Week #12 of The Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition was an exciting end to the New Year’s edition! The $100 weekly cash prize for 1st place, fantastic prizes for 2nd and 3rd places, and the new 50% judge vote and 50% audience applause vote, kept the audience on the edge of their seat. Once everyone performed and the anonymous judge vote was tallied and added to the audience applause score, it was Alana Cross who won 1st place and the $100 cash. HOWEVER, because Alana is already in the finals, she agreed to push the 2nd place winners to the finals. In a surprise twist, 2nd place was a tie between Rick Dame and Brandon of Before the Funeral so both moved on to the Grand Finals Wed April 8th. Rick Dame took home 2 movie tickets to the Mary Pickford Theater and Brandon took home $20 to Stuft Pizza and BOTH will now compete in the Grand Finals April 8th for a shot at a 3 day, 2 night trip to Las Vegas from Crater Lake Vodka, a $500 shopping spree at Guitar Center an Artist Development Session with Producer, Ronnie King, an artist spotlight article in Coachella Valley Weekly and a band/artist showcase concert from Morgan James Entertainment.

THANK YOU to ALL of our performers at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition for putting on a great show AND for being so supportive of the other artists: Mike Sick-boy, Mario Estrada, Johnny Carmona, Rick Dame, Gustavo Gonzalez, Kyle Paras, Brandon Richardson, Will Kelly, Alana Cross and Ocean & Me. I hope to see you all April 8th for the Grand Finals! Look for coverage of this week’s event and the announcement of winners in the next issue of Coachella Valley Weekly! SPECIAL THANKS to all of our sponsors: Ronnie King Music, Guitar Center, Crater Lake Vodka, CV Weekly, Morgan James Entertainment, Stuft Pizza, Mary Pickford Theater, Skitzo Kitty and KAM Music Studio.

The next session of the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition will return very soon so make sure to “LIKE” Facebook.com/TiltedKiltOpenMicCompetition for updates! ALL AGES ALLOWED and YOU may compete EVERY week! PLEASE NOTE: Due to our overwhelming number of interested performers, sign in starts at 7pm and will be closed at 7:45pm. BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY and FANS and note that the competition usually ends by 10:30pm so be sure your friends and family know to stay until the end to voice their vote!!! For questions or information about sign-up, please see Facebook.com/TiltedKiltOpenMicCompetition or contact creator and host, Morgan James at MorganAliseJames@gmail.com or (714) 651-1911