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After two weeks of intense voting by fans and the general public, Premier Festivals announces the Top 5 Finalists in the Spirit Song and Kingsfest Talent Competitions. There were several very close races for the top 5. Daylight Burning surged ahead in votes over the weekend and took the No. 5 place from Rooted Deep, which ended with 766 votes, in the Kingsfest contest. In Spirit Song. Building Nations made it into the top 5 with just 12 more votes than the sixth place Lakeshore.

Here are the final results:

 Top Five Finalists For Kingsfest:

Band   Votes

1.Sincerely Jude1,829 
2.AMP1,656 
3.Hallel H.P.1,530 
4.FM Williams Band1,264 
5.Daylight Burning1,258 

 Top Five Finalists For Spirit Song:

 BandVotes 
1.Brandon Gilliam3,831 
2.Mosteller2,450 
3.Hour62,209 
4.Matter of Fact1,762 
5.Building Nations1,692 

Congratulations to the top five in each contest. The finalists in each contest are now being judged by a panel of music industry professionals. Premier Festivals will announce the judges later today! The winner  in each competition will be announced this week, as soon as the artist/band can be notified.

"With nearly 80 bands competing, we were floored by the level of talent and dedication in these indie competitions," said Richard Young, director of Premier Festivals. "We were also excited to see the level of participation by these bands' fans and the hometown support they received. We wish all the competitors the very best that God has for you in ministry."