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KIDZ BOP ANNOUNCES GRAND PRIZE WINNER IN ITS ANNUAL KIDZ STAR USA TALENT SEARCH
13-Year-Old Reading, PA Teenager Beats Out 20,000 Aspiring Young Performers To Win A Recording Contract With RCA Records
Check out the Six Flags Magic Mountain Grand Finale Event Videos Featuring Celebrity Judge & Mentor, JENNETTE McCURDY, on KIDZBOP.com
Oct 3, 2013
NEW YORK, NY (October 3, 2013) — KIDZ BOP, the #1 kids’ music brand in the U.S., announced today that 13-year-old Isabel Lacatus is the Grand Prize Winner of its annual KIDZ Star USA Talent Search–America’s biggest national talent competition for kids ages 15 and under. As part of the grand prize, the Reading, PA native won a recording contract from RCA Records. Television and film star, Jennette McCurdy, mentored this year’s contestants and helped select the winner at the KIDZ Star USA Finale Event which took place at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles last Saturday. The KIDZ Star USA finale webisode showcasing Isabel’s big win premieres today on KIDZBOP.com.
More than 20,000 kids from across the country entered the competition by uploading a :90 second performance video to KIDZBOP.com or by auditioning in person at the official KIDZ Star Live Audition Tour at Six Flags this summer. Four talented finalists were flown to Hollywood to compete for a chance to win the RCA Records recording contract live on the Full Throttle stage at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The 2012 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize Winner and RCA Records recording artist, Dallas Wayde, is currently in the studio recording new music. Kiana Brown, the 2011 Winner and RCA Records recording artist, is currently touring with the KIDZ BOP Kids. Her latest single, "HEY CHICA," recently appeared on the Smurf's 2 soundtrack.
For official press photos of the event, visit: http://kidzbop.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=34166
About KIDZ BOP LLC
KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today’s most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand—through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, KIDZBOP.com. KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP’s latest release, KIDZ BOP 24, recently debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Check out KIDZ BOP’s weekly radio show, KIDZ BOP Block Party on Kids Place Live, every Friday at 6PM EST.
About RCA Records
RCA Records is a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Kings Of Leon, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Ke$ha, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, D'Angelo, Fantasia, Monica, Buddy Guy, Brandy, The Strokes, Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Dido, Tool, Santana, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Whitney Houston, among others; critically acclaimed and chart topping artists including Miguel, Ray LaMontagne, Anthony Hamilton, Jimmy Eat World, Marsha Ambrosius, Mike Posner, Gavin DeGraw, Hot Chelle Rae, Cage The Elephant and Jordin Sparks; burgeoning artists A$AP Rocky, Mikky Ekko, Walk The Moon, Elle Varner, Tom Odell, Becky G., Sammy Adams, 2AM Club, Elle King, K. Flay, Jacob Latimore and many more.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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