Three DJs Earn Their Way To Mid-January Finale

Each will vie for $10,000 finale prize in New York

A national disc jockey competition titled McDonald’s Flavor Battle features the very best in America’s up-and-coming talent in the realm of DJing. The showcase revealed today that CJ R-Tistic of Los Angeles, Niena Drake of Chicago; and DJ Erika B of Newport News, Va.; beat nine other DJs that were vying for victory in the 13-week battle.

The top three individuals will be set to scratch, mix, and compose in the finale event in New York City in mid January. There is set to be a panel of judges to vote on the winner. The grand prize of the event will be a $10,000 prize as well as the bragging rights of the title: 2014 Flavor Battle Champion.

FlavorBattle.com houses the information regarding all 12 of the individuals who had participated up to this point. Each represented a unique section of the United States by way of their iconic burger that corresponded with their area. The McDonald’s flavor Battle social media correspondent and radio personality Sway also was on hand to participate in the event.

“I know how difficult it can be to break into this industry, so it’s encouraging to see McDonald’s provide a national platform for emerging talent to showcase their skills,” said DJ Clue. “Although there can only be three finalists, there was a great mix of talent in this year’s competition and everyone deserves recognition for what they bring to the tables. I know the final battle is going to be hot.”

The three finalists were able to garner the most votes from their regions. The online competition was best described as intense, as thousands of music loves voted on custom music from the respective individuals. DJ Clean from Washington DJ was able to grab a $1,000 cash prize and spin during the finale taping.

“Music is an essential component of culture and communities,” said Rob Jackson, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director. “As a brand, McDonald’s is proud to continue supporting a program that brings together some of the most creative, emerging DJs across the country to showcase their sharp talent and connect with audiences through this unmatched art form.”

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