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[01/30/08 - 09:48 AM]
Fifteen "My Grammy(R) Moment 2008" Semi-Finalists Chosen on Youtube to Perform in Foo Fighters' Orchestra on "The 50th Annual Grammy Awards," FeB. 10 on CBS
The three finalists who will vie for a "featured performance" slot in the orchestra will be announced on February 4.

[via press release from CBS]

FIFTEEN "MY GRAMMY(R) MOMENT 2008" SEMI-FINALISTS CHOSEN ON YOUTUBE TO PERFORM IN FOO FIGHTERS' ORCHESTRA ON "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," FEB. 10 ON CBS

Three Finalists Who Will Vie for Featured Performance Slot To Be Announced Feb. 4 on YouTube

The YouTube community has spoken and 15 "My GRAMMY� Moment 2008" semi-finalists have been chosen to perform with four-time GRAMMY winners Foo Fighters on THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, �Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The talented musicians are guaranteed a spot in Foo Fighters' orchestra and will fly to Los Angeles during GRAMMY week to rehearse and perform with the current five-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band. The three finalists who will vie for a "featured performance" slot in the orchestra will be announced on Feb. 4, 2008, and music fans will have another opportunity to vote on YouTube and via text messaging during the show to pick their favorite musician. Music fans can view the video submissions of the 15 instrumentalists by logging on to YouTube at (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) or at CBS.com (www.cbs.com/mygrammymoment).

Led Zeppelin's legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones will arrange a special orchestral version of Foo Fighters' hit single "The Pretender" and will serve as special guest conductor of Foo Fighters' Orchestra. The segment, presented by Gibson Guitar, will take place outside in the new Nokia Plaza in the L.A. Live complex across from the STAPLES Center. "My GRAMMY Moment 2008," sponsored by Chase, will have content also available across the CBS Audience Network and its more than 200 online partners.

"Its great to see so many music lovers in the interactive community take advantage of this amazing opportunity to be part of the GRAMMY experience," said Joe Ferreira, Sr. Vice President, GM CBS Audience Network. "We look forward to seeing them perform live on CBS."

"Hundreds of thousands of music fans are committed to supporting their favorite 'My GRAMMY Moment 2008' finalist, and that loyalty is at the core of the fan and music maker relationship," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Millions will tune in to watch the debut of a very deserving and talented orchestra, chosen by music fans, as they experience the career highlight and musical opportunity of a lifetime."

Top 15 Semi-Finalists (in alphabetical order)

Luis Alberto (23, username: luisgma), Hattiesburg, Minn. - Violin

Lisa Dondlinger (33, username: LisaGirl2008), Winnetka, Calif. - Violin

Brian Fitzgerald (23, username: brianfitzrock), Coatsville, Penn. - Violin

Christine Wu (31, username: LAstrings), Santa Monica, Calif. - Violin

Tina Guo (22, username: demix500), Sun Valley, Calif. - Cello

Rami Hachache (18, username: totalrocketsauce), Los Angeles - Trumpet

Jennifer Heilig (25, username: jenniebenn), Bonsall, Calif. - Violin

Jeffrey Hughes (25, username: MaestroJeffHughes), Denver - Violin

Tara Klein (27, username: taraklein1027), Cleveland - Cello

Michelle Morales (27, username: michellecello), Chicago - Cello

Emily Palen (29, username: Emilypalen), Oakland, Calif. - Violin

Andrew Pearson (18, username: vonditchman), Batavia, Ill. - Violin

Cameron Summers (23, username: casummers), New York - Trumpet

Ann Marie Calhoun (28, username: theboggster), Gordonsville, Va. - Violin

Abigail Wilenksy (21, username: bonsaifir), Nashville, Tenn. - Violin

"We're always looking for new ways to help musicians get their music heard," said Michele Flannery, Music Community Manager, YouTube. "It's been exciting to watch the top 15 instrumentalists rise up on YouTube and have the chance to perform live with one of the biggest bands of today."

Voting and Performance Information

�� The three finalists will be announced on Feb. 4, 2008. Fan voting for the "featured performer" will take place Feb. 4 through Feb. 10, 2008, at 8:00 PM, ET at YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment or CBS.com (www.cbs.com/mygrammymoment). After that, voting will be open during the first two hours of the live telecast (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) via text messaging provided by VeriSign. The featured instrumentalist will be announced live onstage during the telecast prior to his/her ultimate GRAMMY Moment with the Foo Fighters.

�� For rules and regulations, submission information, and voting site, log on to www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. In its 50th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

About CBS Interactive and the CBS Audience Network

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, oversees all CBS consumer interactive properties including CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com, CBS Mobile, CBS EyeLab, Last.fm, Wallstrip and the CBS Audience Network. Aiming to be the most widely distributed professional content on the Web, the CBS Audience Network complements the best news, entertainment and sports content with original programming and short-form content and provides an all-embracing opportunity for users to incorporate CBS clips into their profiles, Web sites, blogs, widgets, wikis and community pages. The CBS Audience Network consists of online partners such as AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, Netvibes, Sling Media and Veoh and social application partners including Automattic, Brightcove, Clearspring, DAVE Networks, Goowy Media, meebo, MeeVee, Musestorm, Ning, RockYou!, Slide, VideoEgg, Voxant and vSocial as well as Web sites from CBS's 29 owned television, 144 radio, and up to 183 affiliated stations.

About YouTube

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

The 50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director and Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.





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