Week #8 of The Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition New Year’s edition was a great night for newcomers! Between the new $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, the competitors were ready to give it their all. Plus, giveaways from the Mary Pickford Theater such as hats, t-shirts, and movie tickets got the audience riled up. Once everyone performed and the anonymous judge vote was tallied and added to the audience applause score, it was Porsia Camille who won 1st place and $100 cash. The stunning vocalist 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 Sabrina & Ernest who took home a gift card to Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill. 3rd place was awarded to Solus Lupus who decided on an hour vocal lesson from Kara Aubrey Music.

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: Daniel aka The Puppet, Will Kelly, Jim Holiday, Mike Sick-boy, Porsia Camille, Kyle Paras, Richard Finn, Sanjeetha, Jason Romero, Sabrina Diaz, Ernest Nunez, and Gustavo Gonzalez. 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, the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition is ALL AGES and runs EVERY WEDNESDAY. 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 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