For the last four years, Eventful has teamed up with Z100 to find Z100’s next Hometown Hero: an unsigned New York-area band or solo artist who has what it takes to make it with New York’s Hit Music Station. The winning artist or band will play live on stage at the Z100 & Coca-Cola All Access Lounge at Hammerstein Ballroom, the pre-event to the legendary Z100’s Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2014. Z100 had the difficult task of narrowing the Top 25 artists to a slim list of 5 finalists.

These artists need your votes! Top 5 voting ends on 12/2/14 at 11:59 Pm ET. Spread the word, and Demand it!

Colt Kucker

Singing and playing guitar since the young age of ten, Colt’s musical style can be described as pop or alternative pop/rock. Colt writes his own original songs, and is inspired by artists such as One Republic, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. Aside from recording career, Colt is also a 5 time Junior Olympic gymnast training for the 2016 Olympic games. Regarding his passion for music, Colt has said, “What can I say. I was born with music inside of me. Music is one of my parts. Like my brain, my heart, and my blood, music flows within me. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water.”

Lexxi Saal

Lexxi is a 17-year old singer/songwriter from New York who lives by the motto, “Do one thing every day that makes someone else happy.” Lexxi is the founder of www.LexxiLoves.org, a website that provides love and support to children in foster care. She also is a speaker for BeatItBully.com, raising awareness about the damaging effects of bullying. She is an extremely passionate person, and puts forth one hundred percent into everything that she does.

Pros & iCons

Formed in January 2013, Pros & iCons is made up of Joseph Mastando, Lenny Morales, and Nicholas Yurisak. Fusing pop with rock and elevating the two into an artistically pleasing and intellectual hybrid, their music explores the pains of heartbreak, the thirst for success, and the nostalgia of youth. Quoted from the band, “Our music will blend the pros and cons of life into an emotionally driven roller coaster with us—the musicians, the artists, the iCons—as the vessel. This has become the most promising and productive group, and we want nothing more than to show you exactly what that means through our music.”

Sydney Kayne

Sydney began playing the acoustic guitar at the young age of six. By seven she was entertaining friends and family with original songs, and now at the age of fifteen, her talents have continued to mature and develop. Sydney has performed in many theater productions over the years, but her true passion has always been singing and songwriting. She experiments with many different genres and styles, and continues to sing and perform whenever she gets the opportunity.

T-WIZ

This 16-year old’s talent was recognized early on by his father/producer DowJones. T-WIZ released his first mixtape “Music Makes Me High” in December 2013, and is set to release his second this winter alongside his highly anticipated first album/EP. He has toured and performed in various cities with some of today’s hottest HipHop artists, and plans on touring again in the near future.