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iHeartRadio and Macy’s Launch 2014 Rising Star Contest!

iHeartRadio and Macy’s have partnered up for the 2014 Rising Star Competition! 25 new and emerging artists have been chosen and are competing for your votes to become the next rising star. The winner will perform at the 2014  iHeartRadio Music Festival with the biggest names in music!

Watch last year’s winners The Summer Set’s video for “Boomerang”

Check out this years list of nominees below, and make sure you vote here for your favorite rising star starting today!  You just  might discover your new favorite artist.

Olivia Somerlyn – “Better With You”

We Are The In Crowd
Temara Melek
A+ Dropouts
Cassio Monroe

Jackson Guthy – “Young & Single”

Jillette Johnson
Marie Miller
James Durbin
Max Schneider
Brandon Bassir

Hey Day – “Little Bandit”

Scarlett Rabe
Marissa Jerome
The Score

Chris Wallace – “Remember When”

Scavenger Hunt
Paradise Fears
Before You Exit
Catey Shaw

Wild Party – “Out Right”

Colby O’Donis
Dylan Reynolds
PAZ
Synderes

Be sure to follow iHeartRadio and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

5SOS & Jackson Guthy Bring The Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour to NYC!

We caught Aussie band (NOT boy band) 5SOS’ first North American headlining tour when they stopped in NYC this week!  We were just as excited to see opener Jackson Guthy, whom we loved on the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush last year.  He played several new songs including his new single, “Young and Single.”  Jackson does a great job of getting the crowd pumped up with his catchy songs and energetic performance.

It’s clear that 5S0S draw a lot of their inspiration from early 2000s pop-punk and add their own twist on it.  The Australian band powered through their set like old pros playing old favorites like “Don’t Stop” and new releases from their EP like “Heartache On The Big Screen”.  It was almost like watching All Time Low and Blink-182’s love child on stage!  Everything from the onstage banter, to the antics to move from stage right to stage left, and even the dueling guitars between Luke and Michael had us wishing we could turn back time to Warped Tour 2007-2008.

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As the band slowed things down (not by much) with their song “Beside You”, the crowd responded with raising paper hearts in the air and signs reading “the city that never sleeps” with the NYC skyline on them.  Lead singer, Luke Hemmings commented mid song how cool the crowd looked from stage and we totally agree.  It’s amazing to see just how much social media has impacted music and concerts today, as hundreds of fans in the audience held up their hearts.

The sold out crowd was extremely enthusiastic, and we noticed a LOT of items being thrown on stage at the band.  Clearly some people haven’t read our Fangirl Handbook for the proper concert etiquette!  (Rule #1:  Don’t throw things at the band.)

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5 Seconds Of Summer are sure to get the respect they deserve with the support and friendship of fellow pop-punk artists, All Time Low.  Alex Gaskarth co-wrote a song called “Disconnected” with 5SOS for the US Tour Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP”.  The song definitely sounds like an outtake from an earlier ATL album (hey, we’re not complaining!) and we can hear the ATL influences in their track “Lost Boy.”

If you get the chance to see 5SOS on tour, and you love to feel nostalgic for early-mid 2000’s pop-punk – hop on that bandwagon before it gets too full!

Watch 5 Seconds Of Summer perform “She Looks So Perfect” live at the Best Buy Theater in New York City from last night!

Check out the set list below from PupFresh!

“18”
“Out of My Limit”
“Voo Doo Doll”
“Don’t Stop”
“Heartache on the Big Screen”
“Lost Boy”
“Amnesia”
“Beside You”
“Disconnected”
“Heartbreak Girl”
“Teenage Dream”
“What I Like About You”
“Good Girls Are Bad Girls”
“She Looks So Perfect”
“Try Hard”

Follow 5SOS, Jackson Guthy and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

The Friday Five: Songs On Repeat This Week

1. Jackson Guthy – Pretty Lady
We were introduced to Jackson Guthy on the BTR Summer Break Tour last summer and after sitting through his set two times, we were totally into every single song by the third go around! His songs are infectious and catchy. Get to the 5SOS tour early because Jackson is definitely an opening act you’ll want to know. Grab a copy of Jackson’s new song “Young & Single” on iTunes now!

2. The Vamps – Girls On TV
At their first headlining show here in NYC, The Vamps played a few new songs from their debut album “Meet The Vamps” (out now in Ireland, the UK and most of Europe on Monday!). One of those was Girls On TV. It’s got a reggae feel, but still displays The Vamps acoustic driven sound. Pick up a copy of “Meet The Vamps” on iTunes UK now! Check out all of their signings around the UK this week HERE!

3. Cody Simpson – Surfboard
One of our favorite stars on this seasons Dancing With The Stars, Cody Simpson, released his new single “SURFBOARD” to great reviews. It’s been on constant repeat in the fangirl office since it dropped. Pick up a copy of “SURFBOARD” on iTunes and don’t forget to watch and vote for Cody on DWTS every Monday.

4. Austin Mahone – MMMYeah
We can’t say enough awesome things about Austin Mahone but we’ll keep trying. The one man boyband recently celebrated his 18th birthday by announcing his debut album “The Secret” as well as announcing a headlining tour featuring The Vamps and Fifth Harmony. Tickets are on sale now and with every ticket order, you receive a digital copy of Austin’s album!

5. 5SOS – She Looks So Perfect
5 Seconds Of Summer kick off their North American headlining tour today and what better way to celebrate their EP debuting in the top spot on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart! Like Billboard, we totally dig their power pop punk sound and we can’t wait to see them in NYC. Pick up a copy of the US Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP” on iTunes and sing along all summer long!

The Friday Five: Summer Tours That We Are Super Excited For

1. Hunter Hayes – “We Are Not Invisible Tour” feat. Dan+Shay, and Danielle Bradbery
It’s no secret that we are completely obsessed with Hunter Hayes (and Dan+Shay for that matter) but this tour tops this week’s Friday Five. Even better, Hunter is trying to set a world record for most concerts played in 24 hours AND it’s all in the country music deprived Northeast!! Click HERE for dates and ticket info.

2. Backstreet Boys – “In A World Like This Tour”
This morning, BSB announced they will be touring North America with Avril Lavigne. We are totally hyped on that lineup because who didn’t love “Sk8r Boi” the first time around?!  Click HERE for dates and ticket info and visit BackstreetBoys.com for VIP packages, upgrades, and fan club pre-sales.

3. 5SOS – “Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour” feat. Jackson Guthy
Aussie band 5 Seconds Of Summer announced their highly anticipated North American tour and it sold out in minutes and tickets keep popping up for $300 on StubHub for the shows! They don’t even have an album out yet and already selling out concerts? That’s crazy. For ticket info and all of the dates, click HERE!

4. Bruno Mars – “Moonshine Jungle Tour 2014”
We all love “The Lazy Song” and “When I Was Your Man”, and who DIDN’T love his halftime performance!?? Don’t miss your chance to have Bruno croon his way into your heart forever on his upcoming summer tour! Get all of the dates and ticket info HERE.

5. Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour feat. Daughtry and The Plain White T’s
In keeping with the 90s-00s nostalgia, the Goo Goo Dolls decided to go on another summer tour! This time they’re bringing Daughtry out with them. (we tried to sing one of their songs but it turns out we kept singing Nickleback….hey! kinda the same thing, right?) Click HERE for all of the dates and for ticket information.

Jackson Guthy Releases Lyric Video for “Young and Single”

We first caught Jackson Guthy on the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice, where he won us over with his original songs “Pretty Lady,” “Brothers and Sisters,” and his mash-up cover, “Feel So Lucky.”   He’s a talented performer and piano player, who started playing at the age of 5.

He just released a lyric video for his new single, “Young and Single,” which will be available on iTunes March 31st, 2014.  Check it out below!

Jackson is currently on tour with Emblem 3 and will join 5SOS on their first North American headlining tour in April.  Check out the dates here!

And relive the Summer Break Tour with his cover mash-up of “Feel So Close” and “Get Lucky!”

Make sure you follow Jackson Guthy on Twitter for more updates!

5SOS Premiere Music Video for “She Looks So Perfect”

It’s finally here!  After days of teasing, 5SOS debuted their music video for their single “She Looks So Perfect.”  The video comes just days after the band announced their first North American headlining tour, with opener Jackson Guthy, which quickly sold out in venues across the country.  Were you lucky enough to get tickets?

Check out the video below!

Pre-orders for the 5SOS “She Looks So Perfect” EP start TOMORROW, February 25th, for the USA on iTunes!

Can’t get enough 5SOS?   Be sure to follow the band on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram and check back here for updates!

5SOS Are Heading Out on Their First North American Tour!

5 Seconds Of Summer announced they are going on a short North American tour in April!  The tour is called “Stars Stripes And Maple Syrup”!  The Australian group shared the news via their Twitter.  Don’t miss your chance to check out their first headlining tour in the US!

As excited as we are about seeing 5SOS in concert, Jackson Guthy is touring with them!!! We haven’t seen him since The Summer Break Tour with BTR and we are so stoked he’s going on tour with 5SOS.

5SOS “Stars, Stripes and Maple Syrup” Tour Dates
April 11th – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
April 12th – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 15th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 17th – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
April 18th – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
April 19th – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
April 21st – Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore
April 22nd – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
April 24th – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
April 25th – Oakdale, CT – The Dome at Oakdale

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21st, at 5pm local time of the show venue.

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