Kids’ music and social networking brand Kidz Bop is launching its first-annual Kidz Star USA Talent Search, a nation-wide talent competition for kids and teens ages 15 and under.
The online search is hosted on Kidz Bop’s social networking and video-sharing website and gives aspiring young singers a shot at fame.
Running from now until August 31, kids can upload a 90-second performance video to KidzStarUSA.com to compete for a chance to win a recording contract, a starring role in their own music video and a special appearance in the next Kidz Bop TV commercial. A panel of celebrity judges will mentor the contestants and help select the winners. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote online for their favorites to help determine the semi-finalists and grand prize winner. In the first weeks of competition, roughly 10,000 kids have submitted video entries.
The three Kidz Star USA finalists will be flown to New York City and will receive a makeover and perform a song that will be professionally recorded. The final fan voting period will run from October 19-28 and determine the winner of the recording contract. A special finale web event featuring the three finalists and celebrity judges will be broadcast online at the end of October.