Canadian Idol alum and pop star, Carly Rae Jepsen will take part in American Idol’s 3rd Perfect Harmony program. You may remember Tao Cruiz and Jason Derulo taking part in the interactive program that allows fans to help write a song to be debuted on the final. This season, viewers can also vote on elements such as wardrobe, back up dancers and stage effects.
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MUSIC FANS UNITE! COCA-COLA INVITES PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HELP MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY-NOMINATED POP SENSATION CARLY RAE JEPSEN ACHIEVE ERFECT HARMONY IN A NEW SONG
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, Coca-Cola wants to give everyone the opportunity to join in on the excitement through the Perfect Harmony program.
The Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony program invites AMERICAN IDOLfans and music lovers to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help chart-topping singer/songwriter and recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen select the best lyrics for a new song. Fans can watch live as she performs the song during the first episode of the two-night AMERICAN IDOL Season Finale on Wednesday, May 15 (8-9 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Through Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony fans can take part in the songwriting process and influence the show they love. In addition to assisting with the creation of the song, people will have the opportunity to impact various aspects of Jepsen’s Perfect Harmony AMERICAN IDOL Finale performance as well.
“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 Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony program takes it to another level because people across the country can join in on the fun. I can’t wait
to create a new song with my fans.
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 Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony features several new elements. People not only will be able to collaborate on the lyrics by letting Jepsen know which option they think best fits the song, but they also can weigh in on aspects like set design, backup dancers wardrobe and stage effects, creating a truly collaborative final performance. Starting now through May 14, people around the country, ages 13 and up, can log on and provide input each week for Jepsen s new song and her performance on the
AMERICAN IDOL Season Finale.
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 Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony with Taio Cruz in 2011 and built on its success with Jason Derulo in 2012. We’re moving the 2013 program to the next level with Carly Rae Jepsen, a fresh, new artist who truly understands what it takes to create hit songs. Her fun, creative nature will help drive fan participation and deliver an end result
that we expect music fans to love.
Fans participating in the program also will be entered into a sweepstakes to win Coca-Cola and AMERICAN IDOL goodies. A select number of lucky winners will receive gift bags packed with gear such as the Coca-Cola AMERICAN IDOL signature cup and speakers. One grand prize winner, who enters the sweepstakes before April 30, will even receive a trip for two to the show s Finale to see Jepsen perform the song live!
Further details about Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony and full program rules can be found at www.AmericanIdol.com/PerfectHarmony.