Coco Bean is for the People!
The annual Audacy’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl is gearing up for another showstopping spectacular and the votes are being cast for the opening act. Coco Bean, the spunky alter-ego of award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, filmmaker and producer Phil Elam is already down to the last 10 contestants, and we are excitedly anticipating his success for the opening act.
VOTE FOR COCO BEAN!
Cast your vote for Coco Bean by clicking here for your free daily vote: https://theopenact.com/2021/coco-bean
Here’s a taster of what Coco Bean will be offering on stage…
We sat down with Coco Bean aka Phil Elam to talk about this exciting opportunity and why he is the perfect choice.
Q: How do feel about qualifying in the Top 10 contestants for the annual Audacy’s Hollywood Bowl concert opening act?
CB: I’m here only because of the people who voted. On the last day of the Top-10 finals, I was out of the running at unlucky #13 — Yikes! I knew I couldn’t pull it out alone so I reached out and asked for help. At the cut off THE PEOPLE moved me all the way from #13 up to Lucky #7! (#7 is my favourite number, btw). So, how do I feel? I feel like hugging EVERRRRYBODDDYY! I am so thankful and blessed.
Q: Have you always wanted to perform at the Hollywood Bowl?
CB: In a word……YAZZZZZZZ!!!! Like so many things, you dream about stuff like that. Performing at The Hollywood Bowl is right up there with having dinner at Buckingham Palace and getting to pick the menu. But then again, isn’t that what life should always be about; daring to dream a dream and dreaming that it will one day come true.
Q: What kind of performance should the audience expect to see from Coco Bean if you win?
CB: I am a huge fan of legendary performers like Elton John, Bob Seger and Prince for their musicianship. Also, I can’t get enough of the theatrical production of performers like David Bowie & Lady Gaga. But what is most important is making sure that everyone walks away feeling like they had an incredible time. As Dr Maya Angelou said: “people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Q: What makes you the best choice for the Hollywood Bows opening act?
CB: I am the best choice for this honour because no one else will dedicate the results of this opportunity to the service of others like I will! Because no one else will give the audience a better show than I will and I will be the only one who will thank EVERYONE who voted for me by listing their name on a video screen on stage!
Q: The winner will receive $10,000. What would you do with this money?
CB: I would definitely give a chunk of it to charity. Particularly to those people who are still suffering devastation from the Corona Virus pandemic. So many people are still struggling to eat, find housing, etc. I HAVE TO GIVE BACK if honoured to receive $10,000.
Q: What do you have to say to the voters?
CB: First of all, thank you so much to everyone who has voted for me so far. We are almost home. But we have a little more road to travel together before we get there. I am already grateful to you and I will continue to be forever grateful if you walk with me a little longer. I dedicate my art and my heart to being of service. I pray that what I create and share will find a safe space with you. Because I always hold a safe space for you in my heart.
Click this link to vote for Coco Bean: https://theopenact.com/2021/coco-bean