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Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences have voted, and teen pop singing sisters and actresses Chloe and Halle Bailey from Atlanta, Georgia have been named the season five winners of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing). The announcement was made by Radio Disney on-air personality Jake Whetter during Saturday evening’s “N.B.T.” finale in Los Angeles, an event which included performances and special guest appearances by Hollywood Records recording artist and 2010 “N.B.T.” finalist Coco Jones, 2011 “N.B.T.” winner Shealeigh, and stars of the hit Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally” — Laura Marano and Ross Lynch – along with his band R5. Highlights from the event will air during the Disney Channel premiere of “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). As winners of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.,” Chloe and Halle will record a new single to be released by Disney Music Group, and performed on an upcoming episode of “Austin & Ally.”
Kelly Edwards, Executive Director of Music and Programming, Radio Disney said, “Chloe and Halle deliver vocal and instrumental harmonies that are captivating. Their musical talents coupled with their bright and relatable personalities won the hearts of our audience and we’re thrilled to have them as this season’s winner.”
Chloe and Halle, ages 14 and 12 respectively, are also songwriters and play their own instruments, with Chloe on piano and Halle on guitar. The YouTube sensations have been highlighted by RollingStone.com and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” They appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Let It Shine,” “Joyful Noise,” “The Fighting Temptations,” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns.” Their featured songs on “N.B.T.” were “T.M.I.” and “Take It All.”
Celebrate Radio Disney’s 15th Anniversary, November 19, 2011 The Radio Disney Family Fun overnight package is a unique family experience that’s right in your backyard powered by the Radio Disney Road Crew who will bring a non-stop party filled with music, games and prizes for the entire family. Events include a Jump Start Dance Party, a Radio Disney 15th Birthday Flashback Party and PJ Party.
Lansdowne Resort, a AAA, 4-Diamond property, is Washington DC’s only true resort destination. Located 30 minutes from Washington, DC and seven miles from Dulles International Airport, the resort is proud to partner with AM 1290 Radio Disney, part of the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, to provide guests of all ages an unforgettable, fun-filled weekend for the entire family on November 18-20, 2011. The Radio Disney Family Fun overnight package is a unique family experience that’s right in your backyard powered by the Radio Disney Road Crew who will bring a non-stop party filled with music, games and prizes for the entire family. Events include a Jump Start Dance Party, a Radio Disney 15th Birthday Flashback Party and PJ Party. This one night, November 19th package starts at $199 (plus $20 resort fee) for a family of four, and can be upgraded with a variety of options.
The November 19th Radio Disney Family Fun package includes:
- Deluxe accommodations with two double beds for November 19 (additional nights can be added for $99/night)
- Radio Disney Family Fun Gift bag at check-in
- Milk and Cookies amenity
- Meet Sharkie, Lansdowne Resort’s mascot at check-in
- Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon: 90-minute “Power Hour” Radio Disney JUMP START event*
- Nov. 19, 2 – 4 p.m.: 2-hour Radio Disney’s 15th Birthday Flashback Dance party*
- Nov. 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.: 2-hour Radio Disney PJ Party – in celebration of the release of “The Muppets” *
- High-energy, interactive fun complete with Disney Road Crew*
- “The Muppets” background set for photos at the PJ Party*
- Complimentary self parking
*Must purchase package to attend Disney events. Not open to the public. Note to Parents: No actual MUPPETS or characters will attend the party. The PJ Party is a celebration of “The Muppets”, releasing into theaters this Thanksgiving.
Plus for package guests only, mom and dad may need a break from the activities; all weekend long the resort is offering a $25 savings on any spa services or treatments (not product) and heavily discounted golf at $50/round/person, complimentary use of driving range and putting green, making this package an all-inclusive FAMILY package.
Add an extra night to the package, and check-in on Friday, November 18 for an additional $99 (plus $20 resort fee) and enjoy a free children’s movie with snacks in the Amphitheatre, and the resort’s indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center, 45-holes of championship golf designed by Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones, a world-class, full service Spa Minerale, and Kid Friendly dining (children under 6 eat free) in any of our five restaurants. The $99/night (plus resort fee) is also available on Sunday, November 20.
This is a once in a lifetime experience for you and your family and is perfect for a pre-holiday getaway, birthday party or just plain ‘weekend with the kids’. The Radio Disney activities are only available to resort guests and are not open to the public. Lansdowne Resort is located in Loudoun County, a short drive from Washington, DC, just minutes from Interstate 495 and Route 66 and 267. Other nearby attractions include Civil War battlefields, plantation homes and gardens, shopping, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex and 30 award-winning wineries.
To learn more about the Radio Disney Family Fun getaway, go to l ansdowneresort.com/familyfun or call 877-512-8400.
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Who doesn’t love Disney music? Not only does Disney produce some of the best animated films of all time, but they also produce some fantastic tunes that have often rivaled top songs on the music charts and taken home Oscars! However, there are so many Disney songs that it’s difficult to pick a favorite or even remember them all. Well, today’s list is attempting to tackle the enormous catalogue of Disney music to bring you the Top 10. Not an easy task, I assure you, but a fun one! Let’s begin!
1. When You Wish Upon a Star-This classic Disney song was performed by Cliff Edwards, who was the voice of Jiminy Cricket, in the 1940 film Pinocchio. This song actually won an Academy Award for best original song that year. Then, in the years that followed, this song became somewhat of a theme for Disney; and today, it’s iconic and instantly calls the Disney magic to mind. This is why this song earns the top slot in our top 10 list.
2. Circle of Life-Written by Tim Rice and composed by Elton John, this song was showcased in the opening scene of The Lion King in 1994. Everybody knows this song; and probably everyone has tried to sing it! All teasing aside, the Circle of Life is an incredibly powerful song; and probably no other Disney film has had such a dramatic opening since. Without question, the Circle of Life is the second best Disney song.
3. Under the Sea-This Calypso style song was one of the highlights in Disney’s The Little Mermaid in 1989. The Little Mermaid marked the beginning of the Disney Renaissance, the rebirth of blockbuster, classic Disney films. Written by Howard Ashman, and composed by Alan Menken, Under the Sea served a role similiar to that you would find in a Broadway play as it help to tell the story. It was also just a lot of fun and one of the most memorable scenes in the whole film!
4. You Got a Friend in Me-Written and performed by Randy Newman, this song served as the theme for 1995′s Toy Story. No one had ever seen anything like Toy Story when it was first released; and coupled with a terrific story and characters, it quicklybecame one of the most popular and successful Disney films ever! Randy Newman’s song effectively communicates the emotion and theme of Toy Story and has been present in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 as well. When you hear You Got a Friend in Me, the magic of Toy Story is instantly brought to mind. This is why it earns a spot in my list for top Disney songs!
5. Be Our Guest-This is another great song that everyone knows and associates with Disney’s 1992 Beauty and the Beast! Written by the Howard Ashman and Alan Menken team, this Broadway style song definitely put on a show! It was actually nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Without a doubt, Be Our Guest deserves a place in our list for best Disney songs.
6. Hakuna Matata-In 1994, this song was very popular, especially with kids! Another hit from The Lion King, this song is pure fun and definitely Disney. Hakuna Matata means “no worries” in Swahili; and it was written by Elton John and Tim Rice. The lyrics are catchy and hilarious; and this number definitely provided some comedic relief after the intense scene where Mufasa dies and Simba tries to escape the hyenas.
7. A Whole New World-This song was incredibly popular following the release of 1992′s Aladdin. Written by Tim Rice and composed by Alan Menken, this song won an Oscar for Best Song! This awesome ballad was both adventurous and romantic; and coupled with one of the coolest parts of the film, a magic carpet ride, it bcame a highlight of the film. Therefore, it definitely belongs in the Top 10 list of Best Disney songs.
8. Colors of the Wind-The song was the theme of 1995′s Pocahontas and it ruled the charts that year. It also raked in some awards, such as an Oscar for Best Original Song, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe! Colors of the Wind was written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz and this powerful song really communicated a major theme in the film.
9. Feed the Birds-This may sound like an odd choice, but this song has some serious Disney history behind it. Written by the legendary Sherman Brothers, this song appears in the 1964 classic Mary Poppins. The song appears in more serious moments of the film and it was supposedly one of Walt Disney’s favorites. When talking with the Sherman brothers, he would often say “play it” and they would know exactly what he meant. They would sit down at a piano and play Feed the Birds. This gentle but serious song carries weight and cuts to what is truly important and significant. Therefore, Feed the Birds belongs in our Top 10 list of Disney songs.
10. Heigh-Ho-Finally, our last Disney song is Heigh-Ho from the classic Disney film, Snow White. Written by Frank Churchill and Larry Morey, Heigh-Ho is the best known song from the first full-length, animated film which changed cinema history. Despite the fact that this film debuted in 1937, young and old still know and remember Heigh-Ho. It’s a song that is a part of American pop culture and is the part of the film that comes to mind when you think of Snow White. Heigh-Ho is definitely one of the best Disney songs.
So now it’s your turn to share your favorite Disney song? Did it make the list? Be sure to let us know!
If you are the Grand Prize winner of Radio Disney’s “Prom” Sweepstakes, you could win a trip to Los Angeles, CA to attend the red carpet premiere of Prom, plus get an opportunity to meet Allstar Weekend!
Click here or the picture above to enter.
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Enter Radio Disney’s American Music Awards Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to LA for the American Music Awards.
You can enter online, by SMS, or on the air. Entering on the air gives you 100 entries per day. You can only use one entry method per day.
To enter, you’ll need a code, which is announced throughout the day on Radio Disney. You can also listen for the code online.
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