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2017 WINNERS


GRAND PRIZE

Knock On My Door

Faouzia
Carman, MB, Canada

Born in Morocco and raised in the rural town of Carman, MB, Canada, Faouzia may be a new artist on the scene, but she is astounding audiences and critics alike. Growing up in a French and Arabic-speaking household, Faouzia started making music at a very young age in the basement of her home and then graduated to singing covers and putting them on YouTube (her cover of Adele’s “Hello” is impressive). Putting her poetry to music was the next step, and her original songs began to take form. Her extreme vocal range and tone, coupled with songwriting that is mature, commanding, and inventive, is positioning her as a pop powerhouse. She is currently working on her debut EP that will be released soon.

“If there is one thing that we have learned over the years it’s that there is such an incredible wealth of talent in the world,” said Founders/Directors Candace Avery and Jim Morgan. “This is best highlighted by this year’s Grand Prize winner, Faouzia, who at only 17 years old is one of the most stunning vocalists and artists that we have come across in a long time. This is just the beginning of what is to come for this young, talented artist, and we are very excited to be a part of her journey.”

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AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

1st PLACE
Megan Slankard
San Francisco, CA, USA


Cold Hard Sharp Dark
 

2nd PLACE
Danny Starr
London, England


Elixir
 

AC (Adult Contemporary)

1st PLACE
Daphne Willis
Nashville, TN, USA


Somebody's Someone
 

2nd PLACE
Matt Epp
Owen Sound, ON, Canada


The Sound
 

Americana

1st PLACE
Grace Askew
Memphis, TN, USA


Yours
 

2nd PLACE
Dale Boyle
Montreal, QC, Canada


Gasoline
 

Christian

1st PLACE
Jordan St.Cyr
Niverville, MB, Canada


In My Lifetime
 

2nd PLACE
Emma Mullings
Sydney, NSW, Australia


Skinny Roads
 

Country

1st PLACE
Katrina Burgoyne
Gunnedah, NSW, Australia


When I'm Broken
 

2nd PLACE
Kaylee Rutland
Flower Mound, TX, USA


Pick Me Up
 

EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

1st PLACE
Arc North
Stockholm, Sweden


Meant To Be Ft. Krista Marina
 

2nd PLACE
Sphiral
Helsinki, Finland


Fate Ft. Breana Marin
 

Folk/Singer-Songwriter

1st PLACE
EL Cosgrove
Dalby, QLD, Australia


Nobody's Gettin' Out Alive
 

2nd PLACE
Erick Macek
Bethlehem, PA, USA


You Say
 

Pop/Top 40

1st PLACE
CAPPA
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Next Ex
 

2nd PLACE
SALIO
Tbilisi, Georgia


Lost World
 

R&B/Hip-Hop

1st PLACE
Kris Evans
Manchester, Lancashire, England


N.U.M.B.
 

2nd PLACE
Matt Cue
Detroit, MI, USA


Freedom
 

Rock

1st PLACE
Kid Brother
Leesburg, VA, USA


Good News
 

2nd PLACE
NEEDSHES
Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Time To See
 

Screenshot

1st PLACE
Big Little Lions
Royston, BC, Canada


In The Quieter Times
 

2nd PLACE
IV4
Pretoria, GP, South Africa


When Stars Collide
 

Teen

1st PLACE
Faouzia
Carman, MB, Canada


Knock On My Door
 

2nd PLACE
Reed Deming
San Antonio, TX, USA


I Wish
 

Vocal Performance

1st PLACE
Jamal Moore
Augusta, GA, USA


Why I Love You (You Are So Beautiful)
 

2nd PLACE
Tamar Davis
Houston, TX, USA


Gift Of Goodbye
 

Fandemonium (Online Public Vote)

1st PLACE
Aaron Michael
Peoria, IL, USA


Like Wildfire
 

Win Some Love First Place (Special Promotion)

1st PLACE
Streets Of Laredo
Auckland, New Zealand


Wild
 

Win Some Love Second Place (Special Promotion)

2nd PLACE
The Small Glories
Winnipeg, MB, Canada


No Friend Of Mine
 

Win Some Love Third Place (Special Promotion)

3rd PLACE
Jordan Layne
Dallas, TX, USA


Confetti
 

Triple Play: GET PLAYED WITH DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION (Special Promotion)

1st PLACE
Carly and Martina
Glencoe, IL, USA


Better
 

Triple Play: GET EXPOSED ONLINE (Special Promotion)

1st PLACE
Benjamin Dakota Rogers
Brantford, ON, Canada


The Soldier Song
 

Triple Play: GET PUBLISHED WITH YOUR SONGS (Special Promotion)

1st PLACE
Matt Epp
Owen Sound, ON, Canada


The Sound
 

Triple Play: HIT A HOME RUN WITH YOUR MUSIC (Special Promotion)

1st PLACE
Needshes
Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Time To See
 

HONORABLE MENTION


AAA (Adult Album Alternative)

Air Traffic Controller (Boston, MA, USA)

   

After Party

Bernardus (Lincoln, NE, USA)

   

Asleep

Chasing Giants (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Bad News

Adrian T Bell (Prague, Czech Republic)

   

Blood On My Hands

Sam Shaky (Helsinki, Finland)

   

Don't Let Go

Kick The Robot (Athens, GA, USA)

   

Give Up Give In

Thornetta Davis (Detroit, MI, USA)

   

I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)

Oketo (Lincoln, NE, USA)

   

Like A Child

North Easton (Rockland, ON, Canada)

   

Love Like That

Marc Robillard (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

   

Runnin

BRAVERY (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

Sparkles

David Blair (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

What Am I Worried About

Streets Of Laredo (Auckland, New Zealand)

   

Wild


AC (Adult Contemporary)

ESTICOandGRIFF (Topanga, CA, USA)

   

Break First

Alec Chambers (New York, NY, USA)

   

Completely Crazy

Avoid Dave (Tallinn, Estonia)

   

Dope

Drew Ryn (Chino Valley, AZ, USA)

   

Empire

Jordan Richman, Rayvon Owen (Elk Grove, CA, USA)

   

Halfway Out Of Love

Laura Leighe (Duncan, OK, USA)

   

Howlin' At The Moon

Colleen Brown And Major Love (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

   

I Love All Of You

Lost Stars (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Lost Boys

Greta Salome (Mosfellsbaer, Iceland)

   

Row

Lauren Riley (Cave Creek, AZ, USA)

   

Wanted


Americana

Bradford Loomis (Seattle, WA, USA)

   

Across The Divide

Big Little Lions (Royston, BC, Canada)

   

Against The Wall

Matt Joe Gow (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Bottle It Up, Pass It On

Matt Henry (Bangalow, NSW, Australia)

   

Catch Someday

Luke Nicholson (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Long May He Reign

The Small Glories (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

   

No Friend Of Mine

El Cosgrove (Dalby, QLD, Australia)

   

Nobody's Gettin' Out Alive

Fort Defiance (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Shadows Through A Canyon

Gretta Ziller (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Slaughterhouse Blues

Mitch King (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia)

   

Southerly Change

Pete And The Stray Dogs (Doylestown, PA, USA)

   

Walk Right


Christian

The Lasting Hope (Crothersville, IN, USA)

   

I'm Forgiven

Aaron Michael (Peoria, IL, USA)

   

Like Wildfire

Love Rain (Sallisaw, OK, USA)

   

Love Destiny

Undone (Winters, CA, USA)

   

Made To Dance

Joe Frey (Bennington, VT, USA)

   

Restore My Soul

Swingin Hammers (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Roots

Johan Brits (Cape Town, South Africa)

   

This Must Be Jesus

Jacob Daniel (Sioux Falls, SD, USA)

   

Tidal Wave

Jordan St.Cyr (Niverville, MB, Canada)

   

Victory

Rob Eisner (Reading, Berkshire, England)

   

Your Grace

Rose Ostrowski (Berwick, PA, USA)

   

Your Words


Country

Maggie Baugh (Boca Raton, FL, USA)

   

Ain't Another Love Song

Bryan Thomas (Greeley, CO, USA)

   

Burn It To The Ground

Brad Saunders (Glovertown, NL, Canada)

   

Cut To The Chase

Trevor Panczak (Lethbridge, AB, Canada)

   

For A Girl

Kaylee Bell (Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand)

   

Getting Closer

Noe Palma (Independence, MO, USA)

   

I'll Be Your Whiskey

Myles Nelson (Columbia, SC, USA)

   

I'm Not Your Ex

Lisa Nicole (Castlegar, BC, Canada)

   

Mad About It

McKenzies Mill (West End, NC, USA)

   

Middle Of Nowhere

Sarah Miles (Princeton, NJ, USA)

   

Radio High

Powell Peebles (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

So Far So Good

McKenzies Mill (West End, NC, USA)

   

Willie


EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

Kerbyy (Lillie, Nord, France)

   

Arizona - Oceans Away

Desca, Zimri (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Avenues Ft. Zimri

Karel Ullner (New York, NY, USA)

   

Broken Out

Giles Hayter (London, England)

   

By Streetlight

Dezi K (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

   

Favorite Things

Edward Rose (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)

   

Kingdom Come

AVIATOR (Moscow, Russia)

   

Me & U (Radio Edit)

Dobie (Zagreb, Croatia)

   

My Everything

Starix & Freakpass Ft. Aimi (Leeds, England)

   

No One Else

FHONO (Detroit, MI, USA)

   

On Fire

ALIA & Entheo Ft. Amma Li Grace (San Francisco, CA, USA)

   

Opening

SIKORA (La Crescenta, CA, USA)

   

Rainbow Eyes

UHURU (Southampton, Hampshire, England)

   

Suffocate


Folk/Singer-Songwriter

Big Little Lions (Royston, BC, Canada)

   

Better Than This

Dan Olsen (Torshavn, Faroe Islands)

   

Candy Shop

Brock Zeman (Carleton Place, ON, Canada)

   

Drinks (The Clown)

Nate Ihara (Chantilly, VA, USA)

   

Ghost

Joe McGowan (Charleston, SC, USA)

   

Lock And Key

Geron Hoy (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

   

Lucky

Riley Pearce (Perth, WA, Australia)

   

Outside The Lines

Animal Ventura (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)

   

Same As

Benjamin Dakota Rogers (Brantford, ON, Canada)

   

The Soldier Song

Matt Epp (Owen Sound, ON, Canada)

   

The Sound

Grace Askew (Memphis, TN, USA)

   

Yours


Pop/Top 40

Daniel Levi (Tallinn, Estonia)

   

All I Need

Allie & Ivy (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Best Friends

Sarsha Simone (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Casualty

Laura Leighe (Duncan, OK, USA)

   

Cherry On Top

The Upset Victory (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

   

Don't Give Up The Night

Nate Hall (Waterloo, ON, Canada)

   

Holiday

Mark Klaver (Suffern, NY, USA)

   

I Don't Wanna Live Forever

Steph Porter (Atlanta, GA, USA)

   

Its All Good

Clubhouse (Columbus, OH, USA)

   

Kyra

Ashlinn Gray (Johannesburg, South Africa)

   

Nineteen

The New Electric (Calgary, AB, Canada)

   

Ride This Feeling

IV4 (Pretoria, GP, South Africa)

   

When Stars Collide


R&B/Hip-Hop

Zjal (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

   

Bad Boyz

Reginald William (Fort Washington, MD, USA)

   

Being In Like

K Montana (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

   

Dancing

Keeya (Nassau, Bahamas)

   

Faded

Purp Miya (Atlanta, GA, USA)

   

Look At Me Now

Tin Tenn (Memphis, TN, USA)

   

Lucid Dreams

Rosewood Renegade (Austin, TX, USA)

   

Money Mitch

Absoloot (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

   

Rap It Up

Arique Jackson (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

   

Real Tight Wrist

Chyna V. (Providence, RI, USA)

   

Run Forrest

Rebel Rae (Washington DC, USA)

   

Testament Of Youth

ZupaNova (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Where Dat Weed At

ROB.B (San Diego, CA, USA)

   

Who Do You Think You Are?

ROMY (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

   

Wild Heart

Shismu (Naxxar, Malta)

   

X (Kisses)


Rock

Quiet Streets (Heroldsberg, Bavaria, Germany)

   

14 Years

King No-one (Selby, North Yorkshire, England)

   

Antichrist

The Hollywood Kills (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Break These Chains

Night Argent (Pasco, WA, USA)

   

Dreamcatcher

Robbery Inc. (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Girl I Wanna

The Vanns (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Harder To Find

Flix Highfield (Lubeck, Schleswig - Holstein, Germany)

   

I Found A Friend In You

Random Dogs (Tel Aviv, Gush Dan, Israel)

   

Over The Edge

Will Run Riot (Rockville, MD, USA)

   

Reinvent

Written By Wolves (Auckland, New Zealand)

   

Timebombs And Hurricanes

PHIN (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

You're Saving Me


Screenshot

Allie & Ivy (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Best Friends

ESTICOandGRIFF (Topanga, CA, USA)

   

Break First

Ben Craven (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

   

Critical Mass Part 2

Jono Jones (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

   

Fight Ft. Majesty

Jordan Richman, Rayvon Owen (Elk Grove, CA, USA)

   

Halfway Out Of Love

Tamsin (London, England)

   

Hunter

Jayde Taylor (Port Hope, ON, Canada)

   

Hurts Like Hell

Ships Have Sailed (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

   

Up

Wes Mason (Rockwood, ON, Canada)

   

Worth It

LITEYEARS (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Zeitgeist


Teen

Maggie Baugh (Boca Raton, FL, USA)

   

Ain't Another Love Song

Mozart (Santa Cruz, CA, USA)

   

Ashes

Carly And Martina (Glencoe, IL, USA)

   

Better

Dylan Jacob (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

   

Comin For You

Jordan Layne (Dallas, TX, USA)

   

Confetti

Quinton Cochran (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

Don't Need A Reason

Chloe Adelaide (Henderson, NV, USA)

   

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Tyler Simmons (Toronto, ON, Canada)

   

I'm Already Falling

Mikalyn Hay (Guelph, ON, Canada)

   

Pins And Needles

Sabina Beyli (Baku, Azerbaijan)

   

Ready For Tonight

Violeta Bozanic (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

   

Save This World

Ian Grey (San Antonio, TX, USA)

   

Sleep

Taylor Gayle (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Sophia's Song


Vocal Performance

Thornetta Davis (Detroit, MI, USA)

   

Am I Just A Shadow

Paige Mac (Cape Town, South Africa)

   

Believe

Jeremy Gaynor (Tampa, FL, USA)

   

Believer

Griffith Frank (Topanga, CA, USA)

   

Come Home Soon

Riannti (Jakarta, Indonesia)

   

Free

Dengiyefa Akene (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

   

Get Back Up

Josh Christina (Cockeysville, MD, USA)

   

Kiss Me When You're Sober

Victoria Celestine (Austin, TX, USA)

   

La Vie En Rose

Janet Cull's In The Red (St John's, NL, Canada)

   

Mommy's Boy

Sarah C (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

My World Was You

Elsie And The Vibe (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

   

Riverside

Epps (Memphis, TN, USA)

   

Salt

Taylor Gayle And Clay Shelburn (Nashville, TN, USA)

   

Tattooed Heart


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