I have a little surprise for you…don’t you love it when I start out with that? I was recently asked by Folgers to create a post about celebrating musicians and I wanted to share something special with you… something that I get to enjoy every day. My Little M has a talent. The girl can sing. Boy does she love to sing… and boy do I love to listen.
While she’s swinging, while she’s doing homework, when she’s engrossed in play… she sings. She can hear a tune once and hit every note. Her made up songs are my favorite. She can rhyme quickly and the lyrics she creates make sense. They have meaning. It’s a beautiful thing.
Folgers original Jingle, “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup®” was composed by Leslie Pearl and debuted in 1984. (I wonder if her mom lurked around the corner while she sang to the mirror as if it was a full adoring crowd.) Celebrating aspiring musicians is exactly what Folgers does with their annual Folgers Jingle Contest. If you didn’t have the tune in your head after reading the words you definitely will after listening to the finalists.
I often wonder what will become of Little M’s talents. Will they blossom and grow? Is there a stage waiting for her? I wonder if there was a point when the parents of these musicians knew their kids were destined for music or if it just sort of happened. All I can be sure of right now is that I will relish the opportunity to be her captive audience. I will stand outside her bedroom and listen to the stories unfold in her songs. And I will sit, warm cup of Folgers in hand and adore my morning concert.
Thanks to Big M (7 years old) for acting as camera man.
I listened to all of the Folgers Jingle Contest Finalists and then ended up listening to the Past Winners and Finalists. I think I need to bookmark Folgers Jingle Contest for next time around… I wonder if a 6 year old can enter.
I’ve voted… have you?
Vote for the best Top 10 Finalist in Folgers’ Jingle Contest! Meet the Top 10! Take a look at Folgers® Jingle Contest Finalists, and listen to the tracks that earned them a spot in The Top 10. Cast your vote once every day through June 19th. You could win exciting prizes, like free Folgers Coffee, iTunes® gift cards, signed CDs from Gavin DeGraw, and even a $10,000 Grand Prize just for voting! Before you vote, follow the Road to the Jingle on Facebook to see how they traveled the U.S. to track down the Top 10 contestants! Remember, you can vote once a day through June 19th! Click here for official rules.