By Heather Leszczewicz Special to Published Dec 18, 2006 at 1:19 PM

Beginning today, singers across the nation have a shot at singing at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake. Singers who would like a chance to win the contest should submit a one-minute video of themselves singing a capella at by Jan. 3, 2007.

The songs options are:

  • "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
  • "Breathe" by Faith Hill
  • "Come To My Window" by Melissa Etheridge
  • "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner
  • "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross 
  • "Cry Me A River" by Justin Timberlake
  • "Respect" by Otis Redding (popularized by Aretha Franklin)
  • "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
  • "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey

People who submit videos must be 18 years of age or older, it must be a solo performance and cannot have ever been signed to an independent or major record label.

The public will vote on the winner once the top 12 are announced.

Heather Leszczewicz Special to

Originally from Des Plaines, Ill., Heather moved to Milwaukee to earn a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University. With a tongue-twisting last name like Leszczewicz, it's best to go into a career where people don't need to say your name often.

However, she's still sticking to some of her Illinoisan ways (she won't reform when it comes to things like pop, water fountain or ATM), though she's grown to enjoy her time in the Brew City.

Although her journalism career is still budding, Heather has had the chance for some once-in-a-lifetime interviews with celebrities like actor Vince Vaughn and actress Charlize Theron, director Cameron Crowe and singers Ben Kweller and Isaac Hanson of '90s brother boy band Hanson. 

Heather's a self-proclaimed workaholic but loves her entertainment. She's a real television and movie fanatic, book nerd, music junkie, coffee addict and pop culture aficionado.