Dakota has won numerous other songwriting awards including two “Suggested Artist” and two “Honorable Mentions” in the worldwide songwriting competition, “Song of the Year.” Dakota performs in popular L.A. venues like the Rainbow Room and the Pig n Whistle, and she is also a member of top teen performing group, L.A. Hip Kids, where she both sings and dances. When Dakota was only 5 years old, she wrote and performed her very first song “The Mother’s Day Song.” And it’s even on tape! That was just a foreshadowing of what was to come.
Dakota wrote her next song when she was 9. By 10 she had written and recorded her third song which was used to raise money for a September 11 charity. That same year she was invited to perform her song for the Mayor of Albuquerque at the First Anniversary ceremonies of September 11. At the age of 12 Dakota was voted “Student Most Likely To Become The Next American Idol” by her school classmates.
Dakota was also a top ice skater until she stopped skating competitively to pursue her music career. She is the youngest person, and only female, to ever figure skate to their own original song in a regional skating competition. She received a Bronze medal for that performance, qualifying her for Nationals (www.rebelchannel.com). Dakota hopes to one day skate to her own song in her own MTV video.
www.MySpace.com/DakotaDawnMusic The following are some other honors and awards Dakota’s received for her songwriting: ** "Mistake (Sampleman7 Remix)" placed 3rd out of 620 songs in the American Idol online competition in the Electronica Dance category (May 2006) ** "Oh, Red, White & Blue: Trubute to September 11" (which she wrote when she was 10) placed 4th out of 578 songs in the American Idol online competition in the Folk category (May 2006) ** "Mistake" won a Suggested Artist award in the "Song of the Year" worldwide songwriting competition, Pop category (April 2006) (www.songoftheyear.com) ** "Count The Days" won an Honorable Mention award in the Song of the Year competition, Pop category (June 2005) ** "B W/O U" won an Honorable Mention award in the Song of the Year competition, Pop category (May 2005) ** "Tryin" won a Suggested Artist award in the Song of the Year competition, Pop category (March 2005) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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