tiny desk contest

The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest is officially closed, and we're so grateful for all the entries we received this year.

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 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 2021 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 producer for Tiny Desk concerts at NPR Music.

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Jewly Hight

Jewly is a music critic and journalist based in Nashville. She’s also an NPR Music contributor and the Editorial Director of WNXP.

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John Morrison

John is a DJ and freelance journalist from Philadelphia. He also hosts the monthly hip-hop show Culture Cypher Radio on WXPN.

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Linda Diaz

Linda is a singer-songwriter from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She won the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest and is a co-host of the PBS musical education series Sound Field.

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Phoebe Bridgers

Having performed as a solo artist and as a member of the groups boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center, Phoebe is alum of the Tiny Desk a few times over. As a singer-songwriter, she’s beloved for her knack for poetic detail and biting wit.

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Tobe Nwigwe

A Nigerian-American singer and rapper hailing from Houston, Tobe is known for his undeniable attention to detail and powerful sense of purpose.

See the Latest

All Songs Considered

Watch The First Entry To The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

May 12, 2021 • The first 2021 Contest entry comes from Minneapolis songwriter (and three-time entrant) Kahlen. If you've got big dreams of playing a Tiny Desk concert, we're accepting entries until June 7.
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