Mama’s Gotta Have It – If You Like Il Divo, You’ll Love Yanni Voices Giveaway

Okay, raise your hand if your guilty pleasure is Il Divo.  Come on…you’re at home eating Krispy Kremes and drinking last night’s coffee…no one will see you.  Admit it.  You kinda dig those young opera dudes Simon Cowell turned into a global sensation.

Now Yanni and Disney have teamed up to do the same thing, but with a coed cast of equally hot young singers called Yanni Voices.  There’s Nathan, the “Sweet-Faced Opera Boy”; Ender (yup, Ender) the “Bad Boy”; Chloe, the “Naughty Girl”; and Leslie, “the Blonde Angel.” I got a sneak preview of Yanni Voices in the amazing room at the Time Warner Center where they shoot Ellen when she’s in town.  With an unbelievable backdrop of Columbus Circle, Central Park and the mid-town skyscrapers, Katja Presnal from Skimbaco Lifestyle, Nancy Martira PR Maven, Amy from LI Parentsource, Beth from AARP, the lovely ladies from One2One Network (thank you Barbara and Amber), my sweet husband, myself, and lots of folks from Disney and Yanni got a big taste of Yanni Voices.

So how was it?

Yanni’s undergone a Michael Bolton.  He’s shorn and older but clearly very passionate about his work and these kids.  He smiled a lot.

The music was classical/contemporary crossover meets Disney, and as Disney-spectacular as the NYC skyline. Simon might have said the performance values bordered on cruise ship.  But Randy would definitely have hooted, “those kids can blow,” and Paula would have dug the passion. These singers have big personalities and big voices. The duets in particular were kinda great.

Yanni Voices album releases on March 24th and the World Tour launches in North America, April 2009.  PBS is airing a special about the whole project in March.

I’m telling you, if  you like Il Divo (and I know you’re out there) you’re gonna like this music.  And thanks to everyone at Yanni Voices I’ve got a CD Preview (12  complete tracks) and PBS DVD preview for one reader.

To Enter The Yanni Voices Giveaway:

  • Just leave a comment on this post.  You don’t have to say who the CD is for…we all know it’s for your Mom in Des Moines.  Or your teenage daughter who’s got the hots for Ender. Just leave a comment.  Entering is that easy!

***Want an extra chance to win? Blog or twitter about this giveaway, leave me an additional comment letting me know you did (please include the url), and I’ll put your name in the hat twice! Not a blogger? Subscribe to my blog using the button to the right, leave me an additional comment, and you’re entered twice. Or, email a friend about the giveaway, cc me in the message at (I promise I will not spam you or your friends – cross my heart) and you’ll have two entries. Make sure you include your email address with your entry.***

Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Giveaway begins on Friday February 20th and ends on Sunday March 1st  at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. On Tuesday March 2nd, my baby girl will draw the winning name and I’ll email you and announce it immediately. It’s not a terribly scientific drawing, but I assure you it could not be more random. Thanks for entering!


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27 Responses so far

  1. 1

    ellen cunningham said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    I’d love to win this CD. Thanks for the chance.

  2. 2

    ellen cunningham said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    I am a subscriber.

  3. 3

    judy brittle said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

    This would be great! Thank you!

  4. 4

    judy brittle said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

  5. 5

    joell aaenson said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    this is a cool cd

  6. 6

    joell aaenson said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    i follow

  7. 7

    Joy2Yanni said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    I am a diehard Yanni fan (and proud of it-LOL). Have already seen this concert in Mexico and it’s SPECTACULAR. Would love to win the CD and DVD.

  8. 8

    Nancy M. said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    I don’t know how I came to be known around these parts as a “PR Maven,” but I like it. I gave my CD to a co-worker who is a closet Yanni fan. It was so cool to share this experience with you!

  9. 9

    yelowflower mo said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    I would love this cd – and yes it IS for my mother in Des Moines!!! how did you know?

    (not really, it’s for me – but I couldn’t stop myself lol)

    yelowflower at yahoo dot com

  10. 10

    Dina said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    I have listened to 5 of the songs, and they are truly wonderful! I’d love to own this.

  11. 11

    Liza767 said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    oh enter me please ty for chance to win

  12. 12

    Sarah said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  13. 13

    Shauni Roberts said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    I love Yanni!

  14. 14

    Shauni Roberts said,

    February 23, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    I blogged about your giveaway.

  15. 15

    Sarah said,

    February 24, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    I blogged about this on my special edition of Fantastic Friday blog giveaways at

  16. 16

    Mary L. said,

    February 24, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    This is my kind of music!!

  17. 17

    Angie E said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    I listen to Yanni Voices with the audio you provided. It is indeed beautiful music!
    Thanks for the chance to have a copy!

  18. 18

    Jan Young said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    I am such a big Yanni fan, I’m so glad I found this. I really hope to win the CD! AND PLUS, I can’t wait for Voices to come out on March 24. I have been waiting six years for a new album, and NOW it’s finally coming. I would do anything to see the tour……..

  19. 19

    Maria said,

    February 28, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

    I Love Yanni. Have a couple of his CDs. Definitely would want to win!

  20. 20

    Maria said,

    February 28, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

    twitted about the giveaway

  21. 21

    Maria said,

    February 28, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

    Your Subscriber via RSS

  22. 22

    ALLY in WA said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    This CD is for me (if I win) it is such beautiful stuff!

  23. 23

    ALLY in WA said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    I put fed you to my google reader–user Rubymoonstone(at)gmail

  24. 24

    John said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. 25

    Cindy B. in in Oklahoma said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    Based on this, I’m a new Yanni Voices fan! Awesome!

  26. 26

    Cindy B. in in Oklahoma said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    I tweeted this giveaway!

  27. 27

    Mrs. Tantrum said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 12:59 am

    WOO HOO!!!

    Something OTHER than Pink Floyd to try on the boy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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