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Our judges are combing through the amazing videos you sent us to find the next great Tiny Desk performer.

While we’re busy with that, you can watch videos from this year's entrants.

Stay Tuned For The Winner

We’re watching every single entry right now and will announce the winner here in May.

The winner will:

  • Play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
  • Tour the United States with NPR and Blue Microphones.

watch the entries

Here's where you can watch videos from the musicians who've entered the 2019 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 concert series.

 

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Rodney Carmichael

Rodney is NPR Music's hip-hop staff writer.

 


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Abbie Gobeli

Abbie is a DJ at KEXP in Seattle.

 


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Raul Campos

Raul is a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles.

 


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Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus is a rising indie-rock star known for her warm voice and powerfully emotive lyrics.

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Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell is a cutting-edge Americana musician and former member of the Drive-By Truckers beloved for his narrative songcraft.

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Ledisi

Ledisi is a veteran R&B and jazz singer-songwriter with a dazzling vocal range.


See the Latest

All Songs Considered

Announcing The Winner Of The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

September 14, 2021 • Picking one winner from thousands of amazing entries wasn't easy. But one singer-songwriter rose to the top, with a song about rooting yourself in nature that stopped our judges in their tracks.
NPR
Read more on All Songs Considered

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