Simon Cowell is teaming up with American Idol winner Fantasia to select and launch the career of a budding teenage songwriter.

Cowell - who serves as a judge on the TV talent show - and Fantasia are calling on talented youngsters in the US aged between 13 and 18 to enter the USA WEEKEND SONGWRITING CONTEST FOR TEENS, where the grand prize will include a $1,000 (GBP525) Savings Bond, a mobile phone/MP3 player and music production equipment.

The winner, who must wow judges with original song lyrics, will also get a chance to attend this year's (05) season finale of American Idol. Participants have until 17 February (05) to enter.

10/01/2005 09:41