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Just to recap, the 23 semi finalists that were flown to Hollywood. They received glamorous makeovers, individual singing lessons from two of the music industries finest, and recorded their finalist videos. After a few weeks of voting the group of 23 has been narrowed down to 10. I can only imagine how tough it was to select from so many talented women! From watching the behind the scenes Livestream and getting on the Avon voices site to see their videos, I was amazed by the talent and passion these women had. "Watching these amazingly talented women reach for their dreams over the past 10 months has been a tremendous source of inspiration for our 40,000 Avon Associates and 6.5 million Avon Representatives around the world," said Joe Billone, Vice President, Global Representative Branding & Communications, Avon Products, Inc. "We are so proud of the 10 Finalists who truly embody women's empowerment and while there will only be two official winners of the talent search, all of our global Contenders have felt as though they've already won, having been on this once-in-a-lifetime journey with Avon Voices."
The final ten are (in ABC order by last name and pictured from left to right):
Pauline Alencar from Brazil
Evelina Anusauskaite from Lithuania
Cissy Crutcher from the Unites States
Jaclyn Dustin from the Unites States
Selena Gittens from Canada
Joy Loria from the Philippines
Roslynn Mahe from the United Kingdom
Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon from Thailand
Claudia Santos Morandi from Venezuela
Natalia Terekhova from Russia
So what's next for these ladies? They will be flown to NYC to perform in front of the entire panel celebrity judges at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. The trip will also include a recording of the Avon Voice anthem written by none other than Diane Warren and performing at the Avon Foundation for Women Gala where the winners will be announced. And we can't forget about the Songwriting competition, where the winning songs have been chosen and will be critiqued by world renowned song writer David Pack. The Grand prize winners will join the ladies at the Gala for a chance to win a music publishing contract. (So exciting!)
How can you get in on the contest action? Real simple! (I promise!) Just head on over to AvonVoices.com and register. Once you're in, you can:
- View finalist videos and cast your vote for your favorite! You can vote weekly from now until October 15.
- Listen to the winning songs from the songwriting competition.
- Get access to the exclusive music from Natasha Bedingfield who sings Shooting for the Stars. You also get to listen to Valeyria sing Until You Love You, a song written by Diane Warren and produced by David Pack.
So tell me, who are you voting for?
FTC Disclosure: This post is my participation in the Avon Embedded Blogger program, of which I am being compensated for.
Photos courtesy of Avon