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Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf is a livestream series featuring the very best 2020 Contest entries, picked by our judges. Episodes air live on NPR Music’s YouTube channel, every Thursday at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT. You can learn more – and sign up to get weekly reminders when our episodes are going live — at topshelf.nprpresents.org.

This week’s episode features Quinn Christopherson, 2020 Contest judge and winner of the 2019 Contest

Tune in on 7/9, when Bob will discuss even more great entries with Tarik Moody of Radio Milwaukee.

Click here to learn more about Tiny Desk concerts and the Tiny Desk Contest.

Stay Tuned For The Winner

We’re watching every single entry right now and will announce the winner here soon!

The winner will play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C. and be interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered.

Watch the Entries

Here's where you can watch videos from the musicians who've entered the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Find your band's entry, or just have a look around at what everyone's been creating. 

Meet the judges

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Bob Boilen

Bob hosts NPR Music's All Songs Considered and is a creator of the Tiny Desk series.

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Bobby Carter

Bobby is the Associate Producer for Tiny Desk concerts at NPR Music.

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Raina Douris

Raina Douris is an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario and a host of WXPN’s World Cafe.

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Tarik Moody

Tarik is the evening music host and digital manager for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. He also hosts a weekly show called The Rhythm Lab.

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Quinn Christopherson

Quinn Christopherson is an Athabaskan and Inupiaq songwriter. He won the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest thanks to his earnest, stirringly personal music.

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Brittany Howard

A magnetic singer and songwriter, Brittany makes powerful music that tells stories with vision and empathy.

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Gina Chavez

Gina is a Latin pop singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas whose music showcases openness and warmth.

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