Marie Digby From Los Angeles Has Been Chosen by America as the Winner of the National Pantene Pro-Voice Music Competition
Ashanti, Paulina Rubio, Fefe Dobson and Skye Sweetnam to Perform at the Fourth
Annual Pantene Pro-Voice Concert
CINCINNATI, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated singer/songwriters Ashanti, Paulina Rubio, Fefe Dobson and Skye Sweetnam are lending themselves and their voices to help usher in a new musical talent, Marie Digby, 21, from Los Angeles, CA, winner of the fourth annual Pantene Pro-Voice competition. Marie Digby was chosen by America to perform her original work "Miss Invisible" live at the Pantene Pro-Voice Concert on August 5, 2004 alongside Ashanti, Paulina Rubio, Fefe Dobson and Skye Sweetnam. The concert begins at 7:30 PM at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Entry is permitted by ticket only; $10 tickets will be available through http://www.ticketmaster.com or 212-307-7171. The Pantene Pro-Voice music competition is a national contest designed to recognize young women who choose to use their voice as a tool for positive self-expression. The program provides an opportunity for unsigned female solo artists and female-fronted bands ages 14 to 24 to showcase their talent as singer/songwriters. Three Finalists Compete A panel of music industry professionals selected three finalists from a pool of over 1,200 entries based on lyrical composition, musical composition and originality. During July, finalists Marie Digby, Devon Loizeaux and Kate Voegele showcased their talent in one of three sixty-second commercials which aired on MTV and urged America to log onto http://www.pro-voice.com to hear their original songs and vote for their favorite artist. All three original songs will also be included on the Pantene Pro-Voice MTV 2004 "Women with a Voice" CD. A Winner Is Selected From July 1 to July 25, 2004, votes were cast by America online at http://www.pro-voice.com . Digby's grand prize includes performing her original music submission onstage in front of a live audience alongside Ashanti, Paulina Rubio, Fefe Dobson and Skye Sweetnam at the Pantene Pro-Voice concert in New York City, $5,000 from EMI Music Marketing, a recording session with acclaimed music producer Rob Fusari, tickets to the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards and musical equipment from music giant Gibson Guitar. In August, MTV will air a 30-minute program featuring footage from the Pantene Pro-Voice concert. "I am incredibly excited to have won the Pantene Pro-Voice music competition. Performing alongside such established recording artists is a dream come true for me. I am hoping that this exposure will open other doors and will present future opportunities within the music industry," said Digby. About The Pantene Pro-Voice Music Competition From April 16, 2004 to May 31, 2004, the fourth annual Pantene Pro-Voice music competition was open to unsigned female solo artists and female-fronted bands who compose and perform original music in the genre of their choice. Contestants submitted a written copy of their original song's lyrics, a recording of the original song and a photograph. Entries were scored on lyrical and musical composition and originality. All applicants under 18 required parental/guardian consent. Complete rules of entry were available online at http://www.pro-voice.com . Previous Pantene Pro-Voice events have included performances by Jewel, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, Mya, India.Arie and Aimee Mann. Dedicated to celebrating what women have to say, Pantene Pro-Voice is proud to partner with MTV, YM, EMI Music Marketing, Gibson and Clear Channel Communication. The program's website, http://www.pro-voice.com provides the most up-to- date Pantene Pro-Voice information including artist photos, bios and music, concert information and more. It also features exclusive online access to special offers, including the opportunity to download free music and Pantene Pro-Voice prizes. Two billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company's beauty brands include Pantene(R), Olay(R), SK-II(R), Max Factor(R), Cover Girl(R), Herbal Essence(R) and Clairol Nice 'n Easy(R). The P&G community consists of nearly 98,000 employees working in almost 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
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