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2016 Pensacola Beach Song Contest Results

We had an incredible batch of songs and writers this year, including: Vama, a rock band from Romania who entered via Reverbnation and Layla Khepri, a young rapper from Maryland. Thanks to all who entered for supporting the Pensacola Songwriters Festival.

Top Ten

  1. Grand Prize: Bonnie Warren: Paint
  2. Jayne Sachs: Heart That Speaks
  3. Linda Moroziuk: Skin
  4. Dianne Hammer: No One Knows
  5. Vama: Memories Now
  6. Noel Gama: Blind Vision
  7. Dan O'Rourke: Watch it Burn
  8. Layla Khepri: Pray For Me
  9. Debbie Pascarella: The Fire I Can't Put Out
  10. Rachel Lipsky: Ready, Set Whiskey

Honorable Mentions

  • Sasha Aaron: Ghost in This Town
  • Bonnie Warren: Real Love Next Time
  • JR Hemingway: Children of Survivors
  • Carlene Thissen: Farm Town
  • Ashton Clark: Turn to Ash
  • Emily Faith: Meet in the Middle
  • Riley Bria: Shotgun
  • Kelsie May: Fool For You
Remember: Entries are now open for the Frank Brown Song Contest at www.globalsongwriters.com with the biggest EVER prize package. Give your favorite songwriter the perfect Holiday gift by purchasing an entry (or several) for their best songs and/or give your own songs a little something by entering today. All entries receive a score sheet and evaluation.
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