NBC and Teleflora revealed the 15 semi-finalists in the nationwide search for “America’s Favorite Mom.” The inspirational stories of the three top moms in each of the five categories – military moms, working moms, single moms, “Non-mom” moms and “Chairman of Everything” moms – will be featured on NBC’s “Today” show May 5 through May 9. Each day, America will vote on who will continue into the final round. The winning mom will be crowned by Donny and Marie Osmond during the NBC primetime special, “Teleflora presents America’s Favorite Mom,” airing on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. ET.
The 15 semi-finalists were selected from more than 15,000 online nominations collected at AmericasFavoriteMom.com.
Viewers can tune into the “Today” show next week to learn more about these semi-finalists and vote for their favorite one each day on NBC.com. A different category will be highlighted each day: military moms, Monday, May 5; working moms, Tuesday, May 6; single moms, Wednesday, May 7; “non-mom” moms, Thursday, May 8; and “chairman of everything” moms, Friday, May 9. Hosts Donny and Marie Osmond will appear on the May 5 show to kick-off the competition.
The five mothers with the greatest percentage of votes will take part in the NBC prime-time television event. Teleflora will present the grand prize winner with 250,000, an “America’s Favorite Mom” diamond encrusted pendant and a year’s worth of Teleflora flower arrangements. The winning mom will also receive a Redbook “Love Your Life” all-expense paid trip to New York City, including a beauty makeover and spa treatment, a family vacation package to St. Lucia, and GE kitchen and laundry appliances. Teleflora will present the four runners-up with 25,000, a gold pendant, a year’s worth of Teleflora flower arrangements and a GE washer and dryer.