ABC 'Countdown to 1' searches for bands


Pontiac has partnered with ABC to launch a program that aims to discover the next great band. The promotion, "Countdown to 1," invites unsigned bands to compete for the opportunity to perform live in Times Square on New Year's Eve during a special broadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Wannabe rock stars can post a song, a short essay and a music video to the site The winning band, which will be selected by a panel of judges from Pontiac and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," will then open for an established band during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York.

Between now until the end of the year, fans will be able to participate on, voting on their favorite submissions. Also, up until Dec. 15, fans can enter a sweepstakes via the promotional site with a chance to win a trip for two to New York to attend the Times Square New Year's festivities.