Announcing the finalists for Nelson's Best Singer

Sarah Jane Hicks, 16, and 15 other singers will compete for the title of Nelson
Sarah Jane Hicks, 16, and 15 other singers will compete for the title of Nelson's Best Singer at the Capitol Theatre on February 7.
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December 20 was a day to remember at L.V. Rogers secondary school as some of Nelson's top singers competed in the audition round of the second annual Nelson's Best Singer Contest.

Even though the roads outside were miserable, driving conditions terrible, a lively crowd was entertained for a couple of hours by some of the immense local talent that Nelson has to offer! The top 16 singers pictured here will advance on to the semi-finals to be held February 7 at the Capitol Theatre.

Each of the Nelson performers will be given the opportunity to sing one song that evening. Judges, who will be brought in from out of town, will score each singer. The top four singers will have the opportunity to sing a second song that very same night.

The top two singers from that night will win cash prizes, and will advance on to the Kootenays Best Singer Championships with the opportunity to win another cash prize of $1,000, plus recording studio time to record a song that will be showcased on local radio stations. The top singer in the Kootenays will also get the opportunity to sing at the Kootenay Festival as well as the Kaslo Jazz Festival this summer.

Tickets to the Nelson finals on February 7 will be available at the Capitol Theatre box office later this month.


Nelson's Best Singer finalists

(in no particular order)

Trilby Buck, 17 years old

Alexandra Schlosser, 16

Charlie Pears-Smith, 18

Gabriel Macdonald, 17

Courtney Craig, 17

Juniper, 19

Christina Killough, 25

Emma Chart, 15

Tyler Isaacs-Dejong, 19

Annabelle Sullivan, 14

Geordi Baal, 21

Sarah Jane Hicks, 16

Katarina Garbula, 17

Larry Ivanisko, 49

Kirsten Douglas, 17

Brynn Forsey, 17


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