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March 30, 2005

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Junior Star Seeker Winners

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NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE ANNOUNCES “JUNIOR STAR SEEKER” WINNERS

MIAMI (March 25, 2005) - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has chosen winners in the categories of instrumental, vocal and dance for the company’s second annual “Junior Star Seeker” guest talent competition. The winners include Andy Xue, an eight-year-old from Plymouth, Minn., Tessa Moore, a 12-year-old from Azle, Texas and Krista Pioppi, a 13-year-old from Succasuna, N.J. The three Junior Star Seeker winners each won a free NCL cruise for four during which they will perform their winning routine in the ship’s main theater.

Junior Star Seeker contestants perform a three-minute routine showcasing their talent before a panel of judges consisting of the ship’s hotel and cruise directors, plus a musician and a guest performer from the ship’s entertainment staff. The judges select the winners based on each performer’s entertainment value and the audience’s reaction.

Andy Xue, a third-grader at Plymouth Creek Elementary, was awarded the prize in the instrumental category for his piano performance of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” aboard Norwegian Sun on the August 2 sailing. He has been playing piano for three and a half years and loves to perform in front of an audience. “I like to play piano because music expresses feelings and tells stories,” Xue said. “Playing on a big ship is very cool.”

First place in the dance category went to Tessa Moore, a home-schooled sixth-grader. Moore has been studying dance since she was two and a half years old and is currently studying ballet, jazz and lyrical. Moore was triumphant on the August 8 sailing on Norwegian Sea thanks to her creative dance routine to “I’ll Be There for You.” “It’s awesome that NCL has this type of contest,” Moore said. “It was so exciting to dance in front of an audience.”

The winner of the vocal category went to Krista Pioppi, an 8th-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, for her performance of “On My Own,” from the musical Les Miserables, during the August 8 sailing on Norwegian Dawn. Pioppi has been singing on stage since the age of five and recently won the “Be Wicked” singing contest at the Gershwin Theater in New York City. She is currently busy playing the roles of Samantha and Kaye at the American Girl Place Theater in New York City. “I am very excited NCL selected me as the Junior Star Seeker winner and cannot wait to perform again on my free cruise,” Pioppi said.

"We have seen such success with NCL's fleetwide Adult Star Seekers program that we decided to launch a 'junior' version," said Keith Cox, NCL's vice president of entertainment and onboard programming. "In its second year, the Junior Star Seeker program continues to garner tremendous talent and participation, while our passengers get to experience the future STARS of tomorrow."

The summer 2005 Junior Star Seeker program begins in June, runs through August and will be offered on every NCL ship. The program will feature talent in three separate categories: voice, dance and instrumental. One winner for each category will be selected for the grand prize of a family cruise, for up to four members, and a spot on the ship’s variety show to perform their winning routine.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Junior Star Seeker Winners

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NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE ANNOUNCES “JUNIOR STAR SEEKER” WINNERS

MIAMI (March 25, 2005) - Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has chosen winners in the categories of instrumental, vocal and dance for the company’s second annual “Junior Star Seeker” guest talent competition. The winners include Andy Xue, an eight-year-old from Plymouth, Minn., Tessa Moore, a 12-year-old from Azle, Texas and Krista Pioppi, a 13-year-old from Succasuna, N.J. The three Junior Star Seeker winners each won a free NCL cruise for four during which they will perform their winning routine in the ship’s main theater.

Junior Star Seeker contestants perform a three-minute routine showcasing their talent before a panel of judges consisting of the ship’s hotel and cruise directors, plus a musician and a guest performer from the ship’s entertainment staff. The judges select the winners based on each performer’s entertainment value and the audience’s reaction.

Andy Xue, a third-grader at Plymouth Creek Elementary, was awarded the prize in the instrumental category for his piano performance of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” aboard Norwegian Sun on the August 2 sailing. He has been playing piano for three and a half years and loves to perform in front of an audience. “I like to play piano because music expresses feelings and tells stories,” Xue said. “Playing on a big ship is very cool.”

First place in the dance category went to Tessa Moore, a home-schooled sixth-grader. Moore has been studying dance since she was two and a half years old and is currently studying ballet, jazz and lyrical. Moore was triumphant on the August 8 sailing on Norwegian Sea thanks to her creative dance routine to “I’ll Be There for You.” “It’s awesome that NCL has this type of contest,” Moore said. “It was so exciting to dance in front of an audience.”

The winner of the vocal category went to Krista Pioppi, an 8th-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, for her performance of “On My Own,” from the musical Les Miserables, during the August 8 sailing on Norwegian Dawn. Pioppi has been singing on stage since the age of five and recently won the “Be Wicked” singing contest at the Gershwin Theater in New York City. She is currently busy playing the roles of Samantha and Kaye at the American Girl Place Theater in New York City. “I am very excited NCL selected me as the Junior Star Seeker winner and cannot wait to perform again on my free cruise,” Pioppi said.

"We have seen such success with NCL's fleetwide Adult Star Seekers program that we decided to launch a 'junior' version," said Keith Cox, NCL's vice president of entertainment and onboard programming. "In its second year, the Junior Star Seeker program continues to garner tremendous talent and participation, while our passengers get to experience the future STARS of tomorrow."

The summer 2005 Junior Star Seeker program begins in June, runs through August and will be offered on every NCL ship. The program will feature talent in three separate categories: voice, dance and instrumental. One winner for each category will be selected for the grand prize of a family cruise, for up to four members, and a spot on the ship’s variety show to perform their winning routine.

Press Release By Norwegian Cruise Line

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Posted by Denise at March 30, 2005 11:07 AM

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