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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

On Sunday all eyes will be on Super Bowl XLVII. While many will be watching the Seahawks and the Broncos battling it out on the field, others will be battling it out during commercial breaks. This year Doritos held a “Crash the Super Bowl” contest allowing anyone to submit a Doritos commercial. Out of more than 5,000 submissions, they narrowed it down to five, one of the finalists includes Laurel native, Will Jennings. 

“One of our boys in the commercial is actually from there where you guys are at and so we just wanted to reach out to everyone who lives there in his hometown,” said Cowboy Kid commercial producer Amber Gill. 

Gill picked Jennings to play the older brother role during a casting call in Los Angeles.

“The minute we saw Will we knew that he was special, that he had exactly what we were looking for,” said Gill. “We were just thrilled to have him on this shoot.”

The five commercial finalists went through a voting process that ended Wednesday. In the end, two finalists will air nation-wide, one chosen by Doritos and the other commercial chosen by most votes.

“Now we go to the Super Bowl, all five of us will be sitting in a suite and we will be sitting there with a television screen watching the commercials in between the game waiting to see if our commercial airs,” said Gill. 

The commercial that received the most votes will also receive $1 million. Aside from that, the creators of both winning ads will receive the opportunity to work on the set of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron".

“We have a team about thirty people that worked on Cowboy Kid and so the really cool thing about it, if we win we'll share it with all our friends,” said Gill. 

For now make sure to look out to see if Cowboy Kid makes it to the Super Bowl, and in case you were wondering, no animals were harmed during the production of the commercial.

“Our cowboy kid Kascee, the younger brother, he actually didn't ride the dog, it was all done through special effects,” said Gill. “We are huge animal lovers, we would never encourage anyone to do this at home by any means, it was just done on purpose to be over the top and fun and just for the Super Bowl.”

You can view all finalists commercials HERE.

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