Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Chicago Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. We had a record number of submissions from Chicago this year - 90! - 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 his/her own scene.
Total submissions from Chicago: 90
Jurors: Natan Press (The Deli DC), Terra James Jura (The Deli Nashville), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).
Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:
1. Gramps the Vamp - 8 (out of 10)
2. Secret Colours - 7.5
3. Sunjacket - 7.33
4. SMOKER - 7.16
4. Purrple - 7.16
4. LWKY - 7.16
Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5)
The Avantist, COUGAR ISLAND, MISTER SUIT, Will Phalen, Impulsive Hearts, Absolutely Not, Dial In, the Textiles, My My My, Frances Luke Accord.
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 Chicago Artists with their vote - look out for th readers' poll on the right column of this same page!
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