Remember that contest to ?
Twenty-two people submitted entries and five have been chosen as finalists.
To determine the winner, the contest sponsor, the West Hollywood Marketing and Visitors Bureau, is asking for your help.
Videos to the five songs are up the bureau’s Facebook page. Go there to watch each of the five and then vote on which one is the best.
“We have five great finalists and now it’s up to the public to pick the winner,” says Kristen Tzcinski, who’s overseeing the original song contest, part of the bureau’s Summer of Music campaign.
The five songs are:
- “Welcome Me Home (West Hollywood)”by Kristy Hanson
- “WeHo” by Taylor Mackall
- “Meet Me on the Westside” by Pete Rosales
- “(Party Like An) Earthquake” by Shane Aschnbrenner
- “Why Don't We Go to West Hollywood” by Nerds & Jerks
Voting runs through Sunday at midnight. You can vote once a day.
The five songs are a mix of styles – ballads to upbeat – and range in length from one minute long to almost four minutes. The contest’s only requirements for entries were that the song had to incorporate the words “West Hollywood” and capture the essence, the soul, the spirit of the city.
The winner will be flown to West Hollywood for the Sunset Strip Music Festival, held Aug. 16-18.
The winner will also receive $1,000 in cash, a four-night stay at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, VIP access to the Sunset Strip Music Festival, tickets to the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theater, a VIP tour of Los Angeles and a “rock-star makeover.”
Second place winner receives $500 while the third place winner gets $250.