Fox Sports Detroit has chosen its five finalists for its third annual April In The D song contest. All five are now available for public voting at the network's Web site, www.FoxSportsDetroit.com.
This year's finalists include the rap-rock troupe B-dab from St. Clair Shores, Ferndale's Dirty Mitten Funk Band, and the bands No Justus from Taylor, the Effort from Grand Rapids and the Victorious Secrets from Berkley. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and a performance prior to the Detroit Tigers' opening day on April 9 at the Fillmore Detroit.
The winner and the two runners-up will also get to record their songs in a professional studio and have them used throughout Fox Sports' April in the D campaign. Voting will run through Wednesday (Feb. 24).
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