The Artists To Watch Showcase 2014 Is Here!

January 25, 2014

Just last night the 2014 Artists To Watch Showcase made it’s way to the House of Blues theatre in sunny Los Angeles, CA. The showcase consisted of a bunch of artists that MTV selected as the top “artists to watch” in 2014.

In the showcase’s first year, the very smart people behind MTV dubbed some of 2013’s artists to watch and with that, they did a pretty damn good job. Last year MTV said that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd and Austin Mahone were artists to watch and they were exactly right! This year they have named a few talents that will definitely not go unnoticed in the year to come. They picked, Jake Miller, Tori Kelly, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith and Rixton as some of the biggest artists to watch in 2014. Not only have all of them proven themselves so far, but they are in for a life time of success.

The showcase aired last night with live performances by some of the talented picks of this year, as well as interviews! In fact, Tori Kelly brought up Ariana Grande to perform with her on stage! To host this awesome event, MTV asked Teen Wolf lead actor Tyler Posey to do the job. Posey is a lot of fun and much less scary when not filming for his show… haha. The Teen Wolf star seemed ecstatic to be chosen and he did a great job, especially since it was aired live on!

When it comes to Miss Tori Kelly, she has really made a name for herself in the music industry just recently. When manager Scooter Braun’s recognized her talent, he scooped her up right away and signed her. To be under a SB label is a big deal and she is proving him right when it comes to her talent. Tori released her first EP called Foreword on October 20th, 2013. The EP includes five songs, one of which has gotten a lot of attention. This song in particular is called “Dear No One” and it is a love song about a girl who is “looking for her love”. It is pretty obvious that Tori is going far and all of us at can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.

Tori is just one of the five artists picked this year, all of which really do have a spark to them that needs to be watched this year. The XFactor finalists Fifth Harmony will be on tour with Demi Lovato in selected cities. If you’d like to follow all the artists picked, check out their twitters below:

Tori Kelly: @ToriKelly

Jake Miller: @jakemiller

Fifth Harmony: @FifthHarmony

Rixton: @OfficialRixton

Echosmith: @echosmith

– Alana K. (@alanakellyMD)

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