Week #10 of The Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition New Year’s Edition was the day after the BIG St Patrick’s Day celebration, but still 10 performers turned out to share their music! 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, plus giveaways kept everyone on their toes. Once everyone performed and the anonymous judge vote was tallied and added to the audience applause score, it was newcomer Alana Cross who won 1st place and the $100 cash. Alana will now move on to 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. 2nd place was awarded to Maddy Ebersole who took home $20 to Stuft Pizza. 3rd place was a tie between Solus Lupus and Wonderwench who both received $20 Stuft Pizza.

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: Ron Taylor, Alan Ehrlich, Mike Sick-boy, Gustavo Gonzalez, Maddy Ebersole, Alana Cross, Kylie Jenkins, Rick Dame, Kameron Laitinen, and Tanya Nunez. I hope to see you all next week! 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.

Remember, only 2 weeks remain before the finals for this session of the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition. It is ALL AGES 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, but may run to 11pm 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