America loves stories about ordinary people who are discovered one day to have extraordinary talents – and who then turn into household names practically overnight. Like a famous actress being found in a soda shop. Or a video of a homeless man with a golden voice going viral.
Jess Secord might become one of those “instant fame” stories – and you may be part of the reason that it happens.
Secord was at Navy Pier in Chicago recently on a visit from her current hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan when she spotted the SafeAuto “Do The Jingle” display. Seeing an opportunity, Secord quickly created a jingle and recorded a video of her singing it right on the spot. The result? A pure, soulful performance which showcases her unique voice and her winning smile.
As you might have guessed, Secord is no stranger to performing. She has sung the national anthem in front of crowds on numerous occasions, including at the National Gymnastics Championships, Youth Special Olympics, and several sporting events at Western Michigan University (her alma mater). Secord has also appeared on television as a featured performer on WLGN-TV in Chicago as well as a musical guest on the TV program “Rock Anthem.”
But Secord’s talents do not stop at her vocal cords. She is an accomplished pianist and also knows how to play guitar. She has amassed an impressive resume of stage acting, including such productions as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” In addition, Secord has appeared in some television commercials and print ads for Kellogg’s, and her face has also been displayed on countless Kellogg’s cereal boxes. Secord has even appeared in a couple of feature films: “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and “From Justin to Kelly.”
Success in SafeAuto’s Do The Jingle Contest could certainly help Jess Secord’s musical career. In addition to her vocal performances, Secord would love the opportunity to collaborate with other singer/songwriters and perhaps create songs, albums, or other commercial jingles. Secord admits that the first prize of $5,000 would go a long way toward the remodeling of her home, which she shares with her husband and two-year old twin daughters (and soon a third child! Congratulations!)
Could Jess Secord’s Do The Jingle performance be the spur-of-the-moment break that she has been waiting for? If enough people vote for her video, it might just happen – so be sure and check it out!
*THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED*