It has been quite a week for "You" already. First, "You" have been named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." That's a pretty cool honor, but it might not be enough to get you into Hyde or on Star Catcher, but this just might: You can duet with Justin Timberlake at the Grammys!
The interactive Web 2.0 era is filled with opportunities to shine on a big stage, but this is a huge deal. The Grammy Awards are the biggest night in music, and it is difficult (and considered an honor) for established acts to perform on the show. So, being completely unknown and getting to sing at the Grammys with one of the top pop stars of the day is nothing to sneeze at. If this opportunity isn't a career launcher, I don't know what is.
The Recording Academy's "My Grammy Moment" contest allows you to upload a video of your vocal stylings for the world to see and judge. This certainly has an "Idol" flavor, but there is no Simon Cowell to tell you to give it all up because you can't sing. Rather, a Grammy panel will select the finalists, and the public votes to pick the winner. If you don't want to be a singer, you can play critic. While voting won't start until after the finalists are selected, you can start shaping opinion by leaving your comments on the performances as they are uploaded.
"All of you contestants out there should look at this as more than just a chance to duet with me, because it's really an opportunity to begin your career as a superstar. And I'll be there to help coach you along."
Jimmy Fallon is right; JT is such a good egg. If you want to sing with Justin, get your tapes in quick, submissions close Janaury 3rd and you must sing a Grammy-winning song listed here. Good luck and hope to see you on stage! Oh, and if you do win and get to club at Hyde be nice to our boys Josh and G-Hollywood!