2010 Results

.:  Top Winners of Past Years

2010 - Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmonds

2009 - Sarah Lonsert, Jonathan George & Jami Templeton

2008 - Jordan Zevon, Jordan Summers & Morty Coyle

2007 - Ari Gold, Joe Hogue 'JOJOHO' & Sean Petersen

2006 - Vikki Simpson (of the Waifs)

2005 - Hakim Young

2004 - Patrice Pike, Wayne Sutton, Sean Phillips & Darrell Phillips

2003 - Gabriel Mann

2002 - Sarah Lewis (of Jag Star)

2001 - Steve Tannen

2000 - Jonathan Kingham

1999 - Adrianne Gonzelez

1997 - Lisa McCormick

1998 - Steffani Bennett

1996 - Jan Anderson

Youngest Winners
Sarah Lonsert (17 Years Old), youngest first prize winner and also youngest Overall Grand Prize Winner in 2009

Kate Voegele (18 Years Old), won 1st Prize in 2005

2010 Results

UPDATE: Here are the list of winners of the 2010 USA Songwriting Competition. Congratulations to our winners and finalists! We would like to thank all entrants, sponsors & judges. Please come back to see updates on details on the winners. 

 

 

 

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE: 

Alannah Myles

Give Me Love - Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmonds; Toronto, CANADA


OVERALL 2nd PRIZE: 

Ken Hirsch

Is that So Bad - Ken Hirsch, Rosie Casey, Peter Roberts & Hillary Podell; Los Angeles, CA


OVERALL 3rd PRIZE: 

ASON, USA Songwriting Competition Winner

Be Inspired - (T. Custis & T. Haddon) Ason; Upper Marlboro, MD

 

FIRST PRIZES IN EACH CATEGORY

1st Prize - LATIN

Estás en mí - Miriam Durán & Daniel Vilá; Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

 

1st Prize – LYRICS

Hot Coals - Sherri Gough; Nashville, TN

 

1st Prize – R&B

Retail - Branden Abeyta; Denver, CO

 

1st Prize – DANCE/ELECTRONICA

Can't Keep It A Secret - Jacinta Brondgeest, Anthony Moran & Warren Rigg Largosa; Sydney, AUSTRALIA

 

1st Prize – FOLK

The Mistress - Amelia Curran; Toronto, CANADA

 

1st Prize – COUNTRY

Lighthouse - Chaise Flanders & Doug Stokes; Nashville, TN

 

1st Prize – ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

Give Me Love - Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmonds – Toronto, CANADA

 

1st Prize – POP

Is that So Bad - Ken Hirsch, Rosie Casey, Peter Roberts & Hillary Podell; Los Angeles, CA

 

1st Prize – HIP-HOP/RAP

Be Inspired - (T. Custis, T. Haddon) Ason; Upper Marlboro, MD

 

1st Prize – WORLD

Deix - Tais Alvarenga & Mauricio Herszkowicz, BRAZIL

 

1st Prize – INSTRUMENTAL

Light Longing - Catya Maré; Beverly Hills, CA

 

1st Prize – JAZZ

The Angels Share - Don Breithaupt & Jeff Breithaupt; Bolton, ON, CANADA

 

1st Prize – GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL

More - Raleigh Hall & Gordon Chambers; Jamaica, NY

 

1st Prize - NOVELTY/COMEDY

I'm Allergic To My Job - Drew Jacobs; Latham, NY

 

1st Prize – CHILDREN

Honey Bee - Tina Jones & Dinah Desrochers; Gabriola Island, BC, CANADA

 

 

 

Honorable Mention Awards

1. Kiss My Rainy Day Away - Jenn Bostic & Charlie Hutto; Nashville, TN

2. Hypnotize - Leandro Dannug; Quezon City, PHILIPPINES

3. Hechizo - (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) Jacqueline Grace; San Diego, CA

4. Good Goodbye - Erin Casey; Boston, MA

5. Who Will Find Me - Adrina Thorpe; Costa Mesa, CA

6. Stay With Me - Dave Merenda; Los Angeles, CA

7. Saturday in June - Robert Gillies; Scotland, UK

8. Red Shoes - Edie Carey, Boston, MA

9. Drink You Away - Nikki Shae, Mark Zubek; Ontario, CANADA

10. Citadel - (Vreny Van Elslande, David Crocco & Cela Scott) Icky's Ego ; Los Angeles, CA

11. Do You Want To? - (Kyle, Chris Lowe, Scott Romig) Dexter Freebish; Austin, TX

12. Unraveling - Liz Longley; Downingtown, PA

13. LA Sky - Matthew Murphy, Sara Haze & Michelle Atkinson; South Euclid, OH

14. Distract Me From My Hustle - Joycia Ramsey (MzSKANDALOUZ); Daytona Beach, FL

15. Baba Yetu (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir) - Christopher Tin; Los Angeles, CA

16. Song For Sheila - Ellsworth McMeen; Sparta, NJ

17. Sanctuary - Helle Hansen; Copenhagen, DENMARK

18. I am Wordless - Tonya Poe, David Garcia, Wayne Smotherman; Pittsburg, KS

19. Mrs Santa Claws - Bette Anderson; Oakford, IN

20. You, Me and O.P. - James Struthers; Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

 

 

LIST OF FINALISTS of 2010 USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION:

Category/Song Title             Songwriter(s) name(s)


DANCE/ELECTRONICA

Who Will Find Me Adrina Thorpe
Oh The Pain Sarah Lonsert & Duane Thomas
Ocean Michael Ashanti
Just a Lie Trina Lattanzio
Stay With Me Dave Merenda
Ragdoll Jeff Porter
I'll Find A Way Brian Kent
Who's Gonna Get All My Love David Mann
Contagious Letecia Hampton
Can't Keep It A Secret Jacinta Brongeest, Tony Moran & Warren Largaso Rigg
So Close To Heaven John Rushton

 


ROCK/ALTERNATIVE

Heartbreaker's Lane Tom Schreck & Stacy VanderVoorste
Farley Jason Burns & Invisible
Give Me Love Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmonds
Citadel Vreny Van Elslande
Train Tracks Tucker Spitzer
Tie Your Hands Dave D'aranjo, Yaniv 'Neve' Chen, Angshu Chatterjee,, Uwe Vogel, Sammy Arvis
The Ballad of Ian Curtis Luke Doucet
Rock & Roll City (Ole Reinert Berg-Olsen) ORBO & The Longshots
Honor Among Thieves (Bob Pressner) Bob Pressner Band
Do You Want To? (Kyle, Chris Lowe, Scott Romig) Dexter Freebish
Make You (Andrew Mitchell & Denny Soliday) Sixpin



LATIN

De Nuevo En Tus Brazos Axel S Ortiz
Vuelve AA Mi Cecilia Contreras
Callate Jim William Mooney
Indescriptible Enrique Mancebo
Robame un Beso Julie Tecupae
Vuela Javi Olivencia
Estás en mí Miriam Durán & Daniel Vilá
ME ENAMORE JORGE URIBE
Hechizo (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) Jacqueline Grace
Añoranza (Claudia García) Cloud



POP

Is that So Bad Ken Hirsch, Rosie Casey, Peter Roberts & Hillary Podell
Run John Langan, Chuck Smith & Michelle Dupwe
Unraveling Liz Longley
Overdrive Meghan Trainor
Magic Renald Francoeur
Supernatural Mylin Stoddard
No Boyfriend Nicole Brunker, Greg Gerard, and Ryan Rossebo
Stutter Natascha Hagen
LA Sky Matthew Murphy, Sara Haze & Michelle Atkinson
Man Of My Dreams Amanda Brecker
Surround Me
Sarah McMullen, Jonathan George & Raumin Tadayon

 

HIP-HOP

Riot Starter Sefu Musisa
Distract Me From My Hustle Joycia Ramsey (MzSKANDALOUZ)
Streets To Nowhere John C Weber
Made Up My Mind Dave D'aranjo, Dave Aaron (D.A.), Jeanne French, Yaniv 'Neve' Chen, Angshu Chatterjee,, Uwe Vogel, Sammy Arvis
Be Inspired (T. Custis, T. Haddon) Ason
Porn No More Brandon "BRAN NU" Stephens
Who I Am Aaron Rodgers
I Need A Drank Maskerade, Blak Bond
Still Livin Joe Fife
TheWorld3 Imad Alhamad

 

CHILDREN

You Can Make A Difference Jordan Kamalu
If You Were You Peter Lenton
At Sunnyside School Peter Lenton
Kalico Kat's Jug Band Marla Lewis
Come What May (Allile's Lullaby) John D Visconti
You, Me and O.P. James Struthers
I'm A Rock Star Joanie Leeds
Happy Pants Jeff Eisenberg
Letter Hunt Claus Madsen
Honey Bee

Tina Jones

 

WORLD

The Poacher Robespierre
Planeta Jaime Wilensky
Kmo Shir Chadash Maor Shefer
Deix Tais Alvarenga
Baba Yetu (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir) Christopher Tin
Potchefstroom Francois Mulder
IL SOGNO Jami Templeton & GHARAH PK DEGEDDINGSEZE
Loving You (Kees Dieffenthaller, Tessanne Chin and Kasey Phillips) Kes the Band
Katakanlah Amirah Ali
Smoke's Risin' Leni Stern

 

LYRICS ONLY

Grave Matters Helle Hansen
Six Feet Above Hell Mary Shannon Campbell
Good Goodbye Erin Casey
Life's A Beautiful Song Lon Conklin
Birch Tree Michael Everett
Paint Yourself Free Tonni Riley
Haunted Sherri Gough
Hot Coals Sherri Gough
Will Anyone Remember? Dale Boyle
Thrilling Days Of Yesteryear Mark Stepakoff

 

NOVELTY/COMEDY

What Do Ya Do (After Ya Screw) Steve Mackall
Gloria (Robespierre) Franz Mang
Asshole Mayon Weeks
Grocery Coupon Greg Trafidlo & Ron Sowell
They Should Be Paying Me Roger Brittain
I Can't Rhyme Lanny Sherwin
The Paper Shredder Lu Mitchell & Catch-23
I'm Allergic To My Job Drew Jacobs
WILD WEST SALON Bill DiLuigi, Tim Maggart & Kathy Eidson
Mrs Santa Claws BETTE ANDERSON

 

JAZZ

A Cool Kinda Blue Robert Marino
Throw It On The Heap Helle Hansen
Sanctuary Helle Hansen
Cayenne Helle Hansen
Love And Understanding Jean M McClain
One of Those Nights Matt Cusson
The Angels Share Don Breithaupt & Jeff Breithaupt
How I Love The Rain KEN HIRSCH & ROSIE CASEY
Stay For A Minute Erin Boheme & Guy Chambers
THAT VOODOO THING YOU DO Gwen Greenway
Hummingbird Steve Raybine

 

Instrumental

Enchanted Paul Donnelly
Winter In Berlin Dewi Puspita
Heaven And Earth John D Visconti
From despair to glory Eduardo de la Iglesia Nieto
Vorizo The Marc Atkinson Trio
Light Longing Catya Maré
The Fall Dan Schrage
Song For Sheila Ellsworth McMeen
Matia mou Omorfa Lefteris Mikalis
Tribal Tommy Osuna

 

R&B

Hold On Heda Rose
Don't Leave Me Byunghyun You & Sean Hudson
No Motion Crystal Anderson
My Regret Benjamin Groff, Banky Wellington & Staley Ekure
Hypnotize Leandro Dannug
Retail Branden Abeyta
Bedrock Ashleigh Eymann
Show Me How You Do It (Paul Anthony Gonzalez) Paul Anthony
Vicious Circle Michael Rosso
Stutter
Trina Lattanzio

 

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL

More Raleigh Hall & Gordon Chambers
I'm Giving Up Jamie White
Better Nathan Brumley
Messiah Eric Ossebaar
Holy Days Wanda Simmons-Rue
Rise Up Lazarus Katie Miner
Mesmerising John Newsome
The Lions Laid Down Dennis Nealy
I am Wordless Tonya Poe, David Garcia, Wayne Smotherman
No More Chains Rebekah Faith, Nick Coetzee

 

FOLK

Peace of Mind Chris Volpe
I Never Sang For Noone But Myself Tom Schreck
Lowlands Robyn Landis
Red Shoes Edie Carey
Town that Time Forgot Terry Penney
No Solid Ground Simon Spire
The Ransom (Lisa MacIsaac & Brenley MacEachern) Madison Violet
Saturday in June Robert Gillies
The Mistress Amelia Curran
Be A Man 

Justin Rutledge & Michael Ondaatje

Blue Mountain Whiskey Colin McCaffrey

 

COUNTRY

Red Dress Brian Bonds & Paul Jolley
Jamaican Bakin' Geoff Hammond & Dan Potvin "Nash"
Sexy Is What Sexy Does Shirley Eikhard
Old Sam Red Sherri Gough & Jesse Wray
It's All In How You Look At It Kyle Level & David Banning
You Got A Hold Of Me Jamie Delko & Eric Paslay
LIGHTHOUSE Chaise Flanders & Doug Stokes
The Mask Liz Miller & Randy Boudreaux
Drink You Away Nikki Shae, Mark Zubek
Kiss My Rainy Day Away Jenn Bostic & Charlie Hutto
Love And Only Love Lorna Flowers & P. Barton

 

 

 

 

ENTRANTS WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF SONGS PLACED IN THE FINALS

Helle Hansen
 Denmark 4 songs
Hawksley Workman Canada 3 Songs
Sherri Gough
 USA 3 Songs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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