Steve Rennie: "Well folks I know that many of you have been waiting patiently for January 25th and a winner to be announced. Well that's not going to happen on January 25th and here's why. Quite frankly, the volume, and the quality, and the creativity of the videos that were submitted was so far above expectations that the band has not been able to completely watch all 100 official submissions with the attention they deserve. Because of that they won't be announcing a winner by tomorrow. So here's what is going to happen. They are going to continue reviewing all the videos for the next few days and come up with a list of 5 finalists. They want to have those 5 videos and their directors spotlighted on the website within the next few days and have their Incubus fans vote for their favorite video amongst the 5 finalists. I reckon the videos will be up for voting by Feb 1. The directors of the 5 finalists will be flown to LA where they will get a chance to meet the band, see the show at the Wiltern and where the band will announce both the Fan Favorite and the Band's Pick. Final dates TBD (to be determined).
The folks at Epic Records are so excited about the results that we've discussed the possibilty of spotlighting those 5 videos in a series of TV spots to run on MTV in addition to a media campaign that will bring attention to the work of these fans/directors.