Inside Radio Disney’s ‘Next Big Thing’ with Allstar Weekend!

By: Liz Calvario / October 17, 2011

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Young stars waiting to perform were filled with energy at the first Radio Disney Next Big Thing (N.B.T.) Concert in Hollywood — and Celebuzz was there!

Set to perform were the five new artists of N.B.T. season four competition and N.B.T. alum Allstar Weekend as the headlining act. Waiting outside in the Central Courtyard at the Hollywood and Highland Center were groups of screaming fans awaiting the artists they’ve grown to love.

Chit chatting with the cuties of Allstar Weekend, who recently came out with their new album All The Way a couple weeks ago, the band told us their feelings about the contestants. Lead singer Zach Porter commented: 

“It’s really great to see all these people succeeding, it was only 4 years ago … we finally came up and got this opportunity and got signed. It was amazing and seeing that for other people is really amazing.”

Bassist Cameron Quiseng and drummer Michael Martinez also told Celebuzz about the growth of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing Competition, saying:

It’s really cool to see how far N.B.T. has progressed as well, because when we first started it was only on the radio. We did a couple radio takeovers, no TV. Now they’re on the cover of a van, they have a billboard out here, posters are everywhere, they’re on a van, they’re on TV; they’re playing these huge concerts. We didn’t do any of that, I’m jealous. They’re all so talented though and they’re all really good.”

Season four of N.B.T. premiered this past Sunday October 16 on Radio Disney and Disney Channel. Over the course of the next 10 weeks, each artist will receive equal play and exposure where audiences are invited to vote for their favorite. The winner will be named in December and have their single released by Disney Music Group.

Vote for your favorite at Facebook.com/RadioDisney