Six battles. Five boroughs. One ultimate winner.

Our talent quest is back for a fifth season! We're looking for this year's best undiscovered performer in New York City. Hundreds entered, only 60 were chosen to take part. They compete in monthly Borough Battles live in The Greene Space, emceed by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. The five borough winners, determined by audience vote, will be sent to the Ultimate Battle on June 27.

They'll also get live feedback from award-winning artists, radio hosts and music executives, including: Helga Davis, of Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach and a Q2 Music contributing host; Alicia Olatuja, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir soloist; producers Nick Sansano and Bob Power; Hardcore-Soul Queen Tamar-kali; producer/singer/songwriter Eren Cannata; President of The Black Rock Coalition LaRonda Davis; A&R Executive at RCA Records Lindsey Cook and others. These musical acts will compete for bragging rights and huge prizes — including a showcase performance at the famous Apollo Theater's Amateur Night

Keep track of the latest below and on Twitter with #TGSBattle

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On-Demand Video: The Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 27, 2014

It's the ultimate showdown! Hundreds of up-and-coming musical acts entered, 60 were chosen to compete and now voters have picked our five finalists. One musical act representing each of New York City's five boroughs will compete on Friday, June 27—but only one can take the crown.

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Behind the Music: Meet the Bands Competing in the 2014 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hundreds of up-and-coming acts from across all musical genres entered our fifth annual talent quest. Just over 60 were selected to battle in borough-by-borough competitions. Now, only five bands representing each of New York City's boroughs are left standing in the 2014 Battle of the Boroughs. 

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Battle of the Boroughs: Brooklyn Winner

Monday, June 16, 2014

Twelve undiscovered musical acts from Brooklyn competed on The Greene Space's stage during a live concert on June 6, 2014. Then, voters chose their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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Vote for Brooklyn's Best Band!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Brooklyn's best?

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Watch: Brooklyn Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 06, 2014

It's the Battle for Brooklyn! Twelve undiscovered musical acts will compete. Only one can be crowned the borough's best and go on to the citywide showdown: the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island Winner

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nine undiscovered musical acts from Staten Island competed on The Greene Space's stage during a live concert on May 2, 2014. Then, voters chose their top five. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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Vote for Staten Island's Best Band!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best?

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Watch Live and Vote: Staten Island Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, May 02, 2014

It's the Battle for Staten Island! Nine undiscovered musical acts will compete. Only one can be crowned the borough's best and go on to the citywide showdown. 

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Battle of the Boroughs: Bronx Winner

Monday, April 14, 2014

Eleven undiscovered musical acts from the Bronx competed during a live concert on April 4, 2014. Then, voters whittled those down to their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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Vote for the Bronx's Best Band

Monday, April 07, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned the Bronx's best? Vote by midnight on Sunday, April 13.

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Watch Live and Vote: Bronx Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, April 04, 2014

It's the Battle for the Bronx! Eleven undiscovered musical acts will compete. Only one can be crowned the borough's best and go on to the citywide showdown. Watch live and vote at 7:30pm ET.

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Battle of the Boroughs: Queens Winner

Monday, March 17, 2014

Twelve musical acts from Queens competed during a live concert on March 7, 2014. Then, voters picked their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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Vote for Queens' Best Band

Monday, March 10, 2014

Which of these five up-and-coming musical acts should be crowned Queens' best? Watch their performances, then vote for your favorite by Sunday, March 16 at 11:59pm ET.

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Watch Live and Vote: Queens Battle of the Boroughs

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

It's the Battle for Queens! Twelve undiscovered musical acts will compete. Only one can be crowned the borough's best and go on to the citywide showdown. Watch live and vote!

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Battle of the Boroughs: Manhattan Winner

Monday, February 17, 2014

Twelve musical acts from across Manhattan competed during a live concert on February 7, 2014. Then, voters picked their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one band standing.

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Vote for Manhattan's Best Band

Monday, February 10, 2014

Which of these five undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Manhattan's best? Watch their performances, then vote for your favorite by Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11:59pm ET

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Watch Live and Vote: Manhattan Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, February 07, 2014

It's the Battle for Manhattan! Twelve undiscovered musical acts will compete, but only one can go on to represent the borough in our final showdown, the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. 

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2014 Battle of the Boroughs: The Contestants

Friday, January 10, 2014

Six shows. Five boroughs. One ultimate winner. Our citywide talent quest is back for a fifth season! See which musical acts were chosen for this year's competition.

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Online Submissions: Battle of the Boroughs 2014

Friday, October 04, 2013

Be heard! Win prizes! Represent your borough! All genres are welcome in our fifth annual citywide talent quest.

UPDATE: The deadline to enter has passed. See the list of this year's contestants.   

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Live Auditions: Battle of the Boroughs 2014

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Got talent? The Greene Space is looking for NYC's best undiscovered performers across all genres. We're holding live auditions in all five boroughs for the fifth season of our citywide talent quest. 

UPDATE: The deadline to enter has passed. See the list of this year's contestants here.

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