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2018 SEMI-FINALISTS - scroll down the page to read all rules!!!


In extremely close decisions (which there were many), we reviewed the qualifier videos as well as both quarter final videos to determine which contestants were going to move on to the Semi-Final. Some, we watched more than once. We are taking more contestants than usual because of the alternative Semi-final locations we added for students who had prior commitments at their schools. This way, we can give more contestants another opportunity to sing. 

If you don’t see your name on the list, please keep singing & keep working on your skills. We hope to see you again next year!

Remember, as you go further into the competition, the judging becomes less lenient & tougher. There will be deep cuts in the Semi-Final - so bring it!!!

Eastmont Semi – March 9 – 4:00PM                                                                            Connell Semi – May 10 – 2:00PM

Eastmont High School                                                                                                     Olds Middle School                                             955 3RD ST NE – East Wenatchee                                                                                1100 Clark Street -  Connell                                  

Téa Ning LaFleur - Easmont                                                                                            Macy Knight - Connell

Ellie Delzer - Eastmont                                                                                                     Madison Knight - Connell

Adalmis Espinoza - Eastmont                                                                                         Arthur Keast – Gig Harbor

David Abbott - Eastmont                                                                                                John Malquist - Sehome

Anya Grimm-Sehome                                                                                                       

                           

                                

                                                            Okanogan Semi-Final – March 17 – 6:00PM

Aracelly Renteria – Eastmont                                                                                        Catherine Liek - Entiat

Sierra Blackburn – Eastmont                                                                                         Paige Wirth - Oroville

Olivia Kinzle – Warden                                                                                                   Aralyn Till – North Mason

April Lawson – Gig Harbor                                                                                             Ellie Conahan - Warden

Hannah Rickords – College Place                                                                                 Kiana Kendall - Sultan

Lindsey McCasland - Sumner                                                                                        Shae Varnadore – Gig Harbor

Alexis Mendoza – Warden                                                                                             Tori Minnihan – Port Townsend

Sarah Bradshaw – Almira-Coulee-Hartline                                                                  Lydia Zaichenko – Kettle Falls

Ava Adams - Peninsula                                                                                                    Zoe Butler - Warden

Autumn Linden - Southridge                                                                                          Jayden Salazar - Southridge

Bárbara Prada-Rojas – Tonasket                                                                                   Natalee Grover – Gig Harbor

Corinne Avis - Southridge                                                                                               Lily Daniel - Eastmont

Ciara Green – Gig Harbor                                                                                               Camryn Hayett - Enumclaw

Tanner Davis - Southridge                                                                                              Lily Bernhardt - Tonasket

Zarah Johnson - Kettle Falls

       Semi-finalists, remember you are required to stay for the whole show. Please sit together in the contestant section during the competition. Those who sing last are there for you who sing first, so singers who go first must stay until the end - have fun & cheer each other on. You can start texting your semi-final song & finals song requests to Ed Lisenbey at  8:00 AM Monday morning  March 5 - NOT BEFORE. First come, first serve. Also be thinking about your two Championship Final songs. You can give these to Ed at the same time, if you wish.  If you have any questions, or need help on song selections (what song is best to fit your voice, etc.), don't hesitate to call Ed. Choose a song that fits your voice, within your range & that you can sing well! (You don't do yourself justice, if you pick a song that you can't handle.)


IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!


CONTESTANTS - PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR SONG PERFORMANCES AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS AS POSSIBLE. WASHINGTON STATE NASHVILLE COUNTRY STAR LIKES THE SOUND AND STYLING OF THE TRADITIONAL CLASSIC COUNTRY AND CLASSIC ROCK-N-ROLL SONGS. A FEW PERSONAL TOUCHES IS ACCEPTABLE (her to him; she to he, Sue to Drew). DO NOT CHANGE OLDIE SONGS TO THE MODERN DAY VERSIONS  OR YOU MAY INCUR DEDUCTIONS. YOU CAN ONLY SELECT SONGS FROM OUR APPROVED LISTS - NO OTHERS


Dress to fit your song as much as possible.

www.karaoke-version.com  This is a good source for karaoke music. You can change the key two steps in either direction.  Ed can help you pick songs or help you with key/pitch  issues if you need help.   My husband  can also help with song choices.


  • Our venue for the Semi-Final will be at the Okanogan Virginia Grainger Elementary School on Saturday, March 17th. This is our mid-50s/60s to mid-70s night so dress accordingly (the style) that fits your song. Girls - poodle skirts, scarf in hair or around neck, or 50s/60s, 70s style clothing and dresses. Boys - jeans, white t-shirts, Levi &/or leather jackets, slacks & sweaters. (Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Fabian for example wore suits).  We are not requiring you to spend a lot of money, but do the best you can to fit the part you're "playing." You can go to second-hand stores to find outfits. We have a few poodle skirts if needed. Just let me (Leslie) know ASAP so we can discuss it. We have a costume rental in Omak if you need to utilize it.  If you have any questions, or need help don't hesitate to contact Leslie ASAP.
  • You will need only one song for the Semi-Final; classic rock & pop. Pick your song(s) from our approved song list. Go to our website: www.wanashvillecountrystar.org, *click the “More tab” and then click “Semi-Final & Final Song lists.” No other song genre will be allowed for this round.
  • You may reserve your songs for the Semi-Final AND Final starting March 5th at 8 AM. Text Ed at 509.322.0003 -  make sure you include your name & song title. It’s on a first come first serve basis. As the texts come in, Ed will write your name & song down. It will take him awhile to text you back, especially if he is bombarded all at the same time. Make sure you include your name in your text so there is no confusion! The deadline for getting your songs to Ed for the Alternative semis is March 8th. The deadline for the Okanogan Semi is March 14th.
  • The longer you wait to call in your song, the less chance you may get it! So don’t delay!!
  • Be careful when choosing your classic rock & pop semi-final song! You will not be allowed to use your semi song in the final round. (You will have to choose another song from this genre for the final.) The song someone sings at the semi will be available to a different contestant for the final round.
  • If a contestant sang a song from either of our lists during the quarter final, & they continue to the semi or final, they are allowed to sing that song at the semi or final, but not at both. Any song sung by a contestant at the semi becomes available to anyone else for the final. Anytime a contest is eliminated, the song they sang becomes available to other contestants.
  • All singers, (unless instructed otherwise), please arrive at 5 PM – one hour before the show NO LATER, PLEASE!!!

We will have a meeting & draw numbers for performance order for the Championship Final. If you have NOT called in your Final songs to Ed by the night of the Semi-Final, you may give them to Leslie at the meeting.

  • Check in your CD at the front table. ALL CDs MUST BE A CD-R or commercially purchased. Label your CD with your full name, selection number (even if there is only one song on the CD) & the dead time (dead time is the time between pressing play and your music starting). Example: Jane Doe, #5, Before He Cheats :05). Try not to have more than three second of dead time on your CD.
  • You MUST sit in the contestant seating area & you are REQUIRED to stay for the whole show. We believe this is very important so you can show support for each other.
  • We require all contestants to sing their song in the style of the original song. (It’s acceptable to change lyrics to fit the gender of the song – him to her, or Sue to Drew.)
  • Songs for the final! You will need two songs for the final round. You’ll need a classic pop or rock song AND a classic country song chosen from our song list on our website: www.wanashvillecountrystar.org – all songs listed may not have karaoke versions – so check them before texting in your song.
  • EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!! Your combined time limit for your two finals songs cannot exceed 6.5 minutes. One second over will mean a deduction in your final placement.
  • If you need help with song selection, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 SEMI-FINAL & CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL tickets ($10) available at the door; $35 (Family of 4+ in immediate household)

                 Tickets available at Rawson's Shoes & Clothing in Okanogan (available March 6th)

                 or on BrownPaperTicket.com (available now) - Look for Washington State Nashville Country Star Semi-Final.