Meet the Guy Who Won the Chance to Write a Brazil 2014 Anthem

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Songwriter Elijah King was the winner of Sony's "Supersong" World Cup song contest.

Jun 10, 2014 | 05:37 PM

Who needs a J.Lo performance when you have Elijah King?

Back in March, the young talent won the once-in-a-lifetime chance of authoring one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup anthems.

Elijah King, a Florida singer and songwriter, entered Sony's "Supersong" World Cup song contest and submitted "Vida"—a celebratory tune that ended up being picked by Sony, recorded by Ricky Martin, and included in One Love, One Rhythm—The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album.  

Here's Elijah's entry.  

And here's the final product, as recorded by Ricky Martin.  

"Vida," along with official anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte, and "La La La (Brazil 2014)" by Shakira, will have futbol fans around the world dancing from June 12 through June 13 as the 20th FIFA World Cup takes place in Brazil.

Cover image credit: YouTube/ItsElijahKing  

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