AMERICAN IDOL® Fans Help Create a Song to Be Performed on First Night of Show's Season Finale, airing Wednesday, May 15 on FOX, through Third Annual "Perfect Harmony" Program
ATLANTA, March 20, 2013 – Each year talented aspiring artists from
across the country come together on AMERICAN IDOL® reaching for one
dream. Starting today,
“I wrote or
co-wrote nearly every song on my album and the songwriting process is very
important to me,” said Jepsen. “I’ve collaborated on songs with people via
e-mails, telephone calls and text messages, but the
Music has the power
to bring people together and fans can now go to www.AmericanIdol.com/perfectharmony and play a role in this collective
effort to create the next hit song. The 2013 edition of
During weeks one, three, five and seven of the program, music lovers can listen to three different lyrics for a particular verse and choose the one they like best. Each week the lyric selected by the fans will be incorporated into the song.
In a new element of the program, every other week (weeks two, four, six and eight) fans can offer input into shaping the production details of Jepsen’s AMERICAN IDOL® Perfect Harmony performance.
The eight week program is as follows:
- Week 1: March 20 – Lyric Selection
- Week 2: March 27 – Performance Theme
- Week 3: April 3 – Lyric Selection
- Week 4: April 10 – Performance Stage Effects
- Week 5: April 17 – Lyric Selection
- Week 6: April 24 – Backup Dancers’ Wardrobe
- Week 7: May 1 – Final Lyric Selection
- Week 8: May 8 – Instruments to Spotlight
After eight phases – four focused on lyrics and four focused on performance elements – the final track will be complete and Jepsen will perform it live during the first night of the AMERICAN IDOL® Season 12 Finale, airing Wednesday, May 15 on FOX (8-9 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed).
“Coca-Cola has always supported music projects because by sharing happy
energy, both Coke
and music bring teens together,” said Andy McMillin, VP,
Coca-Cola Trademark. “We introduced
in the program also will be entered into a sweepstakes to win
Canadian singer/songwriter and breakout pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen has taken America by storm after bursting onto the scene in the US with her hit single “Call Me Maybe.” Unforgettably catchy, the hit song which she co-wrote quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it remained for nine consecutive weeks. Certified quintuple-platinum in Jepsen’s native Canada the track is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries while the official video has over 400 million YouTube views and the song has sold more than10 million singles worldwide to date. Follow up platinum single “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, climbed to No. 3 on the Pop Chart, while the video has racked up over 84 million YouTube views. Jepsen released her debut album Kiss on September 18 via 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope Records along with her latest single "This Kiss.” Billboard recently named Jepsen its “Rising Star” at the 2012 Billboard Women In Music Awards, and she won the 2012 American Music Award for Best New Artist. Jepsen received two 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Jepsen’s new single, “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” is out now and she is currently touring as a special guest on Justin Bieber’s headlining ‘Believe’ tour of North America and Europe.
About AMERICAN IDOL®
AMERICAN IDOL® is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
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