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In the Limelight

Thousands of hopeful artists competed in the 2023 Opening Act competition for the chance to warm up the stage for stars like Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Maroon 5, and more at Audacy’s 10th Anniversary We Can Survive concert.


the 2023 Opening Act


LA native Izza is a pop singer, songwriter, and producer who hypes up a crowd with her high-energy performances. She writes vibrant music to encourage self-love — motivating listeners to be confident, live as their best selves, and, of course, dance. Izza will get her big break at the 10th Anniversary We Can Survive concert.


Audacy is a leading entertainment company with the country’s largest collection of radio brands and premium digital content. The annual We Can Survive concert hosts the biggest names in music year after year while raising awareness and supporting the efforts of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year, the 10th Anniversary concert will be hosted at the Prudential Center Arena with a lineup including Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, and OneRepublic!

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Opening Act is proud to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in their mission to give those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

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2023 Finalists


Joseph James

Rhian Bristol

Glenn Strange

Jamie LeRose

Full Circle



Hall of Fame

Danger Foley, 2022

Allison "Danger Foley" is a Denver-based producer and DJ known for her ability to captivate audiences and take them on immersive musical journeys. Foley took the audience into another dimension as the 2022 Opening Act.

Young in a Million, 2021

Young in a Million brought the house down with their melodic arrangements and soulful vocals. The pair, Kody Christopher and Alex Christopher Hayden — aptly nicknamed “The Christophers”— were the Opening Act in 2021.

RAINNE, 2019

Alt-pop pair RAINNE are drenched in emotional catharsis to their core. This Los Angeles-based duo, comprised of singer-songwriter Annie Dingwall and saxophonist/engineer Justin Klunk, warmed up the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in 2019.

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