SANTA MONICA, Calif. — After narrowing down thousands of entries, The Recording Academy announced the Top 5 finalists in the "My Grammy Moment" program today. It now places in the hands of music fans the historic opportunity for unsigned artists to vie for a special performance slot on the 49th annual Grammy Awards with multi-Grammy nominee Justin Timberlake. The public can log on to Yahoo! Music, to view the video submissions, bios and photos of all five hopefuls, and vote for their favorite. ...
Top 5 finalists:
• Jillian Gaudious (25), Long Branch, N.J.
• Jessica (Jessie) James (18), Warner Robins, Ga.
• Africa Miranda (30), Montgomery, Ala.
• Brenda Radney (22), Staten Island, N.Y.
• Robyn Troup (18), Houston, Texas