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MEET THE SEMI-FINAL ELIMINATION ROUND CONTESTANTS


Feb 8 | Upcoming Dates TBA

 

 

The contestants chosen from Phase I will perform at a semi-final elimination round at Ike's Riverside. They'll battle in front of  a live audience and will be judged by high profile music industry representatives, prior Voice and Apollo contestants, and military personnel.

Upcoming BGTS Contestants

B.B.W.

Both growing up in a small village, Highland Falls,N.Y, the two women wrote music, sang and made their own choreography together. For Tsunamii, she realized how strong her passion for music was when her older sister, who also had a love for music, was tragically murdered at just the young age of seven. From that day forward, Tsunamii made it her mission to make sure her sisters death counted for something. The tragic event molded Tsunamii into the Artist that she is today.  On the other hand, Gemini started out with a passion for dance. She spent a lot of time performing in local talent shows with friends and getting choreography ideas from her mother. On her free time, she would write music in the comfort of her own room. The idea of becoming a group began in 2008 after the first time she heard Tsunamii sing. From then on, she spent more time perfecting her writing and paying close attention to structuring songs for the group.


The image that B.B.W would like to convey to the world is, the uplifting of women while showing love to the men. You can expect a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop, and Rap being produced by the B.B.W group!

BRIA THE ARTIST

Not your average millennial—26-year-old Bria The Artist, is a singer/songwriter, producer, painter, sketch artist and poet based in Westchester, NY… Not to mention, she makes her own beats! This renaissance woman balances music and visual arts, sometimes combining her meticulously nuanced soulful sounds with live artwork, drawing her audience out of reality and into her dimension. Having written music alongside Soul Train Award-winning Nicole Henry, Bria The Artist has also released her own album, Moon Swings in August 2019. The international artist is on a 10-city promotional tour ending in December 2019— her last stop being in Dubai.

ROSIE DEANGELO

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Every song tells a story, and that’s what Rosie does best. A singer-songwriter from Mahopac, NY, Rosie wrote her first song at the age of 4 on her toy keyboard. Since then, she’s evolved into an artist with a style that spans multiple genres. With lyrics that paint pictures and melodies that get stuck in your head, Rosie’s captivating songs will take you on a journey from start to finish. Her debut EP will be available Summer of 2020.

TAYLA REES

Tayla Rees is a talented 19yr old young lady who draws you into her world with her sultry voice, lyrics engaging heart and tenacity for life.  It is evident this Singer/Songwriter/Actress/Model has music brewing in her soul that flows through her veins since birth.  She is a Pop artist with multiple “Flavas” with the gift of melody that stays with you.  She has been performing since 10yrs old as both a Solo artist and with her many bands including TAJ.  Tayla Rees has built her resume independently working with producers and artists recording her songs as well as other’s. She has acted, sang and performed in music videos and was an intern on set for a NYC Producer. She has been an extra on TV shows Law & Order SVU and Unforgettable and In 2015 & 2017, she performed at Bethel Woods singing with Foreigner and a local venue with Jessica Lynn.  She’s currently working on her first album.

UNLIMITED PRAISE

We are a mother/daughter duo- Trunda and Tiara. We are a contemporary, out of the box worship group. The songs that we write stem from real life issues with real life victories from God. We have recorded 2 Eps: Unlimited Praise & Intimacy (In To Me See), and 2 singles: No Worries & Free Your Mind. Originally from Highland Falls, NY, we now reside in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Every song that the Lord gives us has a purpose and a plan to go beyond the 4 walls of the church and reach the lost.

February 8 Contestants

BRIAN LOUIS

My name is Brian Louis and I’m a singer/songwriter. An electrician by trade as well. I was born in New Orleans in 1978 premature. I was in an incubator for a long time and then put in an orphanage. My mother was running the streets and on drugs. She left me in the hospital and told my family I died so they wouldn’t go get me. My father was her pimp and he told her to leave me in the hospital. My mother was shot the day I was born and that caused my early birth. I was adopted in 1980 and move to New Rochelle NY. Not much of a childhood to say the least. A lot of violence and abandonment as well as being raped and molested. Music has always been therapeutic for me, so I started singing along with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson albums. I’m currently an electrician and have my own company with high hopes of finally getting my musical break.

DAVE DIEDRICH

Dave Diedrich is a Singer-Songwriter living in Peekskill NY. His unique style and versatility have enabled him to create music in multiple genres. Dave has recorded everything from musical comedy, blues, pop/rock albums to children’s music albums. Dave also does work for non-profit organizations like “Music That Heals” which has allowed him to play music for Children at Maimonides Medical Center, ADAPT (formally United Cerebral Palsy Foundation), Howard Haber Early Learning Center and Elizabeth Seton Children’s Pediatric Center. Dave is also a full time Realtor, so when he’s not selling music, he is selling houses.

JAISA WITIT

This is Jasia. Awkward on many different levels, music has always been her escape. Growing up with 60's soul and spoken word. In high school philharmonic and wind ensemble, Jasia rediscovered her love through classical music as a percussionist. Finding the balance between freedom of expression and technique, hrt style flows in its own lane. As a 26-year-old singer/song writer most of Jasia's music has yet to be heard until recently. 

JAMESEARLWOODZ

JamesEarlWoodz CEO and Artist of Beat Taggaz™ Record Label/ Rap Group which was started as a group of friends who rapped in a basement, to now internationally-selling music. Everything this team does is with pride in doing ourselves, with very limited outsourcing. James does most of the promotion, booking of shows/management, clothing design and do all graphic design for Beat Taggaz™with help from his business partner and artist Farka$.On hand, they have 4 different music studios including mine in Beacon, and 3 others which can be located in Pleasant Valley, Hyde Park, and Pennsylvania. They have 3 music producers including JamesEarlWoodz , Verdictbeatz(DJ Verict) and IamHimbeats(Jonzkid), 4 music engineers including Farka$, DJ Verdict, Jonzkid and myself and all together are a group of 6. JamesEarlWoodz is currently working on a debut Ep called South Hills and is looking to further his brand by any means necessary. JamesEarlWoodz is not just a rapper he is an entrepreneur and developed a sound that combines the heart of hip hop lyrics mixed with the current sound of today's hip hop.

JAQUON WELCH

Jaquon Welch born February 22, 1991 in Albany, NY and was raised in Peekskill, NY. He has been singing and performing since the tender age of 3. His musical background started out in church and he continued to grow and flourish from there. He then began singing in school choruses and professional choirs. He has placed in talent shows, made through many auditions for various shows such as X-Factor, American Idol, The Voice, and Sunday's Best. He was also a part of “The Dean’s List Tour” where he had the privilege to travel around different cities and colleges performing his own original
Music. He recently made it to the Super Top Dog competition for Amateur Night at the Apollo, where he placed 1st many times. Now he is currently working towards a music career perfecting the styles of R&B/Soul/Pop and Gospel. He is in the studio writing and recording his own songs and hopes to make it big and won’t stop until he makes it.

RAQUEL & THE WILDFLOWERS

A high-energy blend of Classic Rock and Current Country, Raquel & The Wildflowers is an original band based out of the Hudson Valley. Their music is a reminiscent of classics like The Eagles and Queen, while staying true to today’s country styles, like Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Gretchen Wilson and Brad Paisley. The magic began when Raquel’s first song, “Run Towards the Highway”, charted #32 on DRT top 50 Country Airplay charts in 2018. In 2019, the band made its public debut and since then, they’ve been going nonstop. This past summer, the band opened for multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, award winning band Skeeter Creek and performed at NashSkill Music Festival. Next summer they will be hitting the road on their first tour to perform at Country Fest 2020, featuring Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, and more. This fun and friendly close-knit crew is only getting started, and they can’t wait for what comes next!

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