DFW Icon Winner- Harper Grace on Hollywood Week

Oh Wow!! Just in case you missed Harper Grace Gruzin's last performance on American Idol Hollywood Week...here you go. And you are welcome. 

We could not be prouder!!

Harper has been working with our producer, Jonathan George since she was 11 years old. In case you missed the previous story of her devistating National Anthem that deemed her Worst National Anthem Ever....read it here. It is truly a story of tragedy to triumph! 

DFW Icon Winner- Harper Gruzins on American Idol

In case you missed it, Harper Grace Gruzins makes a huge come back on American Idol.

The 16-year-old made headlines when she was just 11, long before her American Idol audition, for a highly ridiculed performance of the National Anthem at a nationally televised soccer game.

But Sunday night (March 11), during the season premiere of Idol on ABCthe Texas teenager was showered with praise after performing an original country song on guitar about having a yard sale following a heartbreak. She also gave her take on Khalid's "Young, Dumb and Broke," and she got a ticket to Hollywood from all three Idol judges.

Jonathan George recaps what happened after the National Anthem. "I began working with Harper when she was 11 years old, shortly after being named the Worst National Anthem Ever. If you look up the worst national anthem, you will find Harper right at the top. She had just destroyed the National Anthem in front of 80,000 screaming fans. The accumulation of 80K blowing kazoos throwing her off pitch as well as the delay in the stadium created a recipe for disaster. No one had prepared her for the delay or the loud instruments. It took her 3 minutes to sing a 90 second song all while singing it in the wrong key. This would destroy most anyone. She was broken, bullied and scared. But she showed up and we began to work. One of the biggest things is that we worked on her story. We worked on how to take such a negative experience, own it and then use it to benefit her. It was difficult for her at first but once she owned it and gained confidence in how she presented it, she grew confident in her story. It became a sense of pride that she overcame this situation and is pressing on." 

As she appeared so beautifully on American Idol 2018 and in front of millions of viewers, they told her story of tragedy to triumph. 

Watch this amazing performance. 

2018 DFW ICON - EARLY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

5th Annual DFW ICON Singing Contest is Set to Take Over Grapevine’s 34th Annual Main Street Fest May 18, 19 & 20

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (March 5, 2018) – The 5th annual DFW ICON has opened up registration for it’s 5th annual singing contest to be held during Grapevine’s 34th Annual Main Street Fest May 18, 19 & 20th. Producer, Jonathan George of JG Entertainment, expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star. DFW ICON will also benefit Kidd’s Kids, the organization founded by the late Kidd Kraddick.  

DFW ICON was created by Dallas native Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George currently lives in LA and is responsible for producing some of the biggest young names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. He has developed this year’s American Idol’s Caroline Kraddick and Harper Gruzins (DFW Icon Winner 2015) as well as  Dalton Rapattoni (American Idol 3rd Place) and Trevor Douglas (Top 12), all from Dallas. George states, “It is exciting to come home to Dallas to find talent who needs to be seen and known. We are always looking for new and upcoming stars. Stars are not born, they are created.” 

Preliminary rounds will be held at the Palace Theatre May 18 and 19. Finals will be held on the Main Stage on May 20. Talent will be placed into four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-14, 15-18 and 19-30. There are cash prizes in each category as well as a Grand Prize Winner. 

Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com. There is a discount for early registration.

For more information, please visit www.DFWICON.com or www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/MainStreetFest.

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2017 GRAND CHAMPION WINNER KACI WHITBY RELEASES SINGLE

Kaci Whitby, our 2017 DFW Icon Grand Champion Winner, releases her single "Fighter In Me" with producer Jonathan George of JG Entertainment

During Kaci's stellar winning performance, she sang Broken Wing by her idol Martina McBride. She is an inspiring country artist with deep soulful vocals. While in the studio, Jonathan knew exactly what do with Kaci. He is a multi-award-winning country songwriter and producer and helped her write a smashing hit song. 

The song is an inspirational song that talks about Kaci's struggles and determination to make it as a country singer. She knocked it out of the ballpark. Her vocals are packed with soul and power. 

 

 

4th Annual DFW ICON Singing Contest Registration is Now Open

4th Annual DFW ICON Singing Contest is Set to Take Over Grapevine’s 33rd Annual Main Street Fest May 19, 20 & 21

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (Feb 23, 2017) – The 4th annual DFW ICON has opened up registration for it’s 4th annual singing contest to be held during Grapevine’s 33rd Annual Main Street Fest May 19, 20 and 21. Producer, Jonathan George of JG Entertainment, expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star. DFW ICON will also benefit Kidd’s Kids, the organization founded by the late Kidd Kraddick.  

DFW ICON will open the microphone to talented singers between the ages 7 to 30 years old. Winner packages exceed $20,000 in prizes including recording with award winning producers, artist branding, social media branding, photo shoots, image consulting, scholarships and more.

DFW ICON was created by Dallas native Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George currently lives in LA and is responsible for producing some of the biggest young names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. He is responsible for developing American Idol’s Dalton Rapattoni as well as Top 12 Guys Trevor Douglas. George states, “It is exciting to come home to Dallas to find the most promising talent. We are always looking for new and up coming stars. Stars are not born, they are created.”

2016 Grand Champion Winner, Kelsey Lewis, recently finished her Belk tour and released her single “So In Love With You”, which she received as part of her winner’s package. The hit song is available on iTunes. Her website is www.KelseyLewisMusic.com. Lewis is avail for interviews and performances. 

Preliminary rounds will be held at the Palace Theatre May 19 and 20. Finals will be held on the Main Stage on May 21. Talent will be placed in four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-30. Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com. There is a discount for early registration.

For more information, please visit www.DFWICON.com orwww.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/MainStreetFest.

2015 DFW Icon Winner, Harper Grace, Set to Perform at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville

Great show coming your way if you happen to live near 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. 2015 DFW Icon winner Harper Grace will be taking the stage along side greats Alex Hall, The Swon Brothers and Troy Cartwright Tuesday, February 28th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Show starts at 6:00pm. Free Show! 

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Kelsey Lewis takes over Live At Love with artists Britt Flatmo & Ciella

Kelsey Lewis along with Jonathan George at Love Field releasing her new single 'So In Love With You' performing along side artists Britt Flatmo and Ciella.
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Harper Grace signed to Selena Gomez's Stepdad, Brian Teefey

Congrats to DFW Icon Grand Champion Winner 2015 Harper Grace for signing a management contract with Selena Gomez's stepdad,  Brian Teffey. Harper is currently spending her time between Nashville, LA and Dallas working on her album and many other amazing things! Way to go! #HarperGrace #DFWICON#GrapevineMainStreetFest

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