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With 729 out of 1740 votes, Band of Nancies wins the You Sing the Who Video contest!

1. Band of Nancies, “The Kids Are Alright” 728 votes 42%
2. Ivan Katz, “Squeezebox” 7 votes 0%
3. Roger that one, “Love, Reign O’er Me” 18 votes 1%
4. gstockton, “Pinball Wizard” 651 votes 37%
5. The Highbeams, “Baba O’Riley” 336 votes 19%

Video Finalists:

Band of Nancies – The Kids are Alright – Winner

Judges Say: These guys ain’t kids! May be my favorite submission…it’s an old song!

VIDEO: “The Kids Are Alright”

The Who Squeezebox—-Solo Acoustic—Ivan Katz

VIDEO: “Squeezebox”

Roger that one – Love Reign O’er Me

Judges say:”I bummed out for the first few seconds, then totally loved it.”

VIDEO: “Love, Reign O’er Me”

gstockton — Pinball Wizard

Judges say: Best guitar playing/sound.

VIDEO: “Pinball Wizard”

The Highbeams – Baba O’Riley

Judges Say: Love that struggling guitar lead throughout the end. Props on the images and approach.

VIDEO: “Baba O’Riley”

The winner will receive four tickets valued at $800 to the Who’s Verizon Center performance on Monday, November 3rd.

Remember: videos must be three minutes or less!

Upload your video to our youtube You Sing the Who group here.

Turn on, tune in, and rock out.

INTRODUCTION. Washington City Paper’s YOU sing The WHO video contest (the “Contest”) gives participants the opportunity to compete for the best video rendition of a Who song. Eligible participants may choose their favorite The Who song and sing it for us on video in three minutes or less.

Washington City Paper reserves the right to choose 5 finalists to compete for the Best Singing Video. Finalist will be judged on content, originality and vocal skills.
5 Finalists will compete online for votes from City paper Readers.
The video with the most votes will receive:

  • Four Tickets for you and your friends to the Who concert at the Verizon Center on Mon, Nov 3, 2008 (valued at $800)

Entry Period: entries will be accepted September 17 – October 15, 2008
Public Voting: Public voting will be held online at washingtoncitypaper.com from October 17- October 23, 2008 at 5:00pm EST.
Winner Notification: Grand Prize winner will be notified on October 24, 2008.

  1. Eligibility. The YOU sing The WHO Video Contest is open only to individuals who: (a) are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and (b) are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry. The YOU sing The WHO Video Contest is subject to all federal, state/provincial, and local laws and regulations and is void outside of the U.S. and where prohibited by law.
  2. Entry Period: entries will be accepted September 17 – October 15, 2008
  3. Video must be 3 minutes or less, including any credits. If entry is longer than 3 minutes only the first 3 minutes will be judged. Video Submissions longer than 3 minutes may be disqualified at discretion of Washington City Paper.
  4. There is no fee to enter the video contest; however, you are responsible for any costs you may incur for creating and submitting your video. By submitting your video, you grant Washington City Paper the right to air or post and use it for any purpose and with appropriate attribution as to its creator and/or source.
  5. Any attempted entry by any means except as permitted in these Official Rules is void. Washington City Paper will not be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, delayed, inaccurate, garbled or illegible entries or materials or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections or availability, or for garbled or jumbled transmissions, or for service provider/Internet/Website/usenet accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention, or for inaccurate capture of any information, or the failure to capture any such information. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
  6. There is no limit on the number of original entries that you may submit; however, you may not submit the same entry more than once. No automated entry or voting devices or programs are permitted. You are solely responsible for the equipment and internet access required to enter or participate in YOU sing The WHO Video Contest. Washington City Paper reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, restrict participation in the YOU sing The WHO Video Contest to any person at any time for any reason and/or to disqualify any entry at any time for any reason. As conditions of entry into a Contest, and by uploading an Entry, each Entrant warrants and represents that uploaded Entry (a) is your original work, (b) has not been previously published, (c) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (d) that you have obtained permission from a person who’s name, likeness or voice is used in the Video or Music and (e) and that publication of the Video or Music via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third party rights. Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless Washington City Paper from any claims to the contrary. The Who music, lyrics and likeness are exempt for the purpose of this contest.
  7. City Paper employees are not eligible for contest
  8. Each eligible entry will be allowed one vote per user per day during the Entry Period (per ip address).
  9. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.
  10. By entering this Contest, and to the extent allowed by law, entrants grant Washington City Paper and each of their affiliates, licensees, promotional partners, and third party marketing entities the absolute right and permission to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, translate, dub, adapt, publish, exploit, and use the content of and elements embodied in the Video Submissions, entries, and the entries themselves, in perpetuity in any and all media, including but not limited to digital and electronic media, computer, audio and audiovisual media (whether now existing or hereafter devised), in any language, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation. Entrants waive and Washington City Paper and each of their affiliates from any and all claims that entrants may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on any claims.