AMPED music contest semifinalists announced

Second round of voting to begin Aug. 14

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The first round of voting in the AMPED: The Augusta Chronicle Music Contest has ended. Here are the 12 semifinalists (in random order):

What Is Love by Volume – Lovestruck hip-hop

Stuck In Time by Bethany Kathleen – Delicate heartbreak ballad

I Will (I Do) by Craig Hendricks – Simple acoustic love song

Leaving Me Hanging by Celia Gary – Lovelorn acoustic ballad

Let Her Hair Down by County Line – Acoustic country

Gene & Roy by Wade Teston – Nostalgic ode to boyhood heroes

Dancing the Shoreline by Grizzly Harris – Acoustic rock ballad

Delia Jones by Julie Farris – Haunted country folk

Evangeline by Jesup Dolly – Outlaw Americana rock

Best Shot by Results May Vary – Uptempo power pop

Love Didn’t Mean A Thing by Fayth Hope – Celebratory R&B love song

Homegrown by Mama Says – Soulful rock

Semi-final voting will take place Aug. 14-27 online at www.augustachronicle.com/AMPED and six acts – three selected by popular vote and three critic’s picks, will go on to the finals at the Arts In the Heart of Augusta festival on Sept. 15.

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rocklandwriter
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rocklandwriter 08/10/12 - 03:52 pm
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CONGRATULATIONS!

GRATZ to all the winners ~ and a very special gratz to Craig Hendricks for I Will (I Do) ~ beautiful love song! Cannot wait for the next voting to begin!

Never give up on your dreams! Just to reach out and give it a try is a win for everyone! I am happy for those who are now facing the semi-finals, but those of you who did not make it, do not let go of your dreams; I have always told my children if you do not try, you will never know. And even the best of singers, writers etc got many rejections before they got their first break. GRATZ to everyone!

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STAK 08/07/12 - 09:01 pm
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Hey Now!

Best of luck to everyone....JESUP DOLLY for the WIN!

Mongoose
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Mongoose 08/08/12 - 03:34 pm
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Winners!

Congratulations to all of you 12, and congratulations to the ones that didn't make the final 12. Remember your an original and should be proud that you had the ability to write a song. Your effort should not be discounted, I along with others I'm sure felt as though their favorite songwriter should have made it in, but, chin up...keep going Never Give Up.

rocklandwriter
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rocklandwriter 08/10/12 - 03:51 pm
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Agree with Mongoose

Never give up on your dreams! Just to reach out and give it a try is a win for everyone! I am happy for those who are now facing the semi-finals, but those of you who did not make it, do not let go of your dreams; I have always told my children if you do not try, you will never know. And even the best of singers, writers etc got many rejections before they got their first break. GRATZ to everyone!

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