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A Chat with China Anne
China Anne McClain has a lot to be thankful for this year. The 13-year-old already has a hit Disney Channel series, A.N.T. Farm, under her belt. Her career as a recording artist is taking off (keep an eye out for the release of her new album with her sisters in 2012). And this month, she was even invited to the White House to chat with First Lady Michelle Obama about the Joining Forces campaign (click here to view the video).
Now, the actress is getting ready to perform on one of the grandest stages of all: a float in the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York City. For her big parade debut, China Anne will be singing the song "Unstoppable," from the recently released A.N.T. Farm soundtrack. She joins a long list of celebrities on the famous parade route, including fellow Disney Channel star Zendaya, of Shake It Up!, the Muppets of Sesame Street and R&B queen Mary J. Blige, among many others.
So, what's the energetic teen most looking forward to about the parade and about the Thanksgiving holiday? Check out the video above to get the scoop straight from China Anne herself. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs Thursday morning on NBC. Tune in to Disney Channel this Friday night to catch a special one-hour episode of A.N.T. Farm.
Special giveaway! After watching the video, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 25, to tell us which Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon is China Anne's favorite. Entries received by the deadline will be put into a drawing to receive an A.N.T. Farm t-shirt and notebook signed by China Anne. Don't forget to include your first name, and a parent's name and email address in the email. You do not need to provide any other information to be entered into the drawing. Only the winner will be notified by Friday, December 2. Be sure to ask a parent before entering the drawing.
(Reporting by Vickie An / Videograpy and Editing by Kelli Plasket)