Washington State Nashville Country Star


1. Contestants must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in a recognized WA State School.

2. All performances by the contestant must be solo.

3.  All contestant performances must be to Karaoke CD’s. If you create your own CD, it must be on a CD-R disk – other types “WILL NOT” work.

4. For the Qualifier & Quarter Final Rounds, singers may sing any Country, Pop, Jazz, Gospel or Classic Country,  Rock-n-Roll or Doo Wop song from any year - no Hip-Hop, Rap or Opera. For song ideas, look at our songlist.

5. The top twelve places will win cash prizes. The 2017 champion will win $1,500!

6. Each contestant will be judged on vocal ability (pitch, control, tone quality) and stage presence.

When signing up for the contest, please specify which qualifier location you will be attending. The qualifier locations to choose from are: Connell, Gig Harbor, Bellingham, Wenatchee, Okanogan. Click on 2017 Competition Dates to find qualifier & competition round locations.

Additional Information 

**Karaoke CD’s can be purchased at Wal-Mart or Fred Meyer. You can also go to Karaokeversion.com

Ask.com, type in “Karaoke music” then click the search button. You can also find them on I-tunes.

When making your CD, be sure that you put your music in a key to fit your voice.

**Note: You are required to attend one qualifier, however you are welcome to try out at each one;

you’ll be judged &/or selected by your highest score.

Video & pictures will be taken to assist in the judging & selection process.

For more information call: Ed Lisenbey (509)322-0003 Email: [email protected]

or Leslie Todd (509)322-5368 Email: [email protected]

 ***Washington State Nashville Country Star reserves the right to use any & all picture

&/or videos & music for promotional & advertising use. We also reserve the right to disqualify

any contestant for not following the rules as stated above, behaving in a poor manner, or

for not following directions of any organizer. Contestant are required to sit together at all competition rounds to support & encourage one another. All rights reserved.


·        All songs for the semi-final & final rounds MUST come from our approved list on this website.   The total for the two songs at the final can not exceed 6 min 30 sec.  New songs may be added to this list at any time so check back from time to time.


·        You may reserve your songs for the semi-final & final rounds starting March 6th. Text Ed Lisenbey at 509-322-0003. Songs texted before 8AM will not be taken.


·        Be careful when choosing your 50s & 60s semi-final song! Finalists from last year WILL NOT be allowed to sing the same songs at this year's semi final or final. You CANNOT repeat the semi-final song at the final - you will have to choose another 50s & 60s song from our song list for the Final round.


 ·        Songs for the Final! You will need two songs for the final round. You’ll need a 50s & 60s song (again, one you did not perform for the semi-final round), and a classic country song. Remember, these songs MUST come from our website song list.


·        EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! Your combine time for your two songs at this year's Final must not exceed 6 min. 30 sec.  One second over will mean a deduction in your score and could effect your placement.


·        FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ONLY:  We would like each of the finalists to bring  an item for our silent auction that will run consecutively with the night’s performances. Homemade gifts such as jewelry, stocking caps, scarves (Seahawks always appropriate), any type of western art, personal art work or crafts (greeting cards, frames, woodworking items), purses, small quilt, anything you can think of really, are welcome. Please no white elephant items. All money raised goes right back into our program for the next year’s competition.


·        Washington State Nashville Country Star is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.