The Next Big Thing 2007
Listen to The Final of The Next Big Thing on The Beat, BBC World Service
Find out how Yunasi became the Next Big Thing 2007
Hear all the finalists perform!
Listen to The Next Big Thing final part one
Listen to The Next Big Thing final part two
BBC World Service is looking for the future of music.
All the entries have now been whittled down to a shortlist of just five bands and artists. They are:
Click here to find out what our global panel of music experts had to say about them
This is the next stage in scouring the world looking for exciting NEW music - bands and performers who'll shape the future. And, this time around, anyone has been able to enter.
This is completely free, unmediated, uncensored.
Forget the big labels and mainstream music business, we're looking for boldness and brilliance - musical pioneers who REALLY deserve attention.
There have been just two rules:
Once our global panel has considered the 20 artists and bands on the longlist, in early December five finalists will be brought to London to perform for an all-star jury.
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