BOUNTIFUL — There were only five days between the time the Holley family read about the Honeycomb Jingle contest and the deadline for entry, but they put them to good use.
“We were eating Honeycombs and my girls just saw the box and wanted to enter,” recalls Linsey Holley, their mother. “My husband is a musician and he said, ‘yeah, I bet we could pull something together.’”
That “something” was good enough to make the top four in the national contest, which was judged by the pop-punk group, We the Kings.
The four final jingles for the breakfast cereal brand are posted on Facebook, and visitors to the site can vote for their favorite.
“The girls are just ecstatic,” said Linsey. “Right now we’re in the lead. They’re giddy every minute of every day.”
All five of the Holley children are in the video, from 11-year-old Phebe (who is a newspaper carrier for the Clipper), to seven-month-old Eloise. They, with sisters Anna Belle, Violet and June, harmonize and dance through the snappy video.
Dad Lamar, a teacher at Salt Lake Arts Academy, appears at the end to meet the requirement that someone over age 13 be part of the video, according to Linsey.
You can vote for the Holley family's tune by clicking here: facebook.com/PostHoneycomb.
The girls have done little things like singing at church, she said, but nothing like this before.
For more information check out the Sept.27 edition of Davis Clipper.