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9/27/2005

 
Cantamos All American Gospel!

Contest to Highlight Latin Music, Celebrities

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The producers of All American Gospel announced today that not only does the show look forward to receiving entries from all forms of Latin music in the vocal contest, but several artists have agreed to be celebrity guest judges.

The contest will be hosted by Michelle Williams, a member of the multi-platinum and Grammy-winning group, Destiny's Child. Michelle is also a solo Gospel recording artist.

Rachel Lampa, Freddie Colloca, and Chuckie Perez will all serve as some of the fifteen guest judges, helping vocal contestants with constructive tips, and narrowing the twelve finalists down to one grand prize winner.

Rachel Lampa is a Dove Award winning singer-songwriter with four #1 singles under her belt. Her talent has taken her to World Youth Day, where she performed for Pope John Paul II, to the crusades of both Billy Graham and Franklin Graham. She also had her music featured in the hit movie "A Walk to Remember."

Freddie Colloca was named a top-10 breakthrough artist on several lists the year his first album was released. He's back this year with another CD releasing later this year.

And Chuckie Perez, who is releasing a new CD this fall, is credited with starting the "Holy Hip Hop" movement within Christian music.

All American Gospel (www.allamericangospel.com) is a vocal competition that culminates in 5 national simulcasts from mid-November to mid-December. The winner will get a recording contract, and the twelve finalists will tour internationally with World Vision. Internet registrations for the contest close October 8th.

The undeniable popularity of Gospel music and the increasing number of 'cross-over' artists from gospel to mainstream music is a testimony to the popularity of the genre.

Solo vocalists between the ages of 14 and 22 are eligible for this competition which will welcome entries from a diverse range of musical influences -- hymns, pop, alternative, even hip-hop. Twelve finalists will compete on national simulcasts for a recording contract, and will join program sponsor World Vision to encouraging giving back from the abundance they have.

Unlike other competitions, live audiences will vote via ballot at the church and school audition sites, and during the final rounds of the competition, satellite audiences at thousands of churches will view the performances and vote via phone and internet.

Source: All American Gospel

CONTACT: Howie Simon, +1-323-822-0884, HowieS2000@sbcglobal.net, for All
American Gospel

Web site: http://www.allamericangospel.com/




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