Cody Simpson Announces Radio Disney's Next Big Thing! Its Time To Meet Shealeigh

Mon, December 12, 2011 2:40pm EST by 2 Comments

Pop sensation Cody Simpson helps Radio Disney and the Disney Channel to announce Season Four winner of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.” (Next Big Thing). Take note HollywoodLifers, there is a real great chance we will all be remembering and singing the songs of Shealeigh!

Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences have voted for their favorite. The votes for Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.” votes have screamed for one person and that is for none other then Shealeigh, a 13-year-old pop singer and songwriter from Chicago. The “N.B.T.” Finale Concert took over The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California on Dec. 7th.

So what is “N.B.T.” exactly? For those that are out of the loop, currently in its fourth season, the recurring multi-platform program puts the spotlight on young recording artists and provides them with national broadcast and online exposure. Over the last 10 weeks, kids, tweens and families were invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite artist including Ladina Spence, Tay Barton, Hollywood Ending, Zack Montana and Shealeigh who were all reunited for the “N.B.T.” winner announcement.

Cody Simpson even had some EXCLUSIVE words about Shealeigh and her life changing win saying, “I’m so excited for Shealeigh for winning Radio Disney’s ‘N.B.T.’…I thought she was so talented from the first time I met her and I wish her the best in her career. I think we’re going to be seeing a lot more of her.” By the way Cody, we couldn’t resist mentioning seeing you at the event with your girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.

As winner of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.,” Shealeigh will join Ernie D in-studio for a Take Over airing FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 (6:00 p.m., ET/3:00 p.m., PT) on Radio Disney. That evening, Shealeigh will also be spotlighted in a feature airing on Disney Channel during a new episode of “A.N.T. Farm” at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. On Saturday, December 10, Shealeigh will take the stage opening for “N.B.T.” Season Three Winner Kicking Daisies as well as “N.B.T.” alum and Disney Channel star Coco Jones (“Let It Shine”) at Radio Disney’s final “N.B.T. On Tour” concert in Celebration, Florida.

Shealeigh will have a new single released by Disney Music Group and “What Can I Say,” the song she performed throughout “N.B.T.,” will be featured in “Radio Rebel,” an upcoming movie starring Debby Ryan that will premiere early in 2012 on Disney Channel.

So HollywoodLifers, I think it would be time to get your eyes and ear in the direction of Shealeigh, she is going to be a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to see the ride!

Russ Weakland