Katy Perry's 2013 "Roar" contest is proving to be great promotion for the singer's new album Prism that is due out Oct. 22. However, it also is proving to be a feel good story for a number of high schools who got the opportunity to be featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" this past week. Five finalists, out of hundreds who submitted videos, were featured on the morning show after making it to the next phase of Katy Perry's "Roar" contest.
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This is all a part of Perry's contest, which will choose a winning video on Oct. 18 before playing at the winning school on Oct. 25. However, for all five schools, it seems like they all have won already. Each school featured on "Good Morning America" this week got the opportunity to be on a national morning television show and have their music video played for millions.
All five videos are impressive, but they also all have a touching backstory for those involved. You can watch all five finalist videos below and judge for yourself as to which school deserves to win. The five finalists are Spanish Springs High School, Verrado High School, Lakewood High School, Cooper High School, and Pickerington Central High School.
Spanish Springs High School in Nevada features a group of media students who used three real-life storylines focused on bullying, cheating, and family problems to make their video.
Verrado High School out of Arizona is a second finalist that features a group of cheerleaders and one in particular who has caught the attention of many. 17-year-old Megan Squire is a cheerleader with Down Syndrome who has touched many with her story and her part in this video.
Colorado's Lakewood High School utilized over 2,000 students and staff for their video, which apparently was done in a one-shot take!
Cooper High School in Texas, meanwhile, developed the idea to have students in the video write down something negative they feel or have been told and had students holding up signs of fellow students, displaying their fears as badges of honor.
The last finalist is Pickerington High School Central in Ohio. Pickerington's video teamed up with "The Butterfly Project" which empowers young women and the video focused on the stories of people who were marginalized, but triumphed.
So these are the five finalists in Katy Perry's "Roar" contest. The winner will be announced on "Good Morning America" on Oct. 18. Which video do you think should win?