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Posted on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 4:40 p.m.

Huron High's Bella Bizelle wins online competition to get her video in rotation on MTVU

By Bob Needham

Huron High School student and rising music star Bianca Williams, who records under the name Bella Bizelle, has won an online competition to have her new video placed in rotation on MTVU, MTV's college-oriented cable channel.

MTVU runs a weekly "Freshmen" competition to find new talent with online votes, and Bizelle's "You'll Never Know" became this week's winner Friday afternoon. In announcing the win, MTVU wrote, "It was a pretty close 4-way race between Bella Bizelle, Cameron, Soft Swells and Sophia Bastian most of this week but Bella pulled ahead big time in the end to win this week’s Freshmen."

MTVU will now put the video into its regular rotation.

Williams records for Frontstreet Records, a regionally based label with lots of Ann Arbor ties. Frontstreet Vice President Odell Palacio said on Friday he's confident a lot of Williams' votes came from the Ann Arbor community, and he expressed deep gratitude for all the local sources of support.

Palacio also noted that Williams' mother passed away not long ago, and Monday will mark her birthday. So the video going national that week has some extra meaning: "To us, this is symbolic of a lot of things."

Check out a feature story on Bella Bizelle here, and watch the winning video below:

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.



Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 8:54 a.m.

this songs boring," clocking" her first video and song was the best! MTV NOT COOL

Lisa D

Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 3:03 p.m.

What a talented young woman! Congratulations, Bianca for creating such a wonderful video that showcases your talents, charm, beauty and infectious spirit! I imagine your mother is smiling down with great pride and love, and will always be by your side as your very bright future unfolds.

Wolf's Bane

Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 1:07 p.m.



Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 1 a.m.

GREAT video. Keep it up


Fri, Oct 19, 2012 : 11:31 p.m.

Congrats! Great track!