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Folgers seeking musicians for contest

Gavin DeGraw is working with Folgers to find the next musician behind the company's famous jingle.
Gavin DeGraw is working with Folgers to find the next musician behind the company's famous jingle.
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Attention musicians.

Folgers is hosting its jingle contest and is inviting musicians to participate.

From Johnny Cash’s soulful spin to the upbeat melody of the Rascal Flatts, many have put their spin on “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up” jingle and now Folgers is searching for the next great rendition. Starting Jan. 22, Folgers and award-winning musician and songwriter Gavin DeGraw invite anyone with an affinity for music to submit their own version of the iconic “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup” jingle for the chance to win $25,000.

Individuals and groups of six or fewer are encouraged to submit original video entries from Jan. 22 through Mar. 6 at www.folgers.com/jingle . Entries will be judged based on creativity/originality, musical performance and adherence to creative assignment. The top 10 finalists will have their entries posted online for a nationwide vote from May 15 through June 19.

Over its 28-year history, “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up” jingle has been adapted by numerous nationally-renowned recording artists across various music genres including country, R&B, a cappella and gospel. Composed by Leslie Pearl, the original jingle debuted in 1984 and has since been used in countless advertisements, as ringtones and as the inspiration behind the Folgers Jingle Contest.

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