Jennette McCurdy Named 2013 KIDZ Star USA Celebrity Mentor

Kids Can Enter Online at KIDZBOP.COM or In Person at Select Six Flags Theme Parks For Their Chance to Win an RCA Records Recording Contract

Jul 19, 2013, 07:00 ET from KIDZ BOP LLC

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KIDZ BOP, the #1 kids' music brand in the U.S., announced today that television and film star, Jennette McCurdy, will be the 2013 KIDZ Star USA celebrity mentor. KIDZ Star USA is America's biggest online talent search for kids 15 and under. Aspiring young singers can enter now for their chance to win an RCA Records recording contract online and in person. Now through August 30, kids can upload a :90 second performance video to  For the first time ever, kids can also audition live at select Six Flags Theme Parks across the country. The Official KIDZ Star Live Audition Tour kicked off at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ on June 22. The tour is traveling to 10 Six Flags Theme Parks throughout the summer, wrapping up on August 18 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA.  Auditions and activities are free with paid park admission.

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KIDZ Star fans can view contestants' audition videos and progress on, where they will be able to interact with their favorites, vote, and rally support to help determine who will make it to the final rounds. Fans can also keep track of the competition by watching KIDZ Star Rewind, a weekly KIDZ Star feature highlighting the best audition videos of the week. Four finalists will be flown to Hollywood to compete on stage at a Six Flags Magic Mountain finale event on September 28 where Jennette McCurdy will make a special appearance and help determine who will be crowned the next KIDZ Star. The 2013 KIDZ Star USA winner will be announced in October.

Best known for her comedic portrayal of Sam Puckett on the mega-hit series iCarly, Jennette McCurdy continues to emerge as one of entertainment's most sought after and engaging talents.  She recently wrapped production on the original TV movie SWINDLE along with lending her voice in the upcoming animated feature film ALMOST HEROES. A singer/songwriter, McCurdy released her debut album in 2012 which features several tracks co-written by the performer.  Her single, "Generation Love", was released to country radio in Spring 2011.  She was nominated for Choice Female Country Artist at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.  In 2011, AOL Music listed the talented artist as one of the "21 Hottest Music Stars Under 21".

KIDZ Star USA 2013 Six Flags Live Audition Tour Schedule:

Six Flags Over Texas                   

Arlington, TX                        

7/20 - 7/21

Six Flags Great America                

Gurnee, IL                             

7/27 - 7/28

Six Flags St. Louis            

Eureka, MO                   

8/3 - 8/4

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Vallejo, CA                          

8/10 - 8/11

Six Flags Magic Mountain 

Valencia, CA                      

8/17 - 8/18

For more information on The Official KIDZ Star Live Audition Tour at Six Flags Theme Parks, visit:

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today's most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand—through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP's last release, KIDZ BOP 23 debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart where it spent 4 consecutive weeks in the Billboard Top 10. Check out KIDZ BOP's weekly radio show, KIDZ BOP Block Party!, a two-hour weekly radio show on Kids Place Live, every Friday at 6PM EST.

About RCA Records
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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit