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Former American Idols Come Together With Broadway Cares in New York City to Give America's Talent a Chance at Fame, The World's Largest Marketplace for Talent and Scouts Will Award One Lucky Person a Starring Role on Its First Ever National TV Commercial

BOSTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- (, the world's leading private online marketplace for talent and scouts, today announced the launch of its "60 Seconds of Fame" talent search. Singers, dancers and musicians are invited to log on to to enter the national competition. Between April 20 and May 18, 2009, U.S. residents age 13 and older can upload a sixty-second video clip of their performance to to enter a chance to win a starring role in an upcoming commercial. Winners will also meet privately with Broadway executive producer and director, Richard Jay-Alexander and season three American Idol runner-up and Broadway star, Diana DeGarmo.

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Five winners will be chosen by and flown to New York City on June 8, 2009 to compete in the final grand prize round. The grand prize finalists will perform in front of a celebrity judging panel at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. The panelists will include Broadway star and winner of MTV's Legally Blonde, Search For The Next Elle Woods, Bailey Hanks; singer and actress Kimberley Locke, a former American Idol runner-up; an executive from Sh-K-Boom Records who records the best of Broadway's cast albums; and Diana DeGarmo.

"I know first-hand how difficult it is to get in front of the right people when you're just starting out," said DeGarmo. "Not everyone has the opportunity to land a record deal on a live television talent show. That is what makes so great because it provides aspiring talent with a clear path to scouts who can help them make their dreams come true." is unique because it gives talent across a broad range of categories, including performing arts, fashion, sports, academics and more, a way to connect with scouts who are looking for them in a safe, secure and private online environment.

"We've interviewed thousands of talent and realized there was a need in the marketplace to connect talented people to the countless number of scouts in search of them," said Clarissa Rodriguez, president of "Through our private online marketplace we aim to educate talent, provide feedback as they pursue their passion, and help connect them with opportunities."

In addition to the national commercial and meetings with Diana DeGarmo and Richard Jay-Alexander, a $25,000 donation will be made in the winner's name to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization to support the Actors' Work Program of the Actors' Fund.

For more information and the official "60 Seconds of Fame" rules, please visit To find us on Facebook, login or join at and search for

About is a worldwide talent showcase that offers visibility for people to have their talents and passions noticed. It is the only worldwide, online marketplace that connects people's individual talents in athletics, performing arts, and specialty occupations, among others, to the professionals who are seeking talent. is a secure site that is an easy to use resource for those with talent and for those who are seeking talent. Through superb customer service and our global network, the mission of is to help talented people turn their passions into real opportunities.

About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $150 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.


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