About: Tim Halperin
Singer/songwriter Tim Halperin is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where his love of music began with piano lessons at age six. His extensive performing, song-writing, and roles in a prestigious high school show choir cemented Tim’s plans to consider music as a career. As a Texas Christian University Business School Honors student, Tim majored in marketing to develop skills for promoting his music and his brand. During college, Tim made a name for himself with original songs on itunes, the release of an EP, and by garnering MTV recognition.
After TCU graduation in 2010, Tim’s fan base rapidly grew with the debut of his first music video for the hit song “She Runs”. With a budget of $500 and a cast of volunteers, the video went viral with over 100,000 views and drew the attention of Jimmy Kimmel for its creative continuous set format.
INVOLVEMENT WITH KOMEN FOR THE CURE
Tim got connected with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2010 when he wrote a song for a TCU mentor and breast cancer survivor who organizes TCU’s Frogs for the Cure program. Completed in just five days, Tim’s “We Fight Back” song has been showcase at halftime football game tributes to breast cancer survivors as seen at www.youtube.com/frogsforthecure. The inspiration for the song lyrics came from the words of breastcancer survivors about their fight and hope for a cure.
Komen has adopted Tim’s song as its anthem of hope, featuring it in their international publicity video. Tim is an official partner of Komen and is in demand to perform at races and cancer events across the country. Appearances include the Michigan Race for the Cure, the Dallas Race for the Cure, the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, DC and the largest race in St. Louis with 67,000 67,000 registrants.
Tim performed the national anthem at the Texas Rangers “Frogs for the Cure” game and at the Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Breast Cancer Awareness game where he was also the featured halftime entertainer. In October, he appeared in a debut of a 1500 person flash mob dance for Komen for the Cure in Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Starring in the video with Tim are Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Pat Green, country-western music singer plus 75 groups of dancers including 150 breast cancer survivors. Through Tim’s generosity, Itunes downloads of “We Fight Back” continue to benefit Komen for the Cure through December, 2011. Komen Corporate Sponsors Belk, Inc. and General Mills are featuring “We Fight Back” in national commercials.
AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 10 and KIDD KRADDICK
Recognized as one of the Top 12 Males in this year’s American Idol competition, Tim beat out a field of more than 125,000 contestants who auditioned for season 10. His Los Angeles audition singing Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” gained nationwide attention when judge Jennifer Lopez was captivated by Tim’s voice. Tim’s duet with contestant Julie Zorrilla on Beatles “Something” earned rave reviews. And with a showcase of “The Last Song”, Tim was the first ever competitor to perform an original song on Idol to qualify for the Top 24.
During his time on Idol, millions of viewers were introduced to Tim’s fun-loving and genuine personality. His sincerity and warmth was not lost on the media either. Countless interviews followed Tim’s exit from Idol. And Kidd Kraddick on 106.1 in Dallas, one of the most influential syndicated radio personalities in the nation, heard Tim on one of their syndicated shows, and decided that his talent had not been given enough of a showcase on Idol.
So Kraddick created an “Idol Got It Wrong” segment to prove to America that Tim should have been the winner of American Idol. Each week Tim learned a song overnight performed by an Idol contestant, and then performed it live the next day on the radio. Voting audiences declared Tim the winner over the actual Idol contestants during the nine remaining weeks of the show. By then, Kraddick had become a huge fan of Tim’s and welcomed him on the morning radio show for multiple appearances, a coveted spot that built Tim’s fan base in Kraddick affiliated markets across the country.
Kraddick continued to promote Tim by featuring him at performances in San Antonio, New Orleans and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Tim served as mentor and original songwriter for Kraddick’s Summer Rock Camp and performed in Disney World at Thanksgiving for the Kidd’s Kids Charitable Foundation. His original song “All You Got” benefits the Kidd’s Kids Foundation.
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