Make A Star Season Finale: Original Music Finalists Perform, $10,000 Winner of Web to TV Contest Revealed this Saturday

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Fans of rising rock bands Fools & Horses (Baltimore, Maryland) and Zen Vendetta (Livermore, California) await the results of online votes and judge scores. Make A Star's debut season wraps up on FUSE this Saturday at 10:30AM with the finalists appearing in person.

March is a time of year filled with tournament madness, filling out brackets and voting for your favorite musician in a national competition. But for two upstart rock bands on opposite sides of America, this March is different, as they've found themselves in the spotlight, with music fans around the world casting votes for them.

Fools & Horses, an alternative rock band from Baltimore, Maryland and Zen Vendetta, a hard rock band from the east bay town of Livermore, California are the two groups left in the final match of Make A Star's Original Music contest. Fools & Horses' song "Selfish" and Zen Vendetta's "I'm Alive" had until Sunday March 8th to gain as many fan votes on as they can and hope Make A Star's panel of music industry judges (including legendary A&R executive Russ Regan) give their original songs the higher score. Voting closed on Sunday, and now the world waits for the nationally broadcast season finale for the winner to be revealed.

Watch the Fools & Horses and Zen Vendetta music videos : Make A Star Original Music Finalists

Make A Star, the brainchild of founder Dr. Iman Foroutan, is a competition and contest website ( that has revolutionized the music and talent reality competition concept by linking the internet and television together seamlessly.

Bands and solo artists in all styles of popular and independent music uploaded their music videos on to enter this competition free of charge. With so many competition and social networking websites now available for musicians to promote their music, has stood out by providing a fast-track to national exposure by broadcasting a weekly national TV show in conjunction with the online competition.

Syndicated on FUSE Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM, the Make A Star show highlights dozens of the highest scoring and most unique music videos throughout the competition. Hosts Lynda Halligan and Greg Chard bring a fresh mix of class and cheeky humor to the half-hour show as they recap the latest winners and new music each week. This Saturday's season finale features both finalists in person, as representatives from Fools & Horses and Zen Vendetta journey to Make A Star's southern California studio for the taping, where they'll perform their songs and find out who wins live on set.

Asked to share their thoughts, Fools and Horses' Matt Hutchison, said, "The band is really stoked to have made it this far. Our fans are really rooting us on and couldn't be more thrilled at our success. Zen Vendetta is a fantastic group and 'I'm Alive' is a rockin' song. The guys in the band are also extremely gracious and kind, so we're going into this final round as new and good friends. I'm looking forward to meeting them and coming out to California to the Make a Star HQ!"

Zen Vendetta singer Scott Eckardt and bassist Josh Wolfer echoed similar sentiments, saying that they are "honored to be in this final round with Fools & Horses. In our brief interactions with Matt Hutchison, it was quite evident that he is a genuine and great person. It's gonna be a blast being in the studio with him and the Make a Star crew! Let's make rock n' roll history this weekend!"

The final match is a showdown that e spans both coasts, from the nation's capital to the Golden Gate Bridge. These two distinctly American rock bands bring slightly different flavors of sound and style, but both rock with class and sonic refinement that has taken them to the top of this competition - proving they both have a huge future ahead of them that can only be helped by Make A Star's $10,000 cash prize and national media exposure.

While this hugely successfully Original Music competition is winding to a close, Make A Star is revving up the engines for the spring by launching an Open Mic contest that invites amateurs around the world to sing, play guitar, deliver stand-up comedy, and close to anything else imaginable via webcam to compete for the highest scores and win up to $5,000 in total cash prizes. In a more specific field of talent, Make A Star's new Guitar Star contest offers a $500 cash prize to the best original guitar solo performance.


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