Congrats to the January 2014 Make A Star winners. Tensheds is the new Music Video winner with “Go Out On The Weekend”. An exceptionally talented artist from England, we’re proud to feature this song as the best music video for the month. Indian singer TaEager wins the Best Song contest with “Ride of Life”. Both artists take home $100 cash prizes for their wins.
Music Video : Tensheds “Go Out On The Weekend”
Tensheds sprang to prominence in 2011 with the release of his second album Crazy Beautiful, which received exceptional reviews from Mojo, Uncut, Blues Matters and many other respected journals of the UK music press. Initially trained as a classical pianist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, he forged this classical training with his love of blues and rock n roll to create a sound described as “Tom Waits and Jerry Lee Lewis’ love child”.
Best Song : TaEager ft Hell Harv, Surbhi “Ride of Life”
This hip-hop collective from New Delhi, India takes the Best Song title. Engineering student TaEager formed this group with friends from his classes and the group has put their intelligence to good use as they record, mix and master their recordings all on their own. Blending their rap background with a built-for-the-dancefloor trance sound, they hope to reach a worldwide audience and are well on their way.
The first playoffs for the previous three monthly winners of the Stand Up Comic, Sing in 30 Seconds and Rap Battle contests went off last week, as Elijah Cross, Perry Kurtz and Kristina Rose all took home $100 cash prizes.
Stand Up Comic Playoff : Elijah Cross
Elijah Cross is a multi-talented artist honing his craft as a musician, comedian and magician. Originally from San Diego, he now calls Pennsylvania home after spending time up and down the East Coast. While he plans to soon release an album of music, it’s his intelligent brand of comedy that won his first Make A Star $100 cash prize.
Rap Battle Playoff : Perry Kurtz
Continuing in our theme of cross-genre wins, Perry Kurtz is a comedian by craft who wins the first Rap Battle playoff for a $100 cash prize with this wild afternoon party performance that must be seen to be believed. A winner of two previous Stand Up Comic titles, Perry shared the stage with Robin Williams at San Francisco comedy clubs in the 1980s and eventually went on national comedy club tours averaging 30 to 40 weeks of work a year. He also made a recent appearance on America’s Got Talent.
Sing in 30 Seconds Playoff : Kristina Rose
Teen singer Kristina Rose from Long Island, New York takes the $100 Sing in 30 Seconds playoff crown with her a cappella performance of Demi Lovato’s “Catch Me”. Singing and dancing since she was just 2 years old, she gained the attention of Justin Bieber in 2012 on twitter with a dance performance that has gained over 97,000 views. Born without a full left arm, this young woman is well on her way to inspiring people around the world with her many talents.
Congrats to all of last month’s Best Song finalists, who won their respective categories for the month, and our latest Comedy, Sing in 30 and Rap winners, who now await the next playoffs in April. Listen to all of these great songs and so many more right now!
Male Solo Artist : Rene Saucier “Winter of my Life”
Female Solo Artist : Lisa Polizzi “Why”
Instrumental : Mario Pompetti “Pasadena Sunset”
Sing in 30 Seconds: Wild Bill
Rap Battle: Krishna R
Stand Up Comic: Guy Copland