They Sang the Jingle… Now, Who Will Be a Star? America’s Vote...

They Sang the Jingle… Now, Who Will Be a Star? America’s Vote Helps to Decide! Five Lucky Winners to Appear in Nationally Televised Oscar Mayer Commercial



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Madison, WI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 26, 2006–Thousands of Oscar Mayer fans sang their buns off in hopes of winning Oscar Mayer’s cross country talent search this year, and 20 finalists cut the mustard to make it to the next level. Now, Oscar Mayer is asking America to log on to http://www.singthejingle.com to cast their vote to help decide which of the finalists will star in a nationally televised Oscar Mayer commercial.

The world famous Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE vehicles spent the summer cruising coast-to-coast, giving Oscar Mayer fans a chance to enter the Oscar Mayer Sing the Jingle, Be a Star contest. Eager songsters were asked to sing their own rendition of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle(C), the Bologna Song(C) or the Oscar Mayer Spanish Jingle(C) to land a spot in the limelight. People also could enter by submitting a videotape of their rendition by mail.

Let the Voting Begin…

From October 26 – November 27, 2006, twenty finalists’ renditions, selected by a panel of judges, will be posted online at http://www.singthejingle.com (16 performed in English and four performed in Spanish). During this time, people can log on to vote for their favorite jingle contest entry or to find additional details on how to vote via cell phone, by ballot at the Wienermobile vehicles, which will visit the finalists’ hometowns throughout the voting phase, or by mail. All voters have a chance to instantly win one of sixty-six iPod Shuffles.

America’s votes, along with input from a panel of judges, will narrow the pool of 20 finalists to five grand prize winners, four who performed in English and one who performed in Spanish. Each winner will receive the chance to appear in a nationally televised Oscar Mayer commercial, $5,000 cash prize and a trip to the TV commercial taping location.

To vote or view the finalist renditions online, or for official Sing the Jingle, Be a Star contest rules, visit http://www.singthejingle.com.

Meet the 2006 Sing the Jingle, Be a Star Finalists:

— David Mir, Apple Valley, CA

— Alan Paul Hernandez Ruiz, Riverside, CA

— Vetzaira Meza, Tucson, AZ

— Valentina Rodriguez, Katy, TX

— Guyland Leday, Opelousas, LA

— Brooke Orrick-Arno, Happy Valley, OR

— Christine Coleman, Los Angeles, CA

— Austin Monk, Henderson, NV

— Baruch Wright, Rocky Mount, VA

— Michael Waggett, Wilmington, NC

— Peyton Booker, Pearland, TX

— Mya Constantino, Las Vegas, NV

— Taylor Breedlove, Missouri City, TX

— Lexi Price, Las Vegas, NV

— Jonathan Stickler, St. Joseph, MO

— Elania Hanson, Bellevue, WA

— Jeremiah Ourada, Spokane, WA

— Paige Boylen, Lewes, DE

— Madison Leapaldt, Bend, OR

— Doug Bowen, Shelby Twp, MI

Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) is the world’s second-largest food and beverage company. For more than 100 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping people around the world eat and live better. Hundreds of millions of times a day, in more than 150 countries, consumers reach for their favorite Kraft brands including Kraft cheeses and dinners, Jacobs, Gevalia and Maxwell House coffees, Oscar Mayer meats, DiGiorno pizzas, Oreo cookies, Ritz and Wheat Thins crackers and chips, Philadelphia cream cheese, Milka and Côte d’Or chocolates, Honey Bunches of Oats cereals, Good Seasons salad dressings and Tang and Capri Sun refreshment beverages. They’ve also started adding our Tassimo hot beverage system, South Beach Diet line and a growing range of better-for-you Sensible Solution products to their shopping baskets, continually expanding their list of Kraft favorites.

They Sang the Jingle… Now, Who Will Be a Star? America’s Vote Helps to Decide! Five Lucky Winners to Appear in Nationally Televised Oscar Mayer Commercial