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Gavin DeGraw Helps Folgers Coffee Brew Up Jingle Contest

Debra Rothenberg/PictureGroupGavin DeGraw has teamed with Folgers Coffee to promote the company's annual contest, which aims to find an aspiring musician to re-record its iconic jingle, "The best part of wakin' up/is Folger's in your cup."

"The Folgers jingle has continued to evolve and stay relevant because it's a message we all understand and recognize," says Gavin, adding, "I'm really excited to...invite aspiring musicians to share their own rendition [of the jingle] and pursue their passion.  This is the third year Folger's has run the contest; in the past, the jingle has also been reinterpreted by singer Aaron Neville and country stars Rascal Flatts.

The contest opened on Tuesday, and interested participants have until March 6 to submit their versions of the jingle for a chance to win $25,000.  Contest participants will be whittled down to a top 10 sometime between May 15 through June 19.  Then the top 10 finalists will be posted on the website for the public's vote; the winner will be announced on or around June 26.

You can enter the contest as a solo artist, or in in groups of six or fewer participants.  You've got to be at least 18, and a legal resident of U.S.  Entrants must send an original video that will be judged on creativity, originality, musical performance and adherence to contest rules, which are posted at Folgers.com/jingle.

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