FameCast Unveils Season One Top 10 Finalists

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Online Artist Discovery and Entertainment Community Attracted Artists from across America to Compete for a Chance at Stardom

The public has voted and now that we are nearing the Season One live finals show the cash payoff and national exposure are within grasp.

After two months and three rounds of tough competition by more than eight hundred artists across six stages and voting by more than eighteen thousand fans, FameCast, the first online talent competition designed to find America's best new artists, today announced the top ten finalists for each of the six stages comprising Season One. Artists from around the country who have moved on to the top ten will now compete to be a top five finalist and battle for the grand prize during six live finalists shows in Austin, TX April 9-14. The live shows will be webcast for the viewing audience to cast their votes for the winner on each stage. The grand prize winners on each stage will win $10,000 and global exposure.

"Many great up and coming artists across America have competed in Season One, but now the competition really heats up with the top ten battling on each stage for their chance to make it to the finals in Austin, TX," said Kent Savage, Founder and CEO of FameCast. "The public has voted and now that we are nearing the Season One live finals show the cash payoff and national exposure are within grasp."

Top Ten FameCast Finalists:

Pop - Subrosa Union, El Paso/Austin, TX; Paul Jones, Seattle, WA; Grisel, El Paso/Austin, TX; Angela Carnegie New York, NY; The Fishermen, Washington, D.C.; Robbie Hazen, Hollywood, FL; Barry Harris, Philadelphia, PA; Soundscape Soul, New York, NY; Kristin Kay, Hillsdale, MI; Andrew Heller, Austin, TX and Lisa Tyndall, Chicago, IL.

Rock - Pushmonkey, Austin, TX; Leaving July, Austin, TX; The Earthtone Players, Austin, TX; Copasetic, Coral Springs, FL; Shifted Fate, Houston, TX; Kill the Complex, Los Angeles, CA; JunkBox, Milwaukee, WI; Matt Austin, Detroit, MI; Starchild, San Antonio, TX and Dirtknap, Milwaukee, WI.

R&B - Melissa Suzanne, Orange County, CA; Smoke E. Digglera, Louisville, KY; RO, Washington, D.C.; Ryan Pugal, Honolulu, HI; Tyler Eschmann, Racine, WI; Keandra Ewing, Dallas, TX; Julia Huff & Her Company Band, Chicago, IL; EnTyce, Dallas, TX; Gospel Silvertones and Leyah Salfina, St. Louis, MO.

Country - Anthony Andrews, Frankfort, MI ; Lisa Whitley, Houston, TX; Luke Foster Band, Broken Arrow, OK; Eric Michael Hopper, Buford, GA; Devin Claycomb, Bedford County, PA: Jim Fowler, Jacksonville, FL; Strumero, Austin, TX; Scott Wood & the Kyle Project, San Marcos, TX; David Romero, Austin, TX; and Marthia Sides, Virginia Beach, VA.

Hip Hop - Cupcake, Seattle, WA; SOE Real, Austin, TX; Rock Star, New York, NY; Philly Ruckus, Philadelphia, PA; Blitz, Austin, TX; Los & Kocst, Sacramento, CA; Round Table Union, San Antonio, TX; Shivermetimbers, Michigan City, IN; Fresh Boogie, Vallejo, CA and 20Bello, Washington, D.C.

Comedy - Rob Little, Pinconning, MI; Aaron Hughes, San Diego, CA; Wix Wichmann, Erlanger, KY; Mark Gonzalez, San Diego, CA; Stuart Swanson, Oceanside, CA; Erik Knowles, San Diego, CA; Dean Taylor, Honolulu, HI; Matt Kazam, Washington, DC; Crazy Courtney, Omaha, NE; and Dax Jordan, Portland, OR.

FameCast is an artist discovery and entertainment community providing a nationwide, seasonal competition whereby an online audience determines tomorrow's big stars. FameCast was founded to showcase legitimate artists who have yet to be discovered and whom the audience deems to be worthy of stardom. The FameCast online competition and community will provide contestants the ability to connect with and grow a national audience and compete to become a FameCast Fēnom and win the grand prize worth $10,000 and global exposure.

About FameCast

Born in Austin, TX, the Live Music Capital of the World, FameCast is the first online contest designed to find America's best new talent. Knowing that lack of exposure is what keeps some of our best artists in the shadows, we aim to shine the spotlight on those that have what it takes, but have lacked the breaks. For more information visit http://www.famecast.com.


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