BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - Round Two of the Intel® 2013 Superstars Competition is now complete. There were over 1,500 submissions and 50,000 votes, with four artists from four different genres -- Country, Singer-Songwriter, Hip-Hop & Rap, and Electronic -- being awarded a deluxe home studio prize package. The 2013 Round Two winners are:

Country: Stanford Joel (Charleston, South Carolina)
Singer-Songwriter: Addambongg (New York, NY)
Hip-Hop & Rap: KooL CrAzE (Fredericksburg, VA)
Electronic: E Live (Berkeley, CA)

They will each receive a prize package that includes products from Gibson Guitars, Blue Microphones, Orange Amps, Creative Labs, HMDX, Sonos, V-MODA, as well as an Intel-powered Ultrabook™. Additionally, they will compete in Round Three of the competition. Damon Waller, Managing Director at Orange Music Electronic Co. Ltd, says, "Here at Orange Amplification we are passionate about music, and to be involved with the Intel Superstars Competition is just one way in which we can help young and upcoming artists and musicians to fulfill their dreams."

Round Three of the Intel Superstars Competition has begun and runs through December 15th, 2013 at 12:00 PM ET. The top 20 artists from each of the following 8 categories are facing off to see who will make the final cut: Rock, Pop, Latin, R&B, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Hip-Hop & Rap, and Electronic. Your vote could be the one that launches the next great artist to superstardom. Head to and vote today!

The final top 20-ranked artists will be submitted to Round Four, in which a panel of judges will select one Grand Prize winner, on or about December 20, 2013.

The industry panel will be made up of music experts and professionals, including Austin Renfroe (winner, 2011 Intel Superstar), Jason Ienner (Manager, Hot Chelle Rae and Haerts), Bruce Tyler (Industry Executive, former EVP at Sony), Tommy Page (Pandora VP of Artist and Brand Partnerships), Brian Nolan (Senior Director, Creative Agency - Columbia Records), Justin Lassen (Producer, Nihil Studios), Mike Rivet (Sr. Marketing Manager at Intel), and Scott Janovitz (Director of Community at The panelists will determine the Grand Prize winner using a standard set of criteria: presentation, originality and creativity, melody, vocal ability, lyrics, and entertainment value.

Please visit for the "Intel 2013 Superstars Competition" official rules, which include details regarding eligibility, the fan judging schedule, as well as a complete list of all the fantastic prizes to be awarded.

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