tiny desk contest
tiny desk contest
tiny desk contest

The 2023 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 And Tour!

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., be interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered and go on tour with NPR Music.


Here's where you can watch videos from the musicians who've entered the 2023 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 series producer for Tiny Desk concerts at NPR Music.

Albina Cabrera

Albina Cabrera is a radio host at NPR Member station KEXP in Seattle. She believes in the power of music to connect people regardless of borders, visas or languages.

Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives is a gifted singer and violinist whose sound pulls from R&B, hip-hop and experimental electronic music.

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Sharon Van Etten

Through her cathartic, vulnerable, powerful music, singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has a special way of connecting with listeners.

Baby Rose

Tiny Desk alum Baby Rose is an artist whose R&B music exudes warmth and empathy and showcases her incredible voice.

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Tiny Desk Contest

Entries We Love: Madeleine Kelson, 'The Way I Do'

March 22, 2023 • In this Tiny Desk Contest entry, artists Madeleine Kelson and Evan Phillips perform a moving country ballad about the beauty and mundanity of queer love.
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