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Wednesday May 22nd, 2013

Posted at 12:54pm

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“Write Your Name On The Sky” written by songwriter Pete Palazzolo, performed by his students from the Canadian Conservatory of Music was the crowd choice and judges winner and has won the 2013 Windsor-Essex International Children’s Games Theme Song Contest.

The 2013 Windsor-Essex International Children’s Games Committee opened up a Theme Song contest back in March open to all local residents requesting a 90 second submission of creative lyrics and music to be voted online. Phase one resulted in eight finalists who performed Monday to an enthusiastic crowd at the Riverfront Festival Plaza during the annual City Birthday Celebration.

Additional songwriters and performers included Julie Kryk, Philip Scott Poli & Glen MacNeil, Ted Lamont and Hugh Beaton Public School singers, Colin Tuer, Sydney Matlock, Anh Nguyen and Allesandro Rotondi.

After a tough deliberation, the panel of judges, that included: John Theaker Musician/Producer, Melissa Williams Director/Choreographer, GNYP AM 800 Radio Host/ DJ, announced the winner of the Theme Song Contest to be “Write Your Name On the Sky” – Songwriter Pete Palazollo.

“This song just has an epic ‘go for gold’ feel to it that is inspiring and captures the essence of what the ICG Games represent, bringing the world together through sport, personal excellence and embracing culture forming friendships” says Jason Moore, the City’s Communications department head.

The winning song will be recorded for radio play and performed at the ICG Games Opening Ceremony on Thursday, August 15th at the WFCU Centre. Tickets with reserved seating free to the public and available beginning June 21st.

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