Breezy Point singer crowned best of Queens

Annika Scilipote won first place in the Queens brackets of the Battle of the Boroughs.  Photo courtesy Matthew Septimus

Annika Scilipote won first place in the Queens brackets of the Battle of the Boroughs. Photo courtesy Matthew Septimus

Once the dust settled and the last chord sounded, singer/songwriter Annika Scilipote was crowned the Queens winner in the Battle of the Boroughs.

The 16-year-old Breezy Point resident now moves on to the finals this summer.

The dozen Queens performers kicked off this year’s competition at the Jerome L. Greene Performance space in SoHo.

Each act played a five-minute set for the the three judges. The judges decisions paired with a round of online voting by fans and friends of the performers ended with the top five vote getters.

Besides Scilipote, the other finalists included Astoria’s Tati Ana, Elmhurst-based rock band Born of Scars, Astoria’s Nick Moran and South Richmond Hill’s Jessica Rowboat.

The battle continues in Soho with musicians from the other four boroughs competing for a chance to take on Scilipote in the June 27 finals.

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