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Congrats are in order: Salute a bad chick when you see one X Tanza wins 106th & Park’s W.O.W. Competition!

It does my heart good to see and associate with so many positive women of colour and statures around me on a such a consistent basis. It is very rare to associate kindness and chemistry with female friendship these days because people’s motives are so skewed.

To no avail, I remain eternal in my loyalty to my clique to always support them and uplift them in and out of their times of need. To say that I am proud of this young lady is an understatement so I won’t use that. Some people seek out stardom and fame and then you have others that stardom and fame are personally pick. As if it is just thrust upon them. Those people like the most recent winner of 106th & Park’s Wild Out Wednesday competition, singer/songwriter and all around golden spirit Tanza Thompson. Those people understand the concept of patience, focus, persistence, opportunity, humility and good old-fashioned SMART, not hard, work.

via WTXL.com:

NEW YORK CITY, NY– -Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Rickards High School graduate Tanza Thompson appeared on Black Entertainment Televisions (BET) hit show 106 & Park “Wild Out Wednesday” in New York City on Wednesday evening where she won the weekly talent contest with 41 percent of the vote.

Tanza competed against two musical groups that hailed from the South, in the “Women from South” “Wild Out Wednesday” competition. From dancing to singing to step competitions, “Wild Out Wednesday” is the hottest talent show on TV! The winner of the talent show is selected by viewers from throughout the nation and internationally.

“The City of Tallahassee certainly showed me a great amount of love and support last night,” Tanza said. “I really want to thank my family, the 850, FAMU, Rickards High School and everyone who text or voted for me on BET.com.  This is one of the happiest nights of my life and I will never forget the feeling I am feeling right now.”

Prior to Tanza’s performance former National Football League player and actor Terry Crews of the CW’s Everybody Hates Chris and his wife Rebecca talked about family and their reality show A Family Crew that airs on BET.

As a result of her win, Tanza will be performing with other previous “Wild Out Wednesday” winners in an eight city tour titled Blaze the Stage and perform on BET again in the summer of 2010 during the Best of “Wild Out Wednesday.”

A true musical artiste, who is lyrically gifted in both writing and singing, Tanza’s sound is reminiscent of Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, with a healthy dose of melodic bass beats thrown in for good measure. Her edgy, beat-based songs have attracted an energetic audience since she began her entertainment career in 2004.

106 & Park is a 90-minute countdown music video show that features popular hip hop contemporary R&B, reggae and dancehall music videos.  Hosted by Terrence J. and Rocsi, the weekday show plays the top 10 most requested videos of the day, as requested by viewers who can vote by telephone or online.  The show is shot in New York and broadcast live in front of a studio audience, some of the industry’s biggest recording artist stop by daily.

For more information about Tanza’s please visit tanzasmusic.blogspot.com.

Congratulations, Tanza. This is one of many stops along the journey of success and I elated to be along for the ride! My bisssh, I salute you!

For more information about Tanza, press inquires, interviews, please contact Tuesday Knight at tuesdayknightpr@gmail.com.

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