Vance Joy Wins an International Songwriting Award with a Perfect Score

In a feat reminiscent of Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10s in gymnastics at the Montreal Olympics, Vance Joy has picked up the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition. For the first time in the 14 years of the competition, the winner received a perfect score from each judge. He gets $25,000 in cash and $45,000 in merch and services.

Oh, and the song was “Riptide,” of course.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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