There was so much talent among the over 150 Tiny Desk Contest entries from Massachusetts that it was tough to choose our favorites. But after a lot of listening and much consideration, our panelists cast their votes, and produced this incredible crop of finalists: 16 of the finest unsigned musicians and songwriters our state has to offer.
In the coming weeks, our panel will select a Grand Prize winner from among the finalists, earning them a coveted slot at the WERS Wicked Good Festival on Aug. 18, alongside headliners like Bleachers and Buffalo Tom.
While our judges deliberate, we wanted to give you a chance to weigh in, too. Watch the entries below, and vote for your favorite from among the 16 finalists. (Skip down to vote.) The Fan Favorite wins a gig at WBUR’s new performance space, CitySpace, which is scheduled to debut in 2019.
We're only counting on vote per person. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday, July 8.
Watch the finalists' entries:
Alisa Amador: "Talkin' "
Natty Energy: "The Onion Song"
BAERD: "Need A Ship"
Josh Richard: "The Maze"
Aubrey Haddard: "I Should Know Better"
Gentle Temper: "Teeth For Diamonds"
Noelle Micarelli: "The Weatherman"
Billy Wylder: "Fourth Of July"
Kerrin Connolly: "It's A Conspiracy"
Makadi: "Count Your Blessings"
Oompa: "Got Damned"
TATYANA ft. Matilda Gratt: "Better This Way"
Rachel Laitman Band: "The Well"
All Eyes On Me: "Time To Feel Alright"
Eleanor Elektra: "Watchdog"