Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Portland Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. We had a record number of submissions from Portland (70!) thanks so much for the overwhelming response!
After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in her/his own scene.
Total submissions from Portland: 70.
Jurors: Jurors: Michelle Bacon (The Deli KC), Roxy Morrison (The Deli Toronto), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).
Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:
1. The Lower 48 - 7.8 (out of 10)
2. Just Lions - 7.6
2. Jackson Boone - 7.6
4. Dirty Revival - 7.5
4. Jeffrey Martin - 7.5
4. The Binary Marketing Show - 7.5
4. Anna Tivel - 7.5
8. Kool Stuff Katie - 7.3
8. Mermaid in China - 7.3
9. Mothertapes - 7.16
Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5)
Future Historians, Dogheart, Souvenir Driver, Foxy Lemon, Talkative, LiquidLight, Ezza Rose, Neka & Kahlo, The Adaptive.
WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We have already unveiled full list of nominees that also includes the artists nominated by our local jurors (see left column here). It's now time for our readers to influence this Year End Poll for Emerging Portland Artists with their vote - look out for th readers' poll on the right column of this same page!
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