15 year old Rylie Brown, from Kansas City, Missouri takes first place in TalentWatch.net’s first online music competition.
Online PR News – 03-May-2013 –TalentWatch’s hotly contested music competition featured young emerging artists, some of whom have appeared on past reality TV competitions, like X Factor, America’s Got Talent and American Idol. Fans rated the artist’s videos to determine the top 20 finalists. In the final phase of the contest, Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift, Mike Jennings of Nashville Spotlight TV and Kim Corcoran of Talented Kids Depot, selecting the top 3 winners from the top 20 rated music artists.
Grand prize winner, Rylie Brown takes home $1,000 and will meet with Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift. Rylie will also have an entire Nashville Spotlight TV show dedicated to her. The half hour show will air two days per week for one month on Nashville Cable TV, at a future date to be determined. In addition, Riley will be featured at the world famous Nashville Palace for two days, during the week of the CMA Music Festival (June 6-9, 2013). 15 year old Kailey Swanson, from Studio City, California took second place and fan favorite, 18 year old Lindee Link of Peachtree City, Georgia came in third place. The second and third place winners will each be featured on Nashville Spotlight TV and perform at the Nashville Palace during the week of the CMA Festival.
TalentWatch stages online music competitions for artists around the world. Its mission is to give aspiring music artists an equal chance to be discovered. It’s the only destination on the web where aspiring artists showcase their talent and tell their story in an engaging and entertaining video-driven format. Fans rate artists on their talent, entertainment and likeability, giving every music artist an equal chance to rise to the top.
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Arianna Brooke, 13
She will be performing around the Texas and Colorado area in March.
-The Generator Coffee Shop in Garland
Friday, March 1st from 6pm-8pm.
-National Anthem at the Colorado Crossroads Club Volleyball Tournament in Denver, Co
-Six Flags Magic Mountain
Friday, March 15th at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
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That’s Awesome! Hollywood Launcher DFW Mallory Lawless will be performing at the Rodeo Opry in OKC Saturday, February 9!!! It’s a KSBI 52 night, so the show will air on TV at a later date!! We would love to have lots of support in the audience!! Please come out if you can! You can get tickets now online at rodeoopry.com under events! If not, stay tuned for the air date so you can watch from your home!
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Current Hollywood Launch LA student, Jayda Brown, has been rockin’ her tutu around town promoting her new single, ‘I Rock My Tutu’! Jayda was recognized by online magazine BlackCelebKids.com for Jayda’s Tutu Tea Party. BlackCelebKids.com stated that Jayda is one of the NEW up and coming artist taking the music industry by storm.
You go Jayda, Rock Your Tutu!!!!!
It is so awesome to see Hollywood Launch LA alumni Gabe Morales and Will Jay of IM5 plus their band mates Dana Vaughns, Cole Pendery and Dalton Rapattoni hitting the stage at the historical Avalon in Hollywood for 200 of their closest fans this Thursday! Chance of a life time!
Want to be a part of the fun RSVP to IM5hollywood@gmail.com by August 8th!!!
Contact: Monica Busby
Quantum Leap Entertainment
Contact: Mariesha Richard, MBA
Quantum Leap Entertainment
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Dallas’ Own Kenton Duty and Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Team Up with Hollywood Launch to Search for the Next Triple Threat Super Stars of DFW
Dallas, TX (August 7, 2012) – Bring on your Voice, Dance, and Acting Skills!
Dallas’ own Kenton Duty, star of Disney’s Shake It Up, and 4-time Emmy Award-winning TV Personality, Comedian, Grammy-nominated Singer, and Actor, Wayne Brady have teamed up with Hollywood Launch and are excited to announce a major Scholarship Audition seeking the next Triple Threat Super Stars!
Duty is returning to his hometown with hopes to give other aspiring artists a chance to train and make it to the top. He began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles after he was discovered at a workshop in Dallas by Hollywood talent agent Cindy Osbrink. Duty first gained popular notoriety in the role of young “Jacob” on the hit TV series, “Lost”. In 2010, Duty landed a starring role on the Disney Channel original series, “Shake It Up!” as the flamboyant dancer/fashion designer antagonist, “Gunther Hessenheffer”. Duty states, “I am excited to afford someone the chance to train with the best and to help them reach their dreams. The entertainment industry is looking for triple threats so you have to do it all!”
Brady has already given out close to $20,000 in scholarships to the Hollywood Launch program in Los Angeles and is now branching out to Dallas. He says, “As a performer, I wish I would have had Hollywood Launch. It is an amazing program!” His daughter is a current member of the program in LA and trains privately under Hollywood Launch’s creative director Jonathan George.
The president and owner of Hollywood Launch DFW, Jonathan George, says “Dallas has the best undiscovered talent in the country and I am so excited to be able to come home and help them launch their careers.” He went to school in Sunnyvale K-8th grade and then graduated in ’91 from Poteet High School in Mesquite. He moved to LA in 2000. After winning the title of Grand Champion on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star” in 2001, he began developing young stars like Victoria Justice (Nick’s Victorious), Stefanie Scott (Nick’s A.N.T. Farm), Caitlyn Taylor Love (Disney’s I’m In The Band) and is now working with industry moguls Simon Fuller, Perez Hilton and Jamie King on their newest boy band project, IM5. George is also the creator and executive producer of the Youth Rock Awards, which celebrates the hottest young stars under the age of 25 in film, TV, music and dance.
Hollywood Launch has partnered with School of Rock in Dallas. HL develops and brands aspiring talent into competitive triple threat artists. The program and it’s staff have been responsible for developing top young stars like Ross Lynch (Disney’s Austin & Ally), Cymphonique (Nick’s How to Rock), Big Time Rush, Taylor Lautner (Twilight), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Zack Montana (Disney’s NBT), R5 (Hollywood Records), Aaron Landon (Disney’s Crash and Bernstein) among so many others. Many stars’ children are part of the program including those of Wayne Brady, Brian McKnight, DeBarge and Master P. George states, “It’s a breeding ground for amazing talent and success!”
The winners will be announced at 5pm on September 16th with a Hollywood style Red Carpet Event to follow starting at 6pm.
Ages 8 – 21
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
You must register to audition and to receive information.
“We give these kids, at every level, the tools and the training to individually excel in all their talents as well as open doors for exposure to the entertainment industry’s top professionals,” says Jonathan George, Creative Director of Hollywood Launch.
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Kenton Duty, Wayne Brady and Jonathan George are available for interviews, please contact Monica Busby or Mariesha Richard at Quantum Leap Ent. Monica@qle-pr.com or Mariesha@qle-pr.com or call 424-209-9QLE (753)
About Hollywood Launch
Hollywood Launch develops and brands young aspiring singers into competitive triple threat talent. This elite program is a great opportunity for artists to not only develop their skills but to make proper connections as it gives exposure to the entertainment industry’s top professionals including music and film producers, managers, agents, song writers, directors, casting directors, publishing, A&R executives and so much more.
Hollywood Launch concentrates on the many different aspects:
- Vocal Technique All Styles
- Vocal Styling and Performance
- Dancing, Choreography & Staging
- Acting- Scene Study, Improv & Voice Overs
- Performance Training
- Audition Techniques
- Songwriting, Recording
- Media Training
- Music Business
- Packaging & Marketing
- Social Media
- Acting Showcases
- Live Artist Showcases
Amy Vanderoef Named Celebrity Judge for the Kenton Duty & Wayne Brady Scholarship Auditions in Dallas!
Good Morning Texas host Amy Vanderoef will be joining the celebrity panel for the Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty Scholarship and Red Carpet Event.
Amy is a triple threat talent. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and actually began performing with the New York USO, entertaining US military forces and veterans at bases and hospitals. She has toured America as Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus, been a correspondent for Good Morning America, crowned Miss Connecticut USA in 2001, operated The Actors Academy in CT, worked in casting and is signed to the Campbell Agency in Dallas.
Colton B opens for Bow Wow’s Underrated Tour last week in Denver, Colorado. Colton is a veteran of the stage performing with The Rage Crew on So You Think You Can Dance, Maury Povich Most Talent Kids In America, Winner of the W.O.W MVP award on 106&Park, just to name a few of his many accomplishments. Hollywood Launch LA is extremely proud of Colton B!!!!!
With all these cancellations, it means that new shows are on the horizon! Which means that there are more opportunities for other great talent out there!
When the opportunity comes…you must be prepared! Don’t wait til the last minute…make sure you are ready to have your own show and to be able to monopolize on the opportunity! No matter who you are training with…make sure you are training every aspect- vocals, performance, dance, acting, social media, hosting, voice overs etc! We hope to see another Hollywood Launch artist make it to the top!!
When preparedness meets opportunity…luck happens!!
Hollywood Launch LA artists had the opportunity to preform at the ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy‘ 5K Walk for Cancer. This amazing cause brings the ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ philosophy to children suffering with cancer through camps and hospital programs plus helps pay the bills of the financially struggling warriors.
If you would like to make a donation to the ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ Foundation click here!
Purchasing a ‘DWBH’ shirt is a great way to do your part…HL-LA did! #YouthRock
Hollywood Launch LA is throwing out major high fives to their artists Kindal Tate, Natalia Loya, Sara Rowe and Kyle Villalovos for competing in the So Cal Icon Vocal Competition Finale last Saturday. Kindal Tate and Natalia Loya won their age group and walked away with amazing prizes including a once in a life time photo shoot and recording studio time.
“I can not believe I just won So Cal Icon, this is so exciting! I could not have done it with out my amazing support system of Jessica Khanvariba and Jonathan George plus the training that I do at Hollywood Launch. It is truly my ‘Happy Place’. “ – Kindal Tate, Winner of So Cal Icon 2012
The Hollywood Launch LA artists put on a Super Star performance this year! Here is Kindal Tate performing ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’.
Congrats to Hollywood Launchers LA Aaron Landon, Sir Castanon, Brieanna James and Britt Flatmo for being nominated for the 22nd Annual LA Music Awards. Join us for the official voting party on Thursday, September 27th at 7p.m. at the Whiskey A Go Go on Sunset Blvd.
Can’t come to the Voting Party this Thursday…You can vote online!
-Britt Flatmo – Female Vocalist of the Year
-Brieanna James – Pop Artist of the Year
-Aaron Landon – Male Vocalist of the Year
-Sir Castanon – Pop Artist of the Year
Jonathan George opens Hollywood Launch DFW adding a new location to the Hollywood Launch Franchise. Jonathan and his team auditioned triple threat talent on September 14-15th at the School of Rock in Dallas. The first day of class on September 22nd was a huge success! It is going to be a great session. Thank you to Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty for giving their time and experience.
Meet the Hollywood Launch Team and Mentors:
(from left to right)
Keith Green – Dance
Amanda Earhart – Vocal Tech
Kelci Paige – Vocals/Performance/Image
Kenton Duty – Disney’s Shake It Up Mentor
Amy Vanderoef – Dallas Morning News Mentor
Jonathan George – Owner/Creative Director HL DFW
Deborah Kay - Promotions Director HL DFW
Jodi Harnist - Program Director HL DFW (not pictured)
Amanda Austin - Acting/ Improv (not pictured)
Melissa Ruggles – Social Media/ Marketing (not pictured)
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So Awesome! Radio Disney had One Direction and IM5 in the studio for an acoustic performance. There is no doubt that 1D (What Makes You Beautiful) and IM5 (Everything About U) showed their mad skills but Fanlala.com took it to the fans. Who do you think did the best performance during the Radio Disney Take Over? We know our favorites…We can’t deny the LOVE we have for IM5 band mates and Hollywood Launch alum Gabe Morales and Will Jay. And don’t worry we have inducted Cole Pendery, Dana Vaughns and Dalton Rapattoni into the HL Family. #YouthRock
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Congrats to 11 year old Noah Urrea for winning the 2012 SoCal Icon Vocal Competition and coming home with a scholarship to the triple threat training program Hollywood Launch. It was a very competitive competition but in the end Noah came out on top. Along with Noah, Kindal Tate from Hollywood Launch LA and Natalia Loya from Hollywood Launch LA also won Socal Icon in their age division. The talent that is coming out of HL LA, HLDFW and HLPortland is really a force to be reckoned with.
Creative Director of Hollywood Launch LA, Jonathan George and Winner Noah Urrea!
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Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up is using his Gunther powers for good and not neon spandex. Kenton has become a vital member of the Hollywood Launch Family. He has made his mark along side Hollywood Launch mentors such as Wayne Brady (Let’s Make A Deal), Mauli B (Music Director for Nickelodeon stars such as Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice and Hollywood Records R5), Kaya Jones (former Pussycat Doll, Hueman Race Records), Justin Thorne (NLT, One Call) just to name a few. On September 15-16th Hollywood Launch DFW held the first ever Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty Scholarship Audition at the School of Rock in Dallas. We were lucky to have Kenton there to support the artists that were auditioning for the triple threat training program.
This is what he had to say to NatalieInterviews.com about Hollywood Launch:
Kenton Duty (Disney’s Shake It Up), Nico Ramsey (Wayne Brady Scholarship Winner – DFW), Harper Gruzins (Kenton Duty Scholarship Winner – DFW), Jonathan George (Owner of Hollywood Launch DFW)
“I think I could be the next Kidzbop Star because music is my life! I love to sing, play piano, guitar, ukulele write songs and even like to dance! When I’m on stage performing it feels like this is where I should be. I would love to be a good role model & encourage kids to follow their dreams!” – Rylie Brown, 15
Join us in supporting a great person, an amazing artist and a Hollywood Launch LA Alumni on her journey to the TOP 8 Kidz Star 2012 Talent Search.
Heart Attack by Trey Songz covered by Rylie Brown
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Great Job Hollywood Launch DFW! Thriller Flash Mob was a total success! #YouthRock
He will be sharing his own inspirational journey of how his dreams have come true with hard work and determination. Duty first gained popular notoriety in the role of young “Jacob” on the hit TV series, “Lost“. In 2010, Duty landed a starring role on the Disney Channel original series, “Shake It Up!” as “Gunther Hessenheffer”.
Want to have Kenton Duty at our school? Email LJ@JonathanGeorge.biz.
Hollywood Launch DFW wants to send a BIG Thank you to Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to High School and Middle schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Here are some of the schools he visited with HLDFW and Jonathan George Entertainment. For more info about Hollywood Launch and the Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions email Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net
“Trevor is an extremely gifted actor and artist, a tremendous talent all around and we are lucky to have him apart of our Hollywood Launch DFW family.
~Jonathan George, Owner of Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW
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