Fox and MySpace Launch the GLEE MySpace Karaoke Contest

Glee Cast

[Press Release – Released by Fox]

FOX AND MYSPACE LAUNCH THE “GLEE MYSPACE KARAOKE CONTEST” ONLINE AT KARAOKE.MYSPACE.COM

Fans Can Record Videos and Post Their Versions of Songs Featured in GLEE for the Opportunity to a Win a Visit to the Set

Contest Benefits the GRAMMY Foundation’s® “GRAMMY in the Schools®” Programs Offering Music Education to High School Students

FOX and MySpace are inviting aspiring singers, performers and GLEEks nationwide to enter the “GLEE MySpace Karaoke Contest.” Starting today at 3:00 PM PT, fans 14 years of age and older are encouraged to follow in RACHEL BERRY’s footsteps by recording their own interpretations of featured songs from GLEE, including Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” and Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” and posting their videos online at karaoke.myspace.com. The competition ends Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and a grand prize winner will be announced on or about Wednesday, Oct. 21. Winners will be selected on the basis of singing ability, entertainment value and appeal. In addition to the grand prize of a trip to Hollywood to visit the set of GLEE, exclusive GLEE merchandise and iTunes Gift Cards will be awarded to runners-up. For complete contest rules, visit karaoke.myspace.com.

Additionally, for every person who submits an entry, FOX will donate $1 (with a maximum contribution of $10,000) to the GRAMMY Foundation®, a nonprofit organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that offers music education to high school students nationwide through its GRAMMY in the Schools® Programs.

GLEE premieres tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. A special encore episode will air Friday, Sept. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

For the first week of the contest, entrants will be able to select from any of the following songs featured in the preview episode or tonight’s season premiere:

– Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”
– REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
– Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”
– Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It”

Contest entrants can check karaoke.myspace.com each week to find out what new songs will be added to the roster.

GLEE, the genre-defying new musical comedy series, follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach – attempts to save McKinley High’s Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential. Starring Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley and Mark Salling, GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer. Murphy also served as director of the pilot.

Established by The Recording Academy® in 1989, the GRAMMY Foundation® influences the lives of young people by opening windows of opportunity that music can provide for their futures. We offer high school students access to music education through our nationwide GRAMMY in the Schools® programs: GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Career Day, GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles, GRAMMY Signature Schools and GRAMMY SoundChecks. For more information, please visit grammyintheschools.com.