CBS's GRAMMY 'Gig of a Lifetime' Contest Announces Finalists

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CBS's GRAMMY 'Gig of a Lifetime' Contest Announces Finalists

CBS Interactive today announced the public has just days left to vote on the finalists for the third-annual "GRAMMY® Gig of a Lifetime" contest[i] presented by Microsoft Surface, the official tablet partner of THE 56th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®. The public can vote on CBS.com/GRAMMYGig to determine which band will win the chance to participate in GRAMMY® Week events, culminating in a live performance as the opening act for the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert featuring 2013's breakout band, The Neighbourhood.

The finalists were determined by a panel that included top musical talent from different genres - chart-topping rockers Fall Out Boy, MTV VMA "Artist to Watch" winner Austin Mahone and BRIT "Critics Choice" award winner Emeli Sandé. The winning band will be announced on Jan. 17 and flown out to Los Angeles to participate in GRAMMY Week events later that month leading up to a live performance as the opening act for Los Angeles-based alt-rock quintet The Neighbourhood during the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 23.

The public vote is open now through Jan. 10, and the finalists include:

· And By Love

· Aria

· Barrett Baber

· Bean

· Briar Rabbit

· Charlie Patton's War

· Devin K

· Fairview

· Fame or Juliet

· For The Foxes

· Gone By Sunset

· Hunter Wolfe and ARE

· Katie Ekin

· Katie Perkins

· Life Down Here

· Lovebettie

· Maragold

· Masha

· Matt Bacnis Band

· Medic

· New Alliance

· NGHBRS

· No Dice

· Paris Ray

· Prince Muziq aka Mista Muziq

· Quincy Vidal




More On: CBS, MTV, Austin Mahone, The Neighbourhood,

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