Remember this guy? IZZY? The winner of this year’s Kollaboration New York and the opening act for Clara C this past weekend (how the heck did you miss that?!)?
Well, Kollaboration family and friends, even though our 2013 show is (sadly) over, IZZY‘s journey to superstardom is just beginning — but he needs your awesome energy and support to make it so.
Starting TODAY, TUESDAY, OCT. 15, IZZY is up against 12 other finalists from around the nation, vying for a chance to head to L.A.’s huge Kollaboration Starfinale, where he’ll get the chance to represent New York City in all its infinite amazingness. And YOU can send him there. How? Easy: Just vote online here, like so:
Voting closes on THURSDAY, OCT. 17, so make sure to get your votes in there! Show IZZY, NYC, and all things good (read: Kollaboration!) some love — and we’ll love you right back.
…and that’s a WRAP!! A huge, heartfelt congratulations to IZZY MAN, our 2013 Kollaboration New York winner (and bona fide NYC hustla) for his amazing VMA-worthy performance at our eighth annual show on Saturday night. The Queens-born rapper left it all out on the stage, and will receive $1,000 plus the opportunity to open for Clara C at her show in October, PLUS the chance to compete in November’s Kollaboration Star finale in L.A.!
An enormous congratulations also to the Super Piano Brothers, who took home the runner-up prize for the night with their incredible dueling piano performance.
We’ll be releasing a bigger run-down of the show in the next few days (along with a little behind-the-scenes footage of our staff and show!), so be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, roll with us on Tumblr and check back right here on the site for all of your latest Kollaboration New York news.
And a big, big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our show and after party this weekend. We had a blast (we’re still recouping) and hope you did too!
And now, to introduce your lovely judges for the evening, the individuals who’ll be deciding which deserving finalist will win the $1,000 grand prize and the chance to open for Clara C at her show this October!
After months of planning, auditioning, filming, meeting, scheming (and of course, grubbin’), Kollaboration New York is so proud to bring you our biggest-ever, eighth annual talent showcase and competition this Saturday, Sept. 28. Make sure to grab your tickets HERE to reserve your spot!
And after the party is the, well, AFTERPARTY, which will be held at SLATE NYC(54 West 21st St., between 5th and 6th Aves.) from 10 p.m. til late. No cover at the door (just say “Kollaboration”), but do make sure to dress to impress.
We also want to introduce y’all to a few VIPs that you’ll get the chance to meet at Saturday’s show — namely, your emcees for the evening!
By now, we’ve become so accustomed to spelling Kollaboration with a, well, “K,” that any other way looks wrong (see: above title). But in the interest of maintaining our knack for spelling, grammar, and all things bookish, we’re trying to transition back into normal spelling standards.
And what better way to do that than by featuring a few of the awesome collaborations that have come out of Kollaboration in recent years, and with a reminder that in addition to the $1,000 prize that awaits the winner of Saturday’s Kollaboration New York 8 is a chance to open for fellow Kollab alum (and YouTube sensation) Clara C at her show on Saturday, Oct. 12?
That’s no small win! Read on for some awesome throwback (and current!) collaborations between some of Kollaboration’s family of finalists (and speaking of collaboration, check out the video ad above from our media partners at Myx TV!).