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JoJo to host rock&roll gymnastics

  |   Aug. 19, 2004 at 6:37 PM
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- JoJo, the diminutive 13-year-old known as "America's most talented kid," will host the 2004 Rock & Roll Gymnastics Championships Tour.

The tour will hit arenas in major U.S. cities early this fall and combines competitions with pop production, MTV.com reported Thursday.

"Being able to perform with the Olympic athletes is an amazing opportunity," JoJo said. "The marriage between great music and sport will make for an unbelievable show."

At each venue, JoJo will take the stage to belt out her hit single "Leave (Get Out)" and other tracks from her debut self-titled album.

Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning gymnasts from the 2004 Olympic Games, along with other champion gymnasts, will up the athletic ante by performing floor routines to the accompaniment of pop songs.

Headlining the men's competition will be U.S. Olympians Paul Hamm; his twin brother, Morgan Hamm; and Blaine Wilson. The women's group will be fronted by three-time world all-around champion Svetlana Khorkina, who will be joined by Shannon Miller and Dominique Moceanu.

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