International Song Contest 2019


The International Song Contest is judged by an independent panel of 8 jurors who are currently part of the Worldwide Blues & Roots Radio team,  they are all active in their music communities in Canada. the USA, the UK and Australia, a number of the jurors sit on regional and national award panels in their respective countries. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted their songs to this years contest, we had a record number of entries from around the world,  


Listed below are the chosen finalists ( 15 ) for each category,  category winners will be announced January 20th.


The overall song contest winner will be chosen from the three winning category finalists and will be announced at the end of January 2020.

Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest 2019 Finalists.​

Band | Duo | Trio Category Finalists

  • The Rank Outsiders - Not The Girl Next Door

  • REAY - Badside​​

  • Prisoner Of Noise - Ghost Road

  • Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar - Chasing Dreams

  • Northern Social - King Of Hearts 

  • Mermaid Avenue - Rise

  • Leaf Rapids - Dear Sister

  • Jennis - Sneak Past The Mirror

  • Erin McCallum - Complicated Woman 

  • Durham County Poets Feat. Dawn Tyler Watson - Help Me To Change

  • Chris Bevington Organization - 61 & 49

  • Cheryl Lescom & The Tucson Choir Boys - Nobody's victim

  • Charm Of Finches - Fish In The Sea 

  • Big Little Lions - Here We Go Again

  • Autumn Breeze - Moments

Category Winner

  • ​To Be Announced January 20th 2020

Female Category Finalists

  • Tina Ross - Empty ( Save It For Me )

  • Sofia Talvik - Wrapped In Paper

  • Sharon Goldman - Migration

  • Sarah Yeo - I'm On My Way 

  • Sandra Sutter - Burn In Me

  • Raina Krangle - My Beautiful Dear

  • Marion Halliday - Rings Around Saturn

  • Marina Florance - Long Way Home

  • Madison Galloway - Can't buy Time

  • Lynne Hanson - Higher Ground

  • Loryn Taggart - In My Company 

  • Kim Moberg - Angels Fly

  • Kae Shelby - Here I Am

  • Izzy Burns - Some Day ( Dream )

  • Emily Walker - Find A New Tomorrow 

Category Winner

  • ​To Be Announced January 20th 2020

Male Category Finalists

  • Woody Woodburn - Better Man Today

  • Willem James Cowan - Old Dog's Howl

  • Ron Lindsay - Kings Of The Waves 

  • Phil Doleman - You Either Care Or You Don't 

  • Matt Zaddy - Brighter Days

  • Mark Crissinger - Believe In Love

  • Marcus Lazarus - Keep Coming Back For More

  • Joe Edwards - Trouble

  • Jimmy Ireland - The Big Tree

  • Henrik Widell - Hold Your Hour ( and Have Another )

  • Dom Martin - Spain To Italy

  • David Scott Weaver - Galveston 

  • Bracken Stone - Leather Jacket

  • Andre Bisson - Is This Happening

  • Alex Seel - Satellites

Top Five In Alphabetical Order

  • Alex Seel - Satellites

  • Andre Bisson - Is This Happening

  • Dom Martin - Spain To Italy

  • Mark Crissinger - Believe In Love

  • Woody Woodburn - Better Man Today

Category Winner

  • ​Andre Bisson - Is This Happening

Overall Winner 2018

Thornetta Davis - I Believe ( Everything Gonna Be Alright )

The Blues & Roots Radio Award for international Song Of The Year 2018 winner

Thornetta Davis hails from Detroit, Michigan, USA and has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world. Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more, backed by her great band of Detroit Musicians. She is the recipient of 30 Detroit Music Awards plus many other accolades, in 2015 she was crowned ' Detroits Queen Of The Blues ' 

Music video for I Believe performed by Thornetta Davis. Copyright (C)  Sweet Mama Records 

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