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PHOTO: ‘Days of our Lives’ Stars Kate Mansi, Ari Zucker Attend AT&T’s ‘Elevate Young Black Voices’ Event

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Days of our Lives stars Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Ari Zucker (Nicole) attended AT&T’s “Elevate Young Black Voices” event at Hollywood nightclub, Playhouse, on Tuesday, June 18.

The actresses witnessed the reunion of CeeLo Green and legendary Southern rap group Goodie Mob, as they announced the winners of AT&T and Blackberry’s “Elevate Young Black Voices,” online talent contest. The contest gave four talented singers the opportunity to win a two-hour private mentoring session, and perform live with the group during the finale concert at Hollywood nightclub, Playhouse, in front of friends, celebrities, and VIP guests. In honor of June’s Black Music Month, AT&T and BlackBerry collaborated to develop the contest that encouraged aspiring solo artists to upload a video of an original song that is inspiring and motivational to the African-American community to www.att.com/voices.

The four rising stars received an exclusive VIP experience from their mentoring session to the performance venue. CeeLo Green and Goodie Mob mentored the winners at a popular Los Angeles studio, The Boom Boom Room, to prepare them for their debut performance as “Elevate Young Black Voices” winners.  The four aspiring solo artists, Justice Ami from Palmdale, Calif.; Kno’Bodie, from Inglewood, Calif.; Rahkua, from Jackson, Miss.; and Eveready, from Kansas City, Mo.; showcased their talent individually, and then joined the stage with Goodie Mob to perform CeeLo’s hit song, “Forget You.”

“Goodie Mob is one of the most eclectic groups in Hip Hop,” says Matt Teshera, Sr. Diversity Marketing Manager – West Region, AT&T. “With their recent reunion, CeeLo Green’s nationally recognized experience as a mentor and the innovative personalities of both brands, a collaboration fit perfectly for Black Music Month.”

“We’re passionate about inspiring and encouraging people to pursue their ambitions, and we’re thrilled to see this program come into fruition,” says Adrian Faull, Vice-President, Channel Marketing, BlackBerry.

“It’s an amazing feeling to help develop an artist, and we had a chance to work with four extremely talented people. I have had the unique opportunity to find and cultivate talent throughout my career, and I am proud that with my Goodie Mob brothers by my side, we are in a position to work with AT&T and BlackBerry to help ‘Elevate Young Black Voices’ through this contest,” said CeeLo Green.

You can view the star four’s winning videos at www.att.com/voices.

Goodie Mob’s new album “Age Against the Machine” is scheduled for release on August 27th and will be the group’s first album together in 14 years.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

Ryan White-Nobles
Ryan White-Nobles is Editor-in-Chief of TV Source Magazine. He's began covering entertainment and soap operas in 2005. In 2009 he co-launched Soap Opera Source, and led the TV Source rebrand in 2012. He's a natural #Heel who loves a spirited debate and probably watches too much TV. Follow him on Twitter at @SourceRyan to discuss all things TV, soaps, sports, wrestling and pop culture.

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