Joel Simpson. Joel had an unprecedented number of downloads and set a new record, but this is a different year with more listeners than ever before.
This year's winner will be determined through a combination of episode downloads, listeners counted through RSS feeds embedded all over the internet, and on-site "plays" on The Great Unknowns Presents.
BUT, it doesn't end there. Just because an artist has a lot of listeners, just means they have a lot of fan support. This year, your vote will play a big part on who wins, because it is not a popularity contest.
...it's all about great music.
DevonSol (R&B / Soul)
Mika Cole (Soul/R&B)
Tangent Transmission (Alt Rock / Experimental)