Shortlist for alternative Christmas song competition revealed

Audio-Technica has revealed the final shortlisted songs for its alternative Christmas track competition. With the festive season well and truly under way, the audio equipment manufacturer is hoping to find an alternative to the traditional songs which appear at this time of year.

Since launching the competition in October, the organisation has received a range of diverse entries from around the UK and has now whittled this down to just six unique tracks.

The aim of the competition is to seek out fun and vibrant alternatives to the age-old tradition of Christmas carols and songs and the following tracks will compete for the title of most entertaining alternating Christmas song:

1. Santa is a Mod
2. Come Back Ebenezer
3. Jingle Bells
4. Astropets
5. 2010th Noel
6. Ky and The Kassettes

Chairman of the Music Producers Guild and the competition’s judge, Steve Levine, commented on the entrants: “I was really impressed with the standard and variety of the entries to the Alternative Christmas Tune competition.

“From the quirky to the carefully crafted, the tracks demonstrated again what a breadth of musical talent the UK has to offer. It made the shortlisting process very tough, but great fun.”

The judging panel want the public to make the final decision on the best entry by voting for the track they believe should win the top prize of £500 worth of Audio-Technica equipment. The vote closes on Thursday 23rd December.

Harvey Roberts, senior marketing manager at Audio-Technica, added: “When we started this competition we were looking for people to be as creative as possible and really push the boundaries of traditional Christmas music.

“I can safely say we haven’t been disappointed with the standard or number of entries. In fact, we have really been impressed by how British musicians have embraced our idea.”

Watch the submissions now and vote for your favourite. You only have until 23rd December!

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