Kidz Bop + Crazy 8 launch talent search for music video

kidsbopThe #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, and children’s fashion brand, Crazy 8, are teaming up to celebrate that anything is possible when you rock your own style.

Crazy 8 is joining The KIDZ BOP Kids on their “Life Of The Party” concert tour as an official sponsor. To kick off the partnership, KIDZ BOP and Crazy 8 announced today that they are launching a Talent Search where one lucky kid will win the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles to star in a KIDZ BOP music video and receive a $250Crazy 8 shopping spree. Parents can visit to see rules and enter their child. The popular children’s apparel retailer—known for its cool styles for a steal—will also debut the first-ever fashion capsule collection of pop star looks inspired by KIDZ BOP this November.

“Crazy 8 offers cool clothes and accessories that are easy to dress up, dress down and make your own,” Chris Lu, General Manager of Crazy 8 said. “We love when kids rock their own style, which is why we are so excited to be partnering with KIDZ BOP on their ‘Life of the Party’ tour, celebrating the unique personality that every kid brings to the stage. Does your kid have yo-yo skills or cool skateboard tricks? Unforgettable dance moves? We can’t wait to see what it takes to win our Talent Search!”

KIDZ BOP has been a non-stop tour de force for 15 years, and just released the latest album in its best-selling series, KIDZ BOP 32, on July 15. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for six consecutive years, and have sold over 16 million albums to date. KIDZ BOP’s “Life of the Party” concert tour is hitting 50+ cities this year, with many dates already sold out. Sasha Junk, SVP of Marketing from KIDZ BOP adds, “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 15th birthday with Crazy 8 – this is our first time collaborating on a fashion collection for kids and we can’t wait for fans to see the line!”

Beginning July 19, through August 31, 2016, parents or legal guardians of children ages 14 and under can enter their child in the KIDZ BOP + Crazy 8 Talent Search online, or visit one of the five live audition stops at malls throughout the country. For online entries, parents can upload a 60-second video of their child’s talent to and then visit to submit their URL. Live auditions will be held on the following dates at the below shopping locations, from 11 a.m.8 p.m.:

  • July 23: Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ
  • July 30: The Avenues, Jacksonville, FL
  • August 6: West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN
  • August 13: Brea Mall, Brea, CA
  • August 20: Ingram Park Mall, San Antonio, TX

Ten finalists from all submissions (in malls and online) will be selected on September 7, 2016 by a panel of judges from KIDZ BOP and Crazy 8. From there, fans will be encouraged to support their favorite videos. The KIDZ BOP Kids will help select one Grand Prize winner, who will be announced on October 3, 2016. The grand prize will be a trip for two to Hollywood, a feature in an upcoming KIDZ BOP music video, and a $250 Crazy 8 shopping spree. – PRNewswire

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