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Osmonds named hosts of Mother's Day show

Donny Osmond arrives for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
Donny Osmond arrives for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt) | License Photo

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are to serve as hosts for the upcoming "Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom" Mother's Day TV special.

NBC and Teleflora Wednesday named the brother-and-sister team as hosts of the May 11 special.

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During the broadcast, the Osmonds will crown "America's Favorite Mom," based on the results of online voting conducted from May 5-9.

"Donny and I grew up in a large family under the tender care of an exceptional mother," Marie Osmond, the mother of eight children, said in a statement. "She was the perfect 'stage mother.' She was there for us every stage of our lives. ... We want to recognize and applaud the women who create the future for every community through their dedication to raising children."

"Mothers are the cornerstone to every family," added Donny Osmond. "They give so much of themselves every day and Marie and I are excited to play a part in honoring America's real treasures."

Thousands of moms have already been nominated online at www.AmericasFavoriteMom.com. Nominations are being accepted through April 25.

The winning mom will be crowned on television and will take home thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, including a gold and diamond "America's Favorite Mom" pendant.

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