Fans voting online at Yahoo! Music narrowed the field from 12 finalists in the "My Grammy Moment" contest for unsigned artists, the Recording Academy said Wednesday.
"We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response we have received for our 'My Grammy Moment' opportunity, and the top five finalists reflect a diverse group of extremely talented singers," Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said in a statement.
The five finalists, all women, are Africa Miranda, 30, of Montgomery, Alabama; Jillian Gaudious, 25, of Long Branch, New Jersey; Brenda Radney, 22, of Staten Island, New York; Robyn Troup, 18, of Houston, Texas; and Jessica James, 18, of Georgia.
Fans will continue to vote online at Yahoo! Music.
The top three finalists will be announced during Super Bowl weekend on Feb. 3-4, then head for Los Angeles to rehearse with Timberlake, reports AP.
Online and text message votes during the 49th annual Grammy Awards, which will be telecast Feb. 11 by CBS from the Staples Center, will determine the contest's winner.
The winner will be announced live on the show before her performance with Timberlake.