Music Fans Unite! Coca-Cola Invites People across the Country to Help Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Nominated Pop Sensation Carly Rae

  Music Fans Unite! Coca-Cola Invites People across the Country to Help
  Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Nominated Pop Sensation Carly Rae Jepsen Achieve
  “Perfect Harmony” in a New Song

  AMERICAN IDOL[® ]Fans Help Create a Song to Be Performed on First Night of
 Show's Season Finale, airing Wednesday, May 15 on FOX, through Third Annual
                          "Perfect Harmony" Program

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ATLANTA -- March 20, 2013

Each year talented aspiring artists from across the country come together on
AMERICAN IDOL[®] reaching for one dream. Starting today, Coca-Cola wants to
give everyone the opportunity to join in on the excitement through the Perfect
Harmony program.

Carly Rae Jepsen films videos for Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony, where fans can
help create a new song t ...

Carly Rae Jepsen films videos for Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony, where fans can
help create a new song that she will perform on AMERICAN IDOL(R). (Photo:
Business Wire)

The Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony program invites AMERICAN IDOL[®] fans and music
lovers to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help
chart-topping singer/songwriter and recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen select
the best lyrics for a new song. Fans can watch live as she performs the song
during the first episode of the two-nightAMERICAN IDOL[®] Season Finale on
Wednesday, May 15 (8-9 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Through Coca-Cola
Perfect Harmony fans can take part in the songwriting process and influence
the show they love. In addition to assisting with the creation of the song,
people will have the opportunity to impact various aspects of Jepsen’s Perfect
Harmony AMERICAN IDOL[®] Finale performance as well.

“I wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on my album and the songwriting process
is very important to me,” said Jepsen. “I’ve collaborated on songs with people
via e-mails, telephone calls and text messages, but the Coca-Cola Perfect
Harmony program takes it to another level because people across the country
can join in on the fun. I can’t wait to create a new song with my fans.”

Music has the power to bring people together and fans can now go to
www.AmericanIdol.com/PerfectHarmony and play a role in this collective effort
to create the next hit song. The 2013 edition of Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony
features several new elements. People not only will be able to collaborate on
the lyrics by letting Jepsen know which option they think best fits the song,
but they also can weigh in on aspects like set design, backup dancers’
wardrobe and stage effects, creating a truly collaborative final performance.
Starting now through May 14, people around the country, ages 13 and up, can
log on and provide input each week for Jepsen’s new song and her performance
on the AMERICAN IDOL[®] Season Finale.

During weeks one, three, five and seven of the program, music lovers can
listen to three different lyrics for a particular verse and choose the one
they like best. Each week the lyric selected by the fans will be incorporated
into the song.

In a new element of the program, every other week (weeks two, four, six and
eight) fans can offer input into shaping the production details of Jepsen’s
AMERICAN IDOL[®] Perfect Harmony performance.

The eight week program is as follows:

  *Week 1: March 20 – Lyric Selection
  *Week 2: March 27 – Performance Theme
  *Week 3: April 3 – Lyric Selection
  *Week 4: April 10 – Performance Stage Effects
  *Week 5: April 17 – Lyric Selection
  *Week 6: April 24 – Backup Dancers’ Wardrobe
  *Week 7: May 1 – Final Lyric Selection
  *Week 8: May 8 – Instruments to Spotlight

After eight phases – four focused on lyrics and four focused on performance
elements – the final track will be complete and Jepsen will perform it live
during the first night of the AMERICAN IDOL[®] Season 12 Finale, airing
Wednesday, May 15 on FOX (8-9 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed).

“Coca-Cola has always supported music projects because by sharing happy
energy, both Coke and music bring teens together,” said Andy McMillin, VP,
Coca-Cola Trademark. “We introduced Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony with Taio Cruz
in 2011 and built on its success with Jason Derulo in 2012. We’re moving the
2013 program to the next level with Carly Rae Jepsen, a fresh, new artist who
truly understands what it takes to create hit songs. Her fun, creative nature
will help drive fan participation and deliver an end result that we expect
music fans to love.”

Fans participating in the program also will be entered into a sweepstakes to
win Coca-Cola and AMERICAN IDOL[®] goodies. A select number of lucky winners
will receive gift bags packed with gear such as the Coca-Cola AMERICAN IDOL[®]
signature cup and speakers. One grand prize winner, who enters the sweepstakes
before April 30, will even receive a trip for two to the show’s Finale to see
Jepsen perform the song live!

Further details about Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony and full program rules can be
found at www.AmericanIdol.com/PerfectHarmony.

About The Coca-Cola Company

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refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by
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About Carly Rae Jepsen

Canadian singer/songwriter and breakout pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen has
taken America by storm after bursting onto the scene in the US with her hit
single “Call Me Maybe.” Unforgettably catchy, the hit song which she co-wrote
quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it
remained for nine consecutive weeks. Certified quintuple-platinum in Jepsen’s
native Canada the track is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1
on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries while the official video has
over 400 million YouTube views and the song has sold more than 10 million
singles worldwide to date. Follow up platinum single “Good Time,” a duet with
Owl City, climbed to No. 3 on the Pop Chart, while the video has racked up
over 84 million YouTube views. Jepsen released her debut album Kiss on
September 18 via 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope Records along with
her latest single "This Kiss.” Billboard recently named Jepsen its “Rising
Star” at the 2012 Billboard Women In Music Awards, and she won the 2012
American Music Award for Best New Artist. Jepsen received two 2012 GRAMMY
nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Jepsen’s new
single, “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” is out now and she is currently touring
as a special guest on Justin Bieber’s headlining ‘Believe’ tour of North
America and Europe.

About AMERICAN IDOL[®]

AMERICAN IDOL[®] is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media
Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and
executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile
Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken
Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe
Productions also serve as executive producers.

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