Meet the 12 AMPED semifinalists

Round 2 voting is Aug. 12-26

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Twelve semifinalists are headed to round two in The Augusta Chronicle’s AMPED: Music Contest. Round 2 voting begins Monday, Aug.12 and ends Monday, Aug. 26, at augustachronicle.com/AMPED.

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Listen to the original songs and vote once for your favorite three. The three popular-vote picks and three critics’ picks will advance to the final round to perform at the Official Sky City Preview Show and in the finals on stage for the crowd at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Here are the 12 semifinalists (in random order, with artists, song title and description) selected from the 31 original song entries:

D. Blaze – Day Dreaming, piano-driven hip-hop

The Remedy How We Roll, Christian roadhouse rock

GarrickShe’s a Beauty, heavy Southern rock

Mike Frost and Lauren Meccia – I Don’t Need You (But I Want You), funky jazz fusion

Eskimojitos Golden Gate, melodic rock

Ella J SuperStar, empowered R&B

She N SheSecrets, acoustic folk rock

The WackadoosObama Lama, bluesy novelty

Dallas Duff Perfect Ten, electric country rock

Chris HardyShe’s a Loud Thinker, quirky acoustic rock

Dayz to Come Everything, contemporary Christian rock

Robin Dixon and the Midnight Moon BandIt Ain’t Gonna, bluesy barroom rock

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