2018  FINALISTS -  scroll down the page to read all rules. The finalist list is at the bottom of this page. 

You will need two songs for the Championship Final - the combined time for your two songs can NOT go over the 6:30 time limit. Your score will be deducted two placements if you go over.

****CHANGE IN THE EXCEPTED FILE FORMAT OF YOUR KARAOKE MUSIC... Some people are having trouble with sending music files with the WAV extension so, any of the following will be accepted: WAV, Mp3 (most common), AAC

Remember, your song MUST BE IN THE STYLE OF THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS - not an adaptation of a newer artist. Your file will be rejected & returned to you if IT IS NOT THE CORRECT VERSION. For example, a song that did not have a ukulele in the original song - we don't want it in your karaoke version!

  •  Championship Final - Saturday, March 31 @ 6 PM - Omak Performing Arts Center
  • At the door: $10 or $35 (Family of 4+ in immediate household)
  • Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets ARE AVAILABLE NOW. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2887373 
1.  CONTESTANTS: Please bring a dessert or baked item for the silent auction. Also, if possible, please bring a donated item from a local business in your area (ask if they will support you with this donation), or a handmade item by you also for our silent auction.
2. You must do two songs for the final: One off the Classic Rock-n-Roll list & one off the Classic Country list. The songlist can be found on the website: www.wanashvillecountrystar.org.
3. You can text your songs to Ed at any time starting at 8:00 AM - Monday, March 5 - FOR THE FINAL, TEXT THEM TO ED NO LATER THAN MARCH 23rd if you have not done so by the Semi-Final.  ALSO
  • SONGS CANNOT BE CHANGED  AFTER SUNDAY, MARCH 25. (This is the day you have to send files to Brock)
  • Your combined two-song time limit is 6:30 seconds. If you go over the limit, you will be dropped two places in the final standings which could cost you hundreds of dollars, so please be careful.
  • You can edit your music if you can do it smoothly & tastefully – (shorten).
  • IMPORTANT: Songs must be sung as close to the original versions as possible. Changes to fit gender situations is acceptable: Sue to Drew; him to her. If songs are not performed close to the originals versions, THERE WILL BE DEDUCTIONS!
  • Songs for the Finals must be sent by music files to Brock Hires BY MARCH 25;  brock@brockhires.com 
  • Accepted format of music files - WAV 
  • Remember, please create & send your files ASAP.  YOU CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE - you run the risk of not singing the night of the Final if you don't get your song to Brock. Remember to be courteous – Brock is volunteering his time to us & YOU! WE WILL NOT  BE USING CDs THIS ROUND!
  • Files must be sent (emailed) by 8PM on Sunday, March 25…NO LATER!!
  • Please include your full name in the subject line with your music as an attachment.
4Please dress appropriately for each song; tastefully, please.
  • Country style for your classic country song
  • 50s, 60s, to mid-70s style for classic rock-n-roll
  • Not doing so can affect your scoring
  • 5. If for any reason you cannot make the final, let us know ASAP so we can give someone else the chance to perform.

Contestant List for the Championship Final. We will post the actual list by 6:00PM. Please read our note to the contestants.

     After another long night of reviewing judge’s scoresheets & the video of last night’s performances, the judges have selected sixteen contestants to move on to the Championship Final on March 31 at the Omak Performing Arts Center. Some surprising selections brought us much joy & happiness for those contestants, while other decisions brought us heart-wrenching sadness.

     If you didn’t make the final this year, please don’t feel discouraged. In our eyes, you all won just by having the courage to take the stage and perform! Whatever you do, keep singing if it brings joy to your life. And please come back next year, if you’re able, with vigor! We hope all of you enjoyed the experience of our competition this year. We enjoyed meeting & watching you perform. There is so much negativity about today’s youth – you are all excellent example of what is RIGHT in today’s world. We are so proud of how you supported one another during this year’s competition – we saw it in the qualifiers all the way through last night’s semi-final performances!

     If you are willing, & would like to perform at our summer fundraising shows, contact us. This will be the time to hone in on your skills, getting on stage with no pressure which in turn will help you in next year’s competition. Finalists, remember, you are REQUIRED to attend at least two (2) summer shows, but many contestants choose to do more because they enjoy performing in front of live audiences.

     Check back later for when we will name the contestants moving on to the Championship Finals!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 Washington State Nashville Country Star Finalist!!

Remember to read all the rules above and to check out your sound check schedule below the finalist list. If you miss your time slot, you miss out as we will be on a very tight schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

In alphabetical order, our finalists are:

Aracely Renteria – Eastmont

Aralyn Till – North Mason

April Lawson – Gig Harbor

Anya Grimm – Sehome

Arthur Keast – Gig Harbor

Autumn Linden – Southridge

Ava Adams – Peninsula

Corinne Avis – Southridge

Hannah Rickords - College Place

Kianna Kendall – Sultan

Macy Knight – Connell

Madison Knight – Connell

Olivia Kinzle – Warden

Téa Ning LaFleur – Eastmont

Tori Minnihan – Port Townsend

Zarah Johnson – Kettle Falls

Last night (3-26-18) Corinne Avis had to withdraw from the competition.   After dissussing the matter, today we added Sarah Bradshaw from Almira-Coulee-Hartline High School.  We wish Corinne the best and hope that she returns next year.


  1. You must be at the PAC early for SOUND CHECKS for the Final: (your performance order numbers determines the time you must arrive – numbers are posted next to your name at the end of this sheet). 
    • Contestants 1 through 5 will do sound checks starting at 1PM
    • Contestants 6 through 9 will do sound checks at 1:30PM
    • Contestants 10 through 14 will do sound checks at 2:00PM
  2. Order of performance will be posted on our website – this is determined by the numbers you drew at the semi-final meeting.
  3. If you leave after sound check, make sure you come back to the PAC NO LATER THAN 5PMThere are two dressing rooms at the PAC for your convenience.
  • We realize there are a lot of rules, but we feel these are necessary to allow the competition to be fair for all contestants. Following all of these rules will help the night to run as smoothly as possible. However, there can be hiccups from time-to-time, so please be patient if something does occur.
  • Most important – HAVE FUN, be courteous to one another & to the volunteers putting on this competition. You are the best of the best…so go out there & sing your hearts out…the crowd will respond! Good luck to all of you!!

CONTESTANT: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST FOR YOUR SOUND CHECK TIMES. You will do your sound checks in order of performance. If you are not there at your scheduled time, you will not be allowed to have a sound check. PLEASE TEXT ED THAT YOU HAVE SEEN YOUR NAME ON THE LIST & THAT YOU HAVE SEEN YOUR SOUND CHECK TIME.

2018 Finalist  

Sound checks start at 1:00 sharp. Be there early & ready to go before your scheduled time! You will sound check both songs.


1.     Corinne Avis  -  Sarah Bradshaw

2.     Kianna Kendall 

3.     Ava Adams

4.     Madison Knight

5.     Arthur Keast



1.    Autumn Linden 

2.   Aralynn Till  

3.    Olivia Kinzle 

4.    April Lawson

5.    Macy Knight



1.     Tori Minnihan

2.    Aracely Renteria

3.    Hannah Rickords 

4.    Anya Grimm 

5.    Zarah Johnson  

6.    Te'a Ning LaFleur