May 212011
Star Rock for Kids! and eOne Music Distribution announced recently the launch of their premiere CD featuring children and teens from ages 5-17 singing hits from past decades to today’s hottest songs. Curator of talent and Founder/CEO Lisa Damiani wanted to create a platform to give all children the equal opportunity to express their creativity regardless of economical or geographical challenges. As a top vocal coach in NYC and 1989 Star Search Winner for Best Teen Vocalist, Damiani hopes that Star Rock for Kids! will encourage both introverted and extroverted children to pursue their dreams. Star Rock for Kids! premiere CD is available immediately for purchase online at and will be sold nationwide at major retailers including Target and Walmart beginning June 16th!

Track List:

1 Beautiful Life
2 Glamorous
3 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
4 If I Can’t Have You
5 Holiday
6 You Make Me Feel So Young
7 S.O.S.
8 See You Later Alligator
9 Everytime We Touch
10 Boogie Oogie Oogie
11 W E Got the Beat
12 I Will Survive
13 Makes Me Wonder
14 Breathless
15 L-O-V-E
16 Love Will Keep Us Together
17 Girlfriend
18 Funkytown

“I wanted to create Star Rock for Kids! not as a talent competition, but as a way for children to gain confidence and express their creativity,” said Founder/CEO of Star Rock for Kids!, Lisa Damiani. “With decades of experience in the music industry, I’ve seen the way music can positively influence kids’ lives and help bring even the most introverted ones out of their shells. This is a life-changing, inspirational gift. Star Rock for Kids! provides a platform for children and teens to submit their vocal recordings in a private way so the fear of rejection is completely eliminated. We’re not necessarily only picking the “best” vocals to include on the CD’s, but take into consideration the persistence and perseverance of each individual in our selection process.”

Each CD contains an application to be filled out and submitted and invites kids to create a two-minute demo showcasing their vocal and performance abilities for the chance to become the next “Star Rock Kid” and visit the Star Rock Recording Studios in New York City to be part of the next CD. 

My Thoughts:

Let me start by saying that I loved to watch Star Search back in its heyday in the 80’s.  Although some of the songs on this CD were out before my time, I am familiar with them all and loved listening to this cd with my kids.  There is a great mix of songs on this cd from the 70’s/80’s and today.  My kids thought it was the coolest thing that the song “Funkytown” was on the cd because that song was in the first Alvin & the Chipmonks movie, which is one of their favorites, so we’ve had that song on repeat quite a bit.

I think it’s a pretty cool idea to use the Star Rock cd’s as an audition to find new talent.  There are more Star Rock cd’s in the works, so be on the lookout for those in the future!

Star Rock for Kids will be available nationwide starting June 16th!

**All opinions expressed are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.  A product was sent to me at no charge in order to provide a fair and honest review.  No form of monetary compensation was exchanged**