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Lee DeWyze Double CD Giveaway Day #2

Today’s Day 2 of the Lee DeWyze Giveaway, here we go!

How to win: Each day, for one week, I will be posting a new way for you to earn entry points each day. The more entry points you have, the better your chance to win both of the cds listed above!

**For today’s entry point follow me on Twitter and tell me you do. For additional points throughout the week tweet this: “I entered to WIN 2 Lee DeWyze CDs on http://www.mommybknowsbest.com @mommybknowsbest this week only!” You may retweet up to 5 times per day. Please remember you MUST leave a comment on this page that you are following AND each link when you retweet. **

Giveaway ends July 10th @12:00 am. The winner will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US or Canadian resident and 18 years or older to enter.

Lee DeWyze Double CD Giveaway

lee_dewyze_american_idolAre you ready for this?? All you Lee DeWyze or American Idol fans… you may or may not remember that I reviewed two of Lee DeWyze’s albums recently. If you didn’t read them you can check them out here: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/lee-dewyze-so-im-told-review/ and here: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/american-idol-winner-lee-dewyzes-slumberland-review/. In honor of Independence Day, I figured we’re celebrating America, why don’t we also celebrate the American Idol? And even though we’re celebrating the US it doesn’t mean you awesome Canadian’s can’t enter, so come on everyone!

I’ll be giving away one brand new copy of Lee’s So I’m Told album and one brand new copy of Lee’s Slumberland to one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader.

How to win: Each day, for one week, I will be posting a new way for you to earn entry points each day. The more entry points you have, the better your chance to win both of the cds listed above!

**For today’s entry point follow me on Facebook and for each friend you get to “like” me on Facebook this week you get an additional entry point.  Points are endless, but you must leave a comment on this page that you are following AND your friend must give me your name on my Facebook when they “like” me. **

Giveaway ends July 10th @12:00 am. The winner will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US or Canadian resident and 18 years or older to enter.


American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze’s Slumberland Review

Lee DeWyze - SlumberlandWho says a sophomore album has to be a bad one? Listening to the 2010 winner of American Idol, Lee DeWyze’s second album, Slumberland, is a great musical experience from the first song to the last.

DeWyze’s debut album, So I’m Told, was originally released in 2007, and now he’s come out with Slumberland, which was released in January 2010. Since his first album there has come a good bit of refining and richness in the instrumentals and vocals of his music.

DeWyze wrote and performed all of the songs featured on this album, but had some outside help from Ryan McGuire with production, drums. and percussion lines, and Louis Svitek on guitars and sitar. Both men are well known for their musical work and, from the sound of the album, DeWyze made a great choice bringing them onto this project. Read More

Lee DeWyze: So I’m Told Review

Lee DeWyzeEveryone who watches American Idol knows Lee DeWyze. Former paint store employee, struggling musician, Chicagoan, possibly the next American Idol (I’m pretty sure he’s gonna win). Well, some people may not know that before his appearance on American Idol he worked with a small Chicago label called Wuli Records, where he recorded this debut album, So I’m Told. I got a chance to check this album out and overall I liked it, although I think I may like his post-Idol album better, but of course that’s still to be seen.

So I’m Told highlights the mellow, raspy notes in Lee’s voice that have been brought to light on American Idol. In this 11 track album, Lee showcases a more laid back vibe with a John Mayer/Dave Matthews Band feel. In some songs I feel like Lee may be trying to emulate both a little too much, but perhaps that’s because his voice lends towards their style. Read More

Readeez Review and 2 Giveaways {Closed}

Readeez Review and GiveawayLittle Miss A and I couldn’t help but bop around our house listening and watching the materials from Readeez. There were even points in the songs where Miss A took out her inflatable guitar to rock along with the quirky songs.

I love Readeez because they remind me a little of the band They Might Be Giants’ style , if you don’t know who they are then stop reading my blog! No seriously TMBG is probably best known by parents because they are featured on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Higglytown Heroes, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Although they have some pretty awesome adult hits as well. Read More

Dora Christmas CD

Dora The Explorer is ringing in the Holidays with her newest CD Dora’s Christmas. This holly, jolly CD features Christmas Classics like “Deck the Halls”, “Jingle Bells”, and “Feliz Navidad”. Also included on this snowy sensation are Bonus Tracks from Dora’s Holiday Movie Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure. You’ll want to make sure Swiper doesn’t swipe this CD!
Along with fun tunes on this Sony Label album, kids will enjoy the great bonus content also on this disk. Bring fun wall papers, lyrics, and a Dora’s Christmas Carol mini video to life using a computer CD drive.
This CD’s insert features the usual song information, but also includes a festive Feliz Navidad/Christmas game board and pieces. For those of you not wanting to cut your insert please note there is a great printable version in the Bonus Content.
For those of you looking for the more traditional versions of well-known Christmas songs, you’ll have to look elsewhere. When I first listened to the CD with my daughter, I was expecting the songs to be the original version but of course sung by Dora.
Dora incorporates fun friends from her show into her songs relating to the kids who follow her show. Dora’s version of “Deck the Halls” mentions some of her best friends, “See Boots the Monkey jump before us. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Big Red Chicken joins the chorus. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.”
As expected Dora also includes great learning opportunities by including Spanish into many of the songs on this album including “Here Comes Santa Claus.”
“Here comes Santa Claus, Aquí viene Santa Claus, To visit me and my friends, Everyone’s waitin’, anticipatin’, As his sleigh comes round the bend. Bells are ringin’, Boots is singin’, All is merry and bright. So hang your stockings on Nochebuena, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.” I’d expect nothing less from this Hispanic sweetheart.
If your child is a Nickelodeon fan they will adore this exciting CD not only because it features voices from Dora the Explorer, but also friends from The Backyardigans, and Go, Diego, Go!
Kids will recognize the “Dora The Explorer Christmas Theme” which is a jingle bell filled version of the original Dora Theme song. Parents will love that it features the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
After I got over my initial shock of the “Dora-fied” words, my daughter and I were dancing around the living room enjoying the upbeat song, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”. So if you’re like me you may want to listen to the album once through, sample it online, and once you buy it just have fun with your kids. Dora’s Christmas is a really fun CD for kids who love Dora the Explorer to be able to enjoy Christmas with singing, and silliness.

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