A third season of Radio
Disney’s Next Big Thing (N.B.T.) is in full force. Are
you following along? The multi-platform feature, which launched the career of
Allstar Weekend, is putting the spotlight on five fresh acts this fall, giving
them national broadcast and online exposure separately for two weeks at a
Over the next 10 weeks, Radio
Disney and Disney Channel
audiences can snag a look and listen at the
talented artists, voting for their faves at RadioDisney.com
or by texting “NBT" to DISNEY (347639) (message and data rates may apply
so ask for the ’rents permission first).
The highest ranked
N.B.T. artist at the end of it all will have the opportunity to have their
single released by Disney Music Group and open for Allstar Weekend at a special
holiday performance. Amazing!
artist is up next? Matthew Johnson—a 13-year-old pop singer
and songwriter—on-air from Oct. 27-Nov. 9.
Who exactly is Matthew and
why does he rock? We caught up with the teen to find out…
GL: What was your first
reaction when you found out you were going to be featured on N.B.T.?
Matthew: I was super excited. It’s
Radio Disney and since N.B.T. is
on Disney Channel, too, it’s just a great opportunity.
Besides music and acting, you train as a circus performer! What
encouraged you to start doing something so unique?
I love trying new things. They have
cool equipment to work with.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to other teens looking to break into the
Love it and practice! Those two
things have helped me along the way, and it’s the best advice I can pass along.
What is the song featured
on N.B.T., “Light It Up,”
To me, it’s about sharing your inner
light with people and also about just having a good time.
If you win N.B.T., what’s
the first thing you’ll do?
I’ll send a huge thanks to everyone
who has supported me. I’ll be so excited if I win, and I’ll definitely thank
Radio Disney and my parents, of course.
Listen to a clip of
Matthew’s single “Light It Up” below…
And to hear more from Matthew Johnson, check out
the Radio Disney Website
BY PATRICIA MCNAMARA ON 10/27/2010 10:15:00 AM