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All Nations Life & Praise choir to compete for $50,000 in LA; Verizon's How Sweet the Sound
All Nations Life & Praise choir to compete for $50,000 in LA; Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

Atlanta's own "All Nations Life & Praise" choir from Stockbridge, GA., will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes Oct. 28, at the "country’s most prestigious gospel event," -Verizon's "How Sweet the Sound" national choir competition finale in Los Angeles.

All Nations Life & Praise first won the approval of Atlanta audiences and a three-member, "American-Idol" like celebrity judge panel, during Verizon's How Sweet the Sound Atlanta stop, Sept. 17, at Philips Arena. The choir moved the Atlanta crowd to their feet, as they performed a riveting rendition of “I’ve Got a Reason," before judges and special guests: Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark-Cole, resident judge Marvin Sapp, James Fortune , Byron Cage, FIYA; Creflo and Taffy Dollar; and R&B singer Monica who attended with mom.

All Nations Life & Praise took home three out of four four prizes during the event, and top honors for Best Few Voices Choir, Verizon Video People's Choice and Atlanta Overall Regional Choir. They will compete in L.A. now with eight other regional winners of "How Sweet the Sound" at the Staples Center.

"How Sweet the Sound" was created by Verizon to highlight choir talent and praise across the nation, while supporting positive causes and giving back to the community. Each tour stop collected used phones from attendees for victims of domestic violence for Verizon's Hopeline program: http://www.howsweetthesound.com/general/hopeline.

To see "All Nations Life & Praise" winning performance: http://www.howsweetthesound.com/media/video_player/2011/168/2011+atlanta.

For tickets to the finale competition: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C004727A27F3D44