Radio Disney’s Next BIG Thing talent contest has given us some of our favorite musical artists (Shealeigh, Coco Jones, Allstar Weekend, and Hollywood Ending to name a few!), so imagine our excitement when we found out the competition is returning for a fifth season! This year, the stakes are even higher for the contestants. Not only will the winner be the opening act at the N.B.T. finale concert in Los Angeles, but they will also get one of their songs released AND they’ll perform on Disney’s hit show Austin & Ally! Sounds like a dream come true? Definitely. Radio Disney has already chosen the five lucky artists that will compete for fans’ votes, and you can meet all of them below!
1. Chloe and Halle Bailey
These singing and acting sisters from Atlanta, Georgia, already have some famous fans (They were guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!), and they’re sure to gain more on N.B.T. Chloe and Halle, who are 13 and 12 years old, respectively, love covering R&B hits by Beyonce. Check out them singing “Love On Top!”
2. Damien Otchere
16-year-old Damien is a pop and R&B singer and actor, and he can dance, too! He’s originally from Brooklyn, New York. Watch him cover Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” to hear his amazing voice.
3. Elle Winter
Elle is the youngest in the competition at 13 years old, but you wouldn’t know it by her voice! She is a pop singer, songwriter and actress, from New York City. You can watch her belt out Carrie Underwood’s song, “Good Girl,” below.
4. Jack Skuller
Jack, 16 years old, is a rockabilly singer (that’s a cross between rock and country!) from Hoboken, New Jersey. On top of being a fantastic singer, this cutie writes most of his music himself! Watch the video to hear two of his own original songs, and learn about his first ever performance.
5. Katherine Hughes
This 17-year-old acoustic pop singer from New York City can seriously sing, and we love her goofy personality already! In the video below, you can hear her sing one of her favorite songs, “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae.
What do you think of the contestants for season five? Do you have a favorite already? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!!