Round 2 in 2014's AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest is complete and the 12 semifinalists have been narrowed to the top six acts (in random order:
Coriander Blue – Carolina
The Vellotones – Lace Dress
Ca$h Bled$oe – Baby Says Bling's the Thing
Livingroom Legends – Got Your Love
Hound of Goshen – Cordoba
Cayla Madison – Lullabye
HEAR THEM IN CONCERT
The six finalists, three chosen by popular vote and three critics’ picks, will compete live for the AMPED title on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.
Before that, you can hear them live at the Official Sky City AMPED Preview Show on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
2013 AMPED: A LOOK BACK
The Remedy, a contemporary Christian rock act, and its original song How We Roll took first place in The Augusta Chronicle's 2013 AMPED Music Contest on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.
And, for the first time in the 11 years of the contest, judges awarded a tie - to Eskimojitos, for Golden Gate, and She N She, for Secrets - to round out the top three.
Judges Brian Allen, Joe Graves and Dr. Samir Khleif selected the winner and two runners-up based on a 20-minute performance. To make it to the finals, the top six acts survived two rounds of online voting.
The three remaining finalists were D. Blaze with Day Dreaming, Dallas Duff with Perfect Ten and Chris Hardy with She's A Loud Thinker.
2013 AMPED FINALISTS
The Remedy - Winner
Eskimojitos - Tied For Second
She N She - Tied For Second
D. Blaze - Finalist
Chris Hardy - Finalist
Dallas Duff - Finalist
SLIDESHOW: View more photos from the event
2012 AMPED: A LOOK BACK