There was a statement released today based on Vettrera’s participation in WorldVision 48.
Eliza Gentry is coming off of a hot year in music. Her debut visual album, EVACUATION, earned her several wins at the Gemini Awards. The award show, which is separated into two categories (Critical Acclaim vs. Widespread Success), presented her with two awards. Gentry won Best New Artist (Critical), Best Visual Approach (Critical), and she scored a nomination for Acclaimed Album of the Year (Critical). Gentry was also nominated for Breakout Star (the Success equivalent to the Critical BNA category), but would lose. Now, Gentry will represent Vettrera as they hope to cement an official return to Worldvision.
“It’s somewhat a mix of emotions, to tell you what” Gentry says. “Winning these critical awards is validation that I’m doing something right, but getting shafted in the Widespread Success category shows the split that currently exists in the Vettreran music industry. Those that define themselves as part of the “Underground” genre…you know: smaller labels, more creative control, less touring, etc…seem to focus more on critical acclaim. Those that are more mainstream seem to focus on sales, success, and celebrity. It’s hard to be successful in both, and I think those that do become legends in Vettrera. Misty Adams (Vettrera’s first Worldvision artist) definitely comes to mind. To me, Worldvision can open doors, and it can make your brand known.
I’ll be performing ‘Go On…’, a track from my visual album. EVACUATION as an album was about this community of people that weather and try to rebuild after a hurricane devastates the area. The album is accompanied by a short-length movie . “Go On…” is the fourth track on the fourteen track album.
The song isn’t what Vettrera usually enters sonically speaking, and it’s a risk I’m glad everyone was willing to take. It’s not a pop song, it’s not a ballad, it’s something totally different.”
The beautiful Eliza will be performing 14th in the grand final of WorldVision 48.
Also, it seems as if we have had a sneak-peak of the WV49 bid they plan to send after contentions from Electrum for WV49 and Ethane for WV50. They plan to bid to host in Solstice City.