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January 13, 2011

Ten ideas for winning the Justin Bieber singing competition

Justin Bieber's new movie won't be released for another month, but it's already getting a local promotional boost.

On Friday, Z104 and Paramount Pictures - the studio behind "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" - will hold a singing competition for 50 local teens between the ages of 13 and 17, it was just announced

Only the first 50 teens who register starting at 5 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe will get to perform before a three-member panel of judges.

Out of those 50, only one will get a chance to travel to Los Angeles for the movie's premiere, and meet Da Bieber himself. 

So kids, here's a bunch of half-baked ideas on how to distinguish yourself from all the other rugrats who love Justin Bieber:

1. Wear his fragrance. You have your pick of wristbands and dog collars.

2. Don't just sing, perform a re-enactment of Bieber's dramatic acting work on "CSI."

3. Be bold. Rap like Justin Bieber. 

4. Wear an adorable bowl haircut. That seemed to work for this guy. 

5. Don't cut your hair like him. No one likes an obsequious fan, but also: you might attract the cops

6.  You might as well show up with a drawn-on mustache, if only to honor his appreciation of John Waters.

7.   You're only allowed to sing one of three songs - "Baby", "Never Say Never" or "U Smile" - but I say, mash one of them up with that one Willow Smith song; the two are touring together.

8. According to the radio station: "No visible tattoos are allowed. The same goes for clothing bearing a celebrity's image, or logos for clothing designers or sports teams." Respect. 

9. Don't sing on top of a table

10.  And of course, an interpretive dance is sure to wow the judges. If you're a goofy looking dork, or little, adorable Abigail Breslin.

 Registration begins Friday at 5 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe, 601 East Pratt Street.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 2:29 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Music News


I really hope this post is a joke and your fail isn't possibly this epic


Whoa. This is so shockingly not funny or helpful. I'm a little surprised it made it past an editor. Or maybe the problem is you need an editor. My ten year old can write more cleverly than this.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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