Kool 98.3 & Foreigner Launch High School Choir Search
Winning choir will perform live on stage with Foreigner at their sold-out show at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, June 15, re-creating their iconic 1985 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Linwood, NJ (May 21, 2013) – South Jersey’s greatest hits station, Kool 98.3, is launching a search for a local high school choir to perform live on stage with the legendary band Foreigner, when they perform to a sold-out crowd in Atlantic City at the Golden Nugget’s The Grand theater on Saturday, June 15 (9pm).
Foreigner’s 1985 #1 smash hit "I Want To Know What Love Is" was originally recorded with the New Jersey Mass Choir singing background vocals, which inspired the band to re-create this unforgettable sound - live -- using a local choir to perform alongside them. Foreigner’s brand of an electrifying mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans. Founded in 1976, Foreigner has sold more than 70 million albums and has experienced multi-platinum success around the world.
High school choirs throughout South Jersey can submit a video of a performance (5 minutes or less in duration) via Kool 98.3’s website, kool983.com. Music selection is up to the participating choir. The public can view the videos and then vote for their favorite performance via kool983.com.
The choir with the most votes will be announced live, on-air on Friday, June 7th, on Kool 98.3’s Morning Wake-Up with Dave & Tina and will have the exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform Foreigner’s hit “I Want to Know What Love Is” with the band live on-stage at The Grand.
“We were very excited when Foreigner reached out to us to see if we could partner with them on this talent search,” explains Paul Kelly, VP of Broadcast Operations for Longport Media & Kool 98.3. “It’s great to have a group of music legends who are genuinely nice guys, willing to go the extra mile to offer local students the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on stage with them.”
Kool 98.3 will also be hosting an exclusive giveaway for one lucky listener to receive a special pair of VIP tickets, including backstage passes & a meet and greet with the band. For more details, visit kool983.com, listen on your radio at 98.3FM or via the free, Tune-In app on your smartphone.