2019
Our 
15th
Season!

2019 SEMI-FINALISTS - scroll down the page to read all rules!!!


Acadia Rice 12 Eastmont

Alexis Baird 10 Eastmont

Ana Contreras 10 Southridge

Analeesa Kornish 10 Eastmont

Anna Garriott 10 Gig Harbor

Brianna Groner 11 Southridge

Carly Schoening 9 Cashmere

Cathy Quam 12 Southridge

Chloe Forsyth 12 Eastmont

Christian Smith 10 Southridge

Christina Herrick 11 Oroville

Cicely Beckman 11 Richland

Clara Ford 11 Sehome

Conner Sundet 12 Eastmont

Elizabeth Dominguez 12 Wenatchee

Ella Aven 9 Sehome

Elora Hancock 9 North Mason

Jayden Salazar 12 Southridge

Jesus Morillo 10 Warden

Katelyn Kerr 9 Stahl Jr. High - Puyallup

Kelly Norland 11 Wenatchee

Kiana Kendall 12 Sultan

Lindsey McCasland 11 Sumner

Linnea DeVange 11 Sehome

Lydia Zaichenco 11 Kettle Falls

Mario Espinoza 11 Eastmont

Mikayla Cooper 11 Moses Lake

Natalee Grover 10 Gig Harbor

Olivia Kinzle 12 Moses Lake

Raegan Beebe 11 Selah

Rebecca Wright 10 Kettle Falls

Riley Bergan 12 Eastmont

Sara Glendenning 10 Connell

Sara Zirkle 12 Riverside Christian – Yakima

Shea Varnadore 10 Enumclaw

Tess Bolechala 12 Henderson Bay – Gig Harbor

Tori Minnihan 11 Port Townsend

Valeria Castillo 10 Warden

Vicki Mello 12 Monroe

Zarah Johnson 11 Kettle Falls

Zoe Butler 12 Warden



Remember, as you go further into the competition, the judging becomes less lenient & tougher. There will be deep cuts in the semi finals. Contestants, PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES & FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.                                                                                                                               

                                

Semi-Final – March 16th – 6:00PM

Okanogan Virginia Grainger Elementary School 

1118 5th Avenue S

Admission - $10, Senior Citizens - $8, Family (4+ immediate family only) - $35 



  • 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 (509-322-0003) at  8:00 AM Monday morning  March 4 - 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!!
  • SONG LENGTH FOR THE SEMI-FINAL....3 MINUTES 30 SECONDS. CUT DEAD TIME AT THE BEGINNING TO NO MORE THAN 3 SECONDS.


  • 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  (for example the new version of Sound of Silence by Distrubed - You MUST sing the Simon & Garfunkle version) OR YOU WILL 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.


  • Make sure you include your name in your text to Ed. 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  Okanogan Semi is March 13th.
  • 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.
  • 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 tickets ($10) available at the door; $35 (Family of 4+ in immediate household)

** FINALS Tickets will be available at Rawson's Shoes & Clothing in Okanogan & Kelley's Imaging Services in Omak (March 15th) or on BrownPaperTicket.com  (available soon - {death in my family}) - Look for Washington State Nashville Country Star Semi-Final.