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via press release:



Public Vote Now Open to Determine Which Band Will Perform Live During

the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert on Jan. 23, Presented by Microsoft Surface


Finalists Chosen By Judging Panel of Top Musical Talent:

Fall Out Boy, Austin Mahone and Emeli Sandé


Jan. 8, 2014 – CBS Interactive today announced the public has just days left to vote on the finalists for the third-annual “GRAMMY® Gig of a Lifetime” contest[i] presented by Microsoft Surface, the official tablet partner of THE 56th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®. The public can vote on to determine which band will win the chance to participate in GRAMMY® Week events, culminating in a live performance as the opening act for the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert featuring 2013’s breakout band, The Neighbourhood.


The finalists were determined by a panel that included top musical talent from different genres – chart-topping rockers Fall Out Boy, MTV VMA “Artist to Watch” winner Austin Mahone and BRIT “Critics Choice” award winner Emeli Sandé. The winning band will be announced on Jan. 17 and flown out to Los Angeles to participate in GRAMMY Week events later that month leading up to a live performance as the opening act for Los Angeles-based alt-rock quintet The Neighbourhood during the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 23.


The public vote is open now through Jan. 10, and the finalists include:



Tickets for the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert are currently on sale via AXS at All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the GRAMMY Museum’s education initiatives.


The winner’s performance will also be available to fans around the globe on-demand via, and the GRAMMY Live mobile apps when GRAMMY Live kicks off on Jan. 26. GRAMMY Live will also feature coverage spanning all the VIP events leading up to THE 56th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS airing live that same evening on the CBS Television Network (8:00-11:30 PM, ET). GRAMMY Live is available online on and, and across the GRAMMY mobile applications. It will include exclusive coverage from GRAMMY Week events, live-streaming of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards pre-telecast red carpet, behind-the-scenes access, and offer music fans second-screen features during the live telecast.


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