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Akon, Flo Rida to judge talent search

Sept. 27, 2011 at 3:41 AM   |   Comments

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BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Recording stars Akon and Flo Rida are to judge a talent search for which the prize is a chance to perform at a Think Pink Rocks charity concert in Florida.

The nationwide talent search is sponsored by SRC Records/Universal, ActorCast, Kelley Lee Events and breast cancer research charity Think Pink Rocks.

Contestants will compete for a chance to open for award-winning artists at a Nov. 5 charity concert in Boca Raton. The lineup for the show is expected to include Flo Rida, Iyaz, DJ Cassidy, Shontelle, Melanie Fiona and Ray J.

The winner will be selected by Steve Rifkind, chairman of SRC Records/Universal; Grammy Award-winning producer Jim Jonsin; and longtime supporters of Think Pink Rocks, Akon and Flo Rida.

"This is a great chance for aspiring artists from throughout the United States to try for their chance to open for some of the biggest names in music," Rifkind said in a statement. "The winner not only has the opportunity to showcase their music, they will be supporting breast cancer research, a cause that is important to me and all of the artists involved."

Contestants can submit their video to: www.rockthinkpink.com.

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