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2016 FINALISTS


AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

Hunter Hawkes (Auckland, New Zealand)

   

Antarctic Heart

Mitch King (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia)

   

Coming Back

John Ash (Tucson, AZ, USA)

   

El Duende

Silver Spoons (Louisville, KY, USA)

   

Falling In Love

Phebe Starr (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Feel My Love

Nick Allen (Star, NC, USA)

   

Home

The Eiffels (San Diego, CA, USA)

   

I'm Ready

Airport Impressions (Ix- Xaghjra, Malta)

   

Mariette

Afternoon Men (New York, NY, USA)

   

Parking Lots And Basements

Dino Jag (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

   

Two Young Hearts

Orange O'Clock (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada)

   

Wax 'n' Wane

Gustavo Galindo (Sacramento, CA, USA)

   

Wheels Of Thunder

MIRY (Sofia, Bulgaria)

   

You Already Know


AC (Adult Contemporary)

Kathryn Dean (San Diego, CA, USA)

   

City Of Angels

Nuela Charles (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

   

Coming For You

Lena Fayre (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Cry

Kaylee Keller (Garden City, KS, USA)

   

Diamond

Dustin Paul, David Veslocki, Jake Antelis, and Ben Antelis (Highland Park, NJ, USA)

   

Good Day To Be Alive

The New Electric (Calgary, AB, Canada)

   

Inside Out

Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Only You And Me

Fintan O'Brien (Birmingham, England)

   

Overwhelmed

Crawford Brothers (Hinton, NSW, Australia)

   

Slowly Creeping Back

GIORGI+LEO (Rome, Italy and Santa Monica, CA, USA)

   

Smile

Dino Jag (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

   

Two Young Hearts

Emmett Skyy (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Who Am I?


Americana

The Bloody Jug Band (Orlando, FL, USA)

   

13 Steps

Kate Vargas (New York, NY, USA)

   

Call Back The Dogs

Scott Shea (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Crazy Love

The Zach Pietrini Band (Milwaukee, WI, USA)

   

Divided Highway

Joshua Black Wilkins (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Don't Go To Alabama

Thom Chacon (Durango, CO, USA)

   

Empty Pockets

The Show Ponies (Pasadena, CA, USA)

   

Gone

Trevor Sewell (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England)

   

Hollow Part 1

Millar Jukes (Glasgow, Scotland)

   

Home

Jonas Friddle & The Majority (Chicago, IL, USA)

   

Hook And Harness

Brock Zeman (Carleton Place, ON, Canada)

   

Little Details

Sofia (London, England)

   

Rare As Gold


Christian

Brant Pethick (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

   

A Million Stars

Informants (St. John's, NL, Canada)

   

Alive

Attaboy (Huntington, IN, USA)

   

Come Alive

onathan Jackson (Greenville, IN, USA)

   

Echoes

Brian Allen (Asheville, NC, USA)

   

Greater Is Your Name

West Of Here (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

   

If Wishes Were Horses

Jeff Markey (Hopatcong, NJ, USA)

   

Jesus Forever

Brad Nickel (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

Lighting Up Darkness

Christina Gonzalez (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Living Sacrifice

Sorensen (Eldersburg, MD, USA)

   

Rise

Mikey Moore (Vancouver, WA, USA)

   

Sing Out

Paul Murphy (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

   

There's A Place

Glenn Vincent Breen (Bedford, NS, Canada)

   

Waiting On You

Sorensen (Eldersburg, MD, USA)

   

You Found Me


Country

2 Steps Back (Lenapah, OK, USA)

   

Back To Life

Steve Rivers (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Don't Come Here Tonight

Shae Dupuy (Cambridge, ON, Canada)

   

Drink About It

Ingrid Andress (Highlands Ranch, CO, USA)

   

Footprints

Justin Rivers (Bowling Green, KY, USA)

   

Gone Gone

Nora Collins (Brookfield, WI, USA)

   

Guess I Woulda Known By Now

Simon Andersson (Malmo, Skane, Sweden)

   

How Did I Get Here

Heather Longstaffe (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

   

Jack Daniels

Chris Buck Band (New Westminster, BC, Canada)

   

Leave Your Light On

The Mikele Buck Band (Greenville, NC, USA)

   

Moonlight Kiss

Moonlight Social (Austin, TX, USA)

   

Rub A Little Dirt On It

Cody Purvis (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

   

Sure Felt Like Goodbye

Trevor McSpadden (San Marcos, TX, USA)

   

The Only Way

Ingrid Andress (Highlands Ranch, CO, USA)

   

They Were Right

Will Carter (Katy, TX, USA)

   

With You


EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

QtQ (Orlando, FL, USA)

   

Carpet Roll

Steve Oh! (Turin, Italy)

   

If Only

Epikker (Pasadena, CA, USA)

   

Joyride

Frilent (Bristol, PA, USA)

   

Let Me Ft. Madi Walsh

Cicely O'Kain (Denver, CO, USA)

   

Like Bass

Empathy Test (London, England)

   

Losing Touch

MOZA (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

On The Line

Arloe (Provo, UT, USA)

   

Strike Gold

Julia Messenger (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Stripped

John Atonic (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

   

The Milky Way

Kneptunes (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

True Gangsters

Angelica Joni (Staten Island, NY, USA)

   

Weightless

Brain Purist (Zagreb, Croatia)

   

Wish You Were Here


Folk/Singer-Songwriter

Graeme James (Wellington, New Zealand)

   

Alive

JJ and The Pillars (Peterborough, ON, Canada)

   

Burning Leaves

Alec Chambers (New York, NY, USA)

   

Carousel

Lyal Strickland (Buffalo, MO, USA)

   

Clyde And His Clippers

Birds Of Bellwoods (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Come Home

Daniel Duke (Banbridge, Down, Northern Ireland)

   

Lessons

Imogen Brough (Geelong, VIC, Australia)

   

Love Is Like A Match

Kyler Daron (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Mud And Mire

Andy Brown (Fredericton, NB, Canada)

   

Run

Big Little Lions (Royston, BC, Canada)

   

Say Hello

Shelley Segal (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Sidelined

Tiz McNamara (Liverpool, England)

   

Steady As You Go

Afternoon Men (New York, NY, USA)

   

Trying

Scott Shea (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Vanity


Pop/Top 40

Kobe White (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Alright

Julian Simonsz (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Get Home To You

Maggie Szabo (Dundas, ON, Canada)

   

Gold

Twelve24 (Manchester, Cheshire, England)

   

Higher

Ingrid Andress (Highlands Ranch, CO, USA)

   

Luxury

Nick Deutsch (Wilmette, IL, USA)

   

Meteor

Freddy K. (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)

   

One Day

J. Lauryn (Kailua, HI, USA)

   

Only Time Will Tell

Scarlet Baxter (London, England)

   

Only Yesterday

Tinah (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Put It Down On Me

Justine Jj (Zywiec, Slaskie, Poland)

   

Run After Me

Crawford Brothers (Hinton, NSW, Australia)

   

Slowly Creeping Back

Taylor Jaye (Hochland Park, Windhoek, Namibia)

   

Supa Chikita

Df3 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Tell Me

Micky Blue (Madison, NJ, USA)

   

The Good The Bad The Ugly


R&B/Hip-Hop

Young Scrap (Inglewood, CA, USA)

   

Better Work For It

Paul Marz (Staten Island, NY, USA)

   

Born In NYC Ft. Dyverse The 1st

Alazae (Houston, TX, USA)

   

Code Red

Sydney Jay (Chicago, IL, USA)

   

Fade Away

Death & Taxes (St. Louis, MO, USA)

   

Few Are The Ones

Rich Lowe (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

   

Get Enough

Jeremy Gaynor (Tampa, FL, USA)

   

Grace Life

Mossamo (Cantown, AB, Canada)

   

Hella Hard

Kobe White (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

High On You Ft. $WVNG

10YRWAR (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

If I Only Knew Better

J. Jewels (Medford, MA, USA)

   

Itty Bitty Bum Bum Ft. Tommy KnockOut and Ucmee

HighBrid (Lake Charles, LA, USA)

   

Nightmares Of The Bottom

LG Mack and Tazz G (Colorado Springs, CO, USA)

   

Spit One Freak Show

Xavier Lewis (Atlanta, GA, USA)

   

The Right Time

Q (Orlando, FL, USA)

   

Who Shot Ya Ft. Jus J


Rock

Woodlock (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Build A Kingdom

Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Don't Let Me Go

Valora (Whittier, CA, USA)

   

Extreme

Written By Wolves (Auckland, New Zealand)

   

Genius

Made For Broadway (Johannesburg, South Africa)

   

I Won't Apologize

Great Caesar (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

   

Kiss Me Again

Island Apollo (Irvine, CA, USA)

   

Lion Eyes

The Hollywood Kills (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Loose Change

Beyond Unbroken (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

   

Losing My Mind

The Tweed (Hawthorne, CA, USA)

   

Someone I Know

Midnight Mob (New York, NY, USA)

   

Swing On

Afternoon Men (New York, NY, USA)

   

The Books In Her Closet

Vintage Academy (San Francisco, CA, USA)

   

Victims

I Fight Fail (North Canton, OH, USA)

   

Weapon


Screenshot

Tamsin (Singapore, Republic of Singapore)

   

Breathless

Kassidy Lynne (Seattle, WA, USA)

   

Carolina Water

Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Don't Let Me Go

Dustin Paul (Highland Park, NJ, USA)

   

Good Day To Be Alive

Mossamo (Cantown, AB, Canada)

   

Hella Hard

FLUIR (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

I've Gotta Have You

Wren (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Ireland Meets Tibet

Stone Parade (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Only You And Me

B Cardamone (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Passion To Ashes

Big Little Lions (Royston, BC, Canada)

   

Say Hello

Evan Freeman (Calgary, AB, Canada)

   

Science Fiction

Orange O'Clock (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada)

   

Wax 'n' Wane

Gustavo Galindo (Sacramento, CA, USA)

   

Wheels Of Thunder


Teen

Jules (Oakville, ON, Canada)

   

8 Hours

Morgan Spears (White House, TN, USA)

   

All I Want

Kobe White (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Alright

Tamsin (Singapore, Republic of Singapore)

   

Breathless

Kassidy Lynne (Seattle, WA, USA)

   

Carolina Water

Tyler Colt (Redondo Beach, CA, USA)

   

Come Home

Aidan James (Honolulu, HI, USA)

   

Echoes Ft. Sans

Katelyn Knowles (York, ME, USA)

   

Foxes

Katie Belle (Atlanta, GA, USA)

   

Gentle On My Mind

Charles Paul (Avon, CT, USA)

   

I Would

nomad (Christchurch, New Zealand)

   

Love Will Call

Kerri Medders (Houston, TX, USA)

   

Morning Coffee

Alize Tamturk (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

One And Only

Olivia Penalva (Vernon, BC, Canada)

   

Weightless

Chloe Adelaide Watson (Henderson, NV, USA)

   

What A Difference A Day Makes


Vocal Performance

Kathryn Dean (San Diego, CA, USA)

   

City Of Angels

Julian Simonsz (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

I Do It For You

Braxi (Alkmaar, North Holland, Netherlands)

   

Il Nostro Amore (Our Love)

Latasha Lee and The BlackTies (Corpus Christi, TX, USA)

   

Left Hand Side

Curtis Lee (Austin, TX, USA)

   

Lydia

Brittany Pfantz (Deridder, LA, USA)

   

Merman

Marianna Cataldi (Cologno Monzese, Milan, Italy)

   

Sangue Dall'anima

CORAL (Hamilton, New Zealand)

   

Shooting You Up

Mathew V (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

The Day I Die

Jeremy Gaynor (Tampa, FL, USA)

   

You're There


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