Congratulations to BOTH The James-Lange Theory and Next Of Kin, who tied to win Semi-Finals Week 3 of ULTIMATE 2011: The RITZ Ybor's Quest for the ULTIMATE Opening Act.
The RITZ Ybor was a packed house last night with not one empty seat in the venue. The audience enthusiastically cheered on Stalling Dawn who did a rocking version of Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me," the Diamond Dolls who performed a dark, electro-synth version of "Piece of Me" and Curbside Goodbye who did a metal rendition of Brit's "Toxic." In the end, it was both The James-Lange Theory with their medley of "Toxic" and "Baby One More Time" and Next Of Kin with their bluesy, funk version of "Oops! I Did It Again" who stumped the judges with their hundreds of cheering fans, who in the end ultimately declared a tie and a victory for both bands.
The James-Lange Theory and Next Of Kin will advance to the August 19 ULTIMATE Finals where they join Week 1 winners The Reverie and Week 2 winners The Ken Apperson Band.
Special thanks to Week 3's panel of judges... Jeremy Gloff, Carole Liparoto (tbt), Lindsay Vitola (Mighty Mongo), Steven Ballard (Bella Danza) and Tim Switzer (The Radiant Group).
Check out The James-Lange Theory on ReverbNation by clicking here and Next Of Kin on Facebook by clicking here and don't miss them at the ULTIMATE 2011 Finals on August 19, 2011 only at The RITZ Ybor.