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Canon Searching for America's Next Big Pop Star with New Contest


Do you want a taste of pop star stardom? Canon U.S.A. is looking to turn this dream into a reality for three lucky people. Three finalists will be selected to receive the ultimate Pop Star Experience in New York City, a pair of Z100's Jingle Ball tickets and a PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera. While in New York City, the finalists will receive a makeover, singing and dancing lessons with a professional instructor and a meet and greet with international pop star, Leona Lewis. Each finalist will then record a sixty to ninety second long music video to their rendition of Better In Time that will be posted on for America to vote on. The finalist who receives the most votes will receive $5,000 to continue their dream of becoming America's next big pop star.


Entrants submit a thirty second video showing why they should be selected as one of the finalists of the Canon U.S.A. “So You Want to be a Pop Star” contest. Those interested in entering the contest can submit their video on


Videos can be submitted from November 3, 2008 until November 30, 2008.

The voting for the finalists will run from December 15, 2008 to December 31, 2008 with the winner being announced the week of January 5, 2009. One lucky voter will also win a Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera.