Six Flags Entertainment and KIDZ BOP Announce Partnership and Live Audition Tour for National Talent Search, KIDZ Star USA 2013

Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas,  Feb. 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Entertainment
Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, and
KIDZ BOP, the #1 kids' music brand in the U.S., today announced a new
partnership and the Official Live Audition Tour at Six Flags Theme Parks for
KIDZ Star  USA  2013 Talent Search. The premier national talent competition for
kids and teens ages 15 and under is hosted on KIDZ BOP's leading safe social
networking and video sharing website, The Live Audition Tour will
extend reach to the live arena for the first time since the competition's launch
in 2010.

Beginning this June, aspiring young singers from across the country may submit a
90-second performance video to  to compete for a chance to win a
recording contract from RCA Records. The Live Audition Tour will make stops at
10 domestic Six Flags theme parks over the course of the summer, giving guests
the opportunity to record and submit audition videos on site. KIDZ BOP brand
ambassadors will be present to record auditions and assist guests with
submissions. Each tour stop will also feature interactive activities, including
live deejays, in-park contests and giveaways.

KIDZ Star fans will be able to follow the tour on, and view
contestants' audition videos and progress on, where they will be
able to interact with their favorites and rally support to help determine the
semi-finalists and grand prize winner. The tour will be followed by a Special
Finale Event at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Los Angeles, CA), with the contest
semi-finalists, before they compete in a series of musical challenges for the
Grand Prize.   

"Six Flags is dedicated to showcasing best-in-class music events and supporting
artistic partnerships and emerging talent," said  David McKillips, Senior Vice
President of Corporate Alliances, Six Flags Entertainment. "As the competition
continues to grow, our family-friendly theme parks provide the ideal venue for
the KIDZ BOP brand and live component."

Last year, nearly 50,000 kids entered the competition and 15-year-old  Dallas
Wayde  was crowned the 2012 KIDZ Star winner and was signed to RCA Records. The
2011 winner,  Kiana Brown, released her debut single and music video  "HEY
CHICA"on VEVO and has generated over 600,000 views to date. Kiana recently
appeared in the 86th  Annual Macy's  Thanksgiving Day  Parade, performed at
several festivals with the KIDZ BOP kids and is currently in the studio
recording new music.  

Sasha Junk, Senior Vice President of Marketing,  KIDZ BOP, added, "Millions of
kids and families visit Six Flags theme parks each summer, making them the
perfect destination for the 2013 live KIDZ Star  USA  auditions. KIDZ BOP has a
reputation for helping discover young talent and we are excited to be giving
even more aspiring hopefuls the opportunity to audition for their chance to
become the next KIDZ Star."   

The tour and competition will be promoted heavily in participating parks via Six
Flags Out of Home and Digital Networks, and KIDZBOP.COM, and
multiple in-market touch points including social media, press and retail. Six
Flags will also feature music videos from KIDZ BOP's current talent throughout
in-park TV networks to complement the tour, and provide family entertainment to
guests of the park.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation:  
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park
company with  $1 billion  in revenue and 18 parks across  the United States, 
Mexico  and  Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions
of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and
unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday
in the Park. For more information, visit

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today's
most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic
voice of kids across the entire brand-through music, videos, live appearances,
licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing
website, KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum and nine Gold
certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP's latest release,  KIDZ BOP
23, recently debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Check out KIDZ BOP's
new weekly radio show, KIDZ BOP Block Party!, a two-hour weekly radio show on
Kids Place Live, every Friday at  6PM EST.

SOURCE  Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Sandra Daniels, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, +1-972-595-5178,, or Amanda Andrews, KIDZ BOP, +1-212-598-2271,

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