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[07/22/08 - 12:23 PM]
The Six East Coast Audition Finalists Are Revealed on ABC's Reality Series, "High School Musical: Get in the Picture"
Finalists from the West Coast Auditions of the series will be revealed on Monday, July 28.

[via press release from ABC]

THE SIX EAST COAST AUDITION FINALISTS ARE REVEALED ON ABC'S REALITY SERIES, "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: GET IN THE PICTURE"

Six talented finalists from the "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" East Coast Auditions were told they will be advancing to the next round of the competition during the MONDAY, JULY 21 episode of ABC's new reality series. The six are:

Anthony Acito, 17
Hometown: Quincy, MA
School: Quincy Senior High School
Hobbies: Volleyball, singing, acting, coin collecting, basketball, football and hanging with friends

Bailey Purvis, 16
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
School: Attended Redemptorist High School this year, but is going to New Orleans Center for Creative Studies and doing independent study thru LSU in the fall
Hobbies: Shopping and theater

Isaiah Smith, 17
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
School: The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Hobbies: Soccer, football, performing, chilling

James Wolpert, 17
Hometown: Strasburg, PA
School: Lampeter-Strasburg High School
Hobbies: drawing/sketching, writing (music & poetry)

Tierney Chamberlain, 17
Hometown: Madison, WI
School: Madison West High School
Hobbies: Singing and dancing, eating, hanging out with friends and just chilling

Briana Vega, 16
Hometown: Winter Springs, FL
School: Home-schooled
Hobbies: Writing in her diary, drawing & painting, and playing her guitar. She enjoys being active, mostly swimming, jumping on her trampoline and surfing

Finalists from the West Coast Auditions of the series will be revealed MONDAY, JULY 28 when "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" airs from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.

At the end of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture," one talented newcomer will become a part of "HSM" history. The winner will literally "get in the picture" when he/she stars in a music video shown in the end credits of the feature film, Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," opening this fall. In addition, the winner will also receive an exclusive talent hold agreement with ABC and a recording contract for two digital singles with Walt Disney Records, one of which will be a version of the song from the music video.

Executive producers of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" are Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh (both of "Here Come the Newlyweds"). The production company is The Jay and Tony Show.

Kmart is the proud on-air and online retail partner of "High School Musical: Get in the Picture."

Disney's "High School Musical" has been seen by over 250 million viewers and the sequel, "High School Musical 2," has been seen by more than 195 million viewers in 24 languages globally. The movies spawned stage productions at schools and in professional theatres around the world, multi-platinum CDs, DVDs and books, a successful consumer products franchise at mass retailers, themed shows at Disney Parks in Anaheim, Orlando and Paris, a sold-out 42 date arena concert tour in North America and Latin America and a popular touring ice show around the world.

"High School Musical: Get in the Picture" airs with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.





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· HERE COME THE NEWLYWEDS (ABC)
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