Sophondra Mayhem of the Chicklettes. Photo by Brian Chilson.

The Chicklettes mauled the competition in round four on the strength of a wild, theatrical performance by front woman Sophondra Mayhem. The band specializes in classic punk rock, full of style and attitude and lyrics ready-made for chanting along.

Why they’ll win: They’re hugely compelling to watch. Seeing them play with middle fingers raised high might compel the judges to do the same to their scorecards.

Previously: Get background on the band, read judges commentary and a description of their semi-final win and see video of Sophondra unleashing on our video camerman.