National Talent Search also received more than double the amount of submissions from last year’s inaugural contest (1200).

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Now it's time for kids to log on to KIDZBOP.com and vote for their favorites! In this electoral season, kids will have the sole decision-making power over the selection of the four winners, who will join their families on a once-in-a-lifetime Luxury Included Caribbean vacation to shoot a KIDZ BOP music video on site at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Beaches Resorts, with locations in the Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, have been voted the "World's Leading Family All-Inclusive Resorts" for ten years in a row. In addition, one of the four winners from the second annual National Talent Search will be awarded their own original web series on KIDZBOP.com. Last year's talent search winners and semifinalists went on to star in such popular KIDZBOP.com original series as "Work It Out with Kendall," "What Up with Nick & Jake," and "Rockin' It Old School with Giulietta."

For the talent search, kids of all ages were invited to audition for KIDZ BOP by creating a video of themselves performing, and uploading it to the site. All submissions from the talent search were posted on the KIDZ BOP site, allowing children everywhere to share their audition videos with friends and family, watch other kids' audition videos, and even vote for themselves. In addition, randomly selected entries were also viewable on Yahoo! Kids: http://kids.yahoo.com. Semifinalists were chosen based on performance style, musical talent, star quality and personality.

The 15 semi-finalists chosen by KIDZ BOP are:

1. Myles – "IAmMyles", age 13, Spokane, WA

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=13278

2. Eva – "Kiddiva", age 8, Stowe, MA

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=8628

3. Ashley – "Ashleyflite" , age 13, Fairless Hills, PA

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=14040

4. "Samixx", age 14, Henderson, NV

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/show_video/1569

5. Vincent – "VinnyB", age 13, Hudson, MA

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=12869

6. Paisley – "Paisley", age 12, Myrtle Beach, SC

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=13003

7. Justice – "Valcav90", age 11, McAllen, TX

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=13949

8. Shelby – "Bronski02", age 13, Daly City, CA

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=11642

9. Kyle – "Hitch2", age 12, Yakima, WA

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=11495

10. Brandon – "Scdance", age 14, Ardmore, OK

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=12755

11. Claudia – "Claudy101", age 9, Bridgewater, NJ

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=13739

12. Tati – "Tatihilton01", age 10, Fayetteville, NC

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=5485

13. Sybil – "sybilsings", age 11, Myrtle Beach, SC

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=14321

14. Noah – "Nextkbs24", age 13, Pleasant Hill, MO

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=14346

15. Chris – "XmarchettiX", age 14, Chicago, IL

http://www.kidzbop.com/contests/beakidzbopstar?video_id=14233

A phenomenon among kids and a favorite among parents, the KIDZ BOP series has sold 10.5 million CDs since launching seven years ago, with nine Gold-certified releases to date. The success of the brand has prompted the creation of a national touring show (KIDZ BOP LIVE), a destination website (KIDZBOP.com), KIDZ BOP-branded toys and numerous high-end marketing partnerships.

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