Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Paige S. is in many ways a typical small-town teen, but last summer she had one very extraordinary adventure. Paige made a music video to Jonas Brothers' "Burnin' Up" and entered it in's U Rock the Summer sweepstakes. Her entry was selected out of thousands of hopefuls and before she knew it, she, her parents, and best buddy were whisked to Hollywood, California, for a private concert with Jonas Brothers and a chance to meet Nick, Joe and Kevin afterward.

Now is offering another chance to rock the summer with U Rock 2 – starting this week, rockers of all ages can download song clips from Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, Mitchel Musso, and Steve Rushton, make their own videos, and upload them for the chance to win the ultimate Disney Rock Star Experience -- including a trip to Los Angeles, going to the Radio Disney studio for an artist's Take Over, attending the taping of a Disney Channel show, and more! So, we know you're wondering -- do people really win those contests? Just ask Paige!

"You never think that people actually win, especially people who come from small towns like where I live," she tells us. "I got an e-mail telling me that I was the 'potential winner,' and the fact that it said 'potential' made my whole family skeptical about it. So we called, and they said that it was real and that I won! It was really exciting."

Winning was exciting, but claiming the prize itself was the real thrill. Paige got to meet the members of her favorite band – something she never dreamed would happen to her. After a quick flight to California – as Paige's first time in an airplane, that was exciting in and of itself – Paige and her party were introduced to Jonas Brothers. "I was really nervous the whole time! But they were really nice people, and that made it better, that they were so nice to me," she says. And the brothers had a special surprise for her. "I thought it was really cool that they sang 'Happy Birthday' to me! It was the day before my birthday." You can see a video of the brothers serenading Paige on the Video page.

Months later, Paige's life is back to normal, but she still has her memories and the admiration of her friends. And is she going to make another U Rock video and try her luck? It's a no-brainer! "I'm definitely going to enter again this year!" she laughs.

This year, one of the lucky winners could be you, or a special kid in your life. Would-be rockers simply need to go to, download a song clip and some cool graphics, create a video masterpiece and then upload it by July 12. Then keep your fingers crossed – because when U Rock, anything can happen! Contest finalists will be announced on July 17 and winners chosen by the community will be announced on August 7. Winners will be chosen in five special categories, from Mega Pipes to Aww-some, for the cutest contestants.


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