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478 Sings United announces Redemption Round to bring back eight artists eliminated from contest

The “478 Sings United” committee is excited to announce the addition of the “Redemption Round” to the contest. As eight musicians/bands continue to compete for the “478 Sings United” Grand Prize of $2,500, a performance at the opening Mercer Bears football game on September 12th as part of the 2020 Ford Mercer Concert Series, and a chance to record a track at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, eight musicians/bands will return May 25th-29th for the “Redemption Round.” Those eight musicians will all compete for votes in one single competition with the highest vote receiver winning the “Redemption Round.” The winner of the “Redemption Round” will get to open one of the concerts in the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival and record a track at Capricorn Studios in Macon with the extremely talented music producer, Steve Ivey.
 
The “Redemption Round” will be a similar format to the main “478 Sings United” contest with each vote costing voters $1 and those dollars benefiting the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund. The musicians selected for the “Redemption Round” had the highest average votes for the number of rounds they participated in the main contest, “478 Sings United.” In the first two rounds of “478 Sings United” created by United Way of Central Georgia, Mercer University, Visit Macon, 100.9 The Creek and FOX24ABC16, local singers have already helped raise over $37k to benefit the Fund. “478 Sings United” is currently in the 3rd Round with two more rounds to the contest before a Grand Prize Winner is announced.
 
For more information on 478 Sings United, visit here. For more information on the contestants coming back for the “Redemption Round,” click here.
 
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