TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger than the Storm, a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness about the Jersey Shore's recovery, announced today the three finalists for the Jersey Shore Soundoff—a statewide music contest for local musicians to write and record an original song that could become New Jersey's next summer anthem. Stronger than the Storm, with the help of consumer votes and its celebrity judges including Adam Blackstone, Evan Lipschutz, Jay Barnings and ELEW are excited to reveal the three deserving finalists to the Garden State. Congratulations to "Jersey Strong" by After the Reign, "Come On Down" by Jojo Sueta and Bob Smith, and "The Jersey Shore" by Andrew Warren.
With more than 236 entries submitted from residents all over New Jersey, it was a tough and rigorous process for the esteemed panel of judges. However, now that the three finalists have been selected, New Jersey is ready to rock out to its new summer song and showcase its grand prize winner.
"The level of talent and emotion behind these submissions was extremely inspiring," said Adam Blackstone. "These songs truly embraced the best of New Jersey and the Jersey Shore. Choosing my favorites was no easy task, but I'm very excited to see who the winner will be. No matter who performs, I'm sure New Jersey will be singing along."
With the selection of the three finalists, voting is now underway through August 25th, with the grand prize winner being announced on August 26th. Fans can cast their votes online once a day. Please check Strongerthanthestorm.com or our Facebook page for specific information about the September 7th concert.
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About Stronger than the Storm
Stronger than the Storm is a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness of the new Jersey Shore's recovery from Superstorm Sandy in an effort to support tourism and local businesses. The campaign encourages New Jerseyans and potential visitors to come to the Jersey Shore, support local businesses, as they are ready and have reopened their doors. Managed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and with support from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the campaign highlights the region's ongoing recovery preparedness for the summer of 2013 tourist season. The Jersey Shore represents the largest portion of New Jersey's $38 billion tourism industry and is a major source of jobs and economic activity for the state. In addition to being a central component of the state's economy and work force, the Jersey Shore is also one of our nation's great environmental and recreational treasures. For more information and to learn more about community resources and exciting events taking place at the Jersey Shore this summer, please visit www.strongerthanthestorm.com.
SOURCE Stronger than the Storm