2012 Florida GRAMMY Showcase Finalists Announced

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Congratulations to our 2012 Florida GRAMMY Showcase finalists!  The following six artists have been selected to perform at the event:

Chris Alvarado

Chloe Dolandis


Sovereign Soldiers



The Florida Chapter and the 2012 Florida GRAMMY Showcase screening committee thank all of the artists who entered the sixth edition of the Florida GRAMMY Showcase and congratulate the finalists and semifinalists. Chosen from 250 entrants, the six finalists will appear live at the showcase presented April 18 at The Social in Orlando, Fla., at the opening night of the Florida Music Festival & Conference 2012. Finalists will perform live in front of a music industry audience and compete for valuable artist development packages.

GRAMMY Showcases throughout various cities have built a successful track record of helping to expose new and emerging talent. Acts that have gone on to major label record deals include Saliva and the North Mississippi Allstars, who appeared in a past Mid-South GRAMMY Showcase. Jessi Alexander was signed to MCA Nashville and Matt Jenkins to Universal South Records after becoming Nashville GRAMMY Showcase finalists. Florida’s 2008 runner-up Johnny Bulford won the $100,000 first place prize in the Colgate Country Showdown in Nashville and 2005 finalist Francesca Battistelli was signed to Fervent/Word-Curb and was also a GRAMMY nominee at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2010.

Special thanks to our sponsors:  Artist Relations, Axis, Birchmore Group, Boom, CAD Audio, Cleartone, Complete Production Resources, FilMiami, Full Sail,  GTC Media, IK Multimedia, iRig MIC, iRig MIX, iKlip Studio, Miktek Audio, Morrisound, PreSonus, SAE, Sam Ash Music, SESAC, SFL Music Magazine, Reprocd.com, Sonicbids,T-RackS 3 Deluxe and presenting partner FMF2012. 

We are also pleased to recognize this year’s Florida GRAMMY Showcase semi-finalists:

Tayler Buono, Chris Alvy Band, Jill's Cashbox, Tarek Kasmi, Emily Kopp, Llamabeats, My Only Hero, Samantha Natalie, Rich Kid Sound System, Robert Elias & The Revenge, Sail By The Stars, Select Start, Cat Shell, Stockholm, The Anytime, The Baron Sisters, The Dropa Stone and Camryn Wessner.


*For more information see press release attached.