Top 15 finalists announced for first season of Laurens Sings

May 17 Written by 

After two weeks of auditions, the Top 15 finalists have been chosen for the first season of Laurens Sings.

Laurens Sings will take the place of Laurens Idol, which entertained audiences for nine seasons. The competition is open to ages 8 and up.    

Audition participants were asked to sing a one-minute a cappella version of a song of their choice. Auditions were open to individuals, groups and bands.

Laurens Sings will offer participants a chance to sing each week during the three-week preliminaries beginning June 8. Preliminaries will be held on June 8, 15 and 22. The Top 15 will perform each week and then online voting will be combined with judges voting to determine the rankings after each week of performances.

After each week of performances, the Top 15 will be ranked 1 through 15. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 8 and June 15 performances will receive $50. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 22 performances will receive $100.

The Top 10 will perform in the finale on June 29. The winner will be announced at the Riverfront Freedom Festival on July 3. The winner of Laurens Sings will receive $1,000.

Laurens Sings is sponsored by the Laurens Parks and Recreation Department and GoLaurens.com.

The Top 15 finalists are:

Morgan Benson – Laurens

Elanna Bragg – Laurens

Malashia Cain – Laurens

Mason Copeland – Laurens

Britany Fuller – Clinton

Lizia Garlington – Laurens

Andy Grant – Laurens

Amber Hembree – Gray Court

Makayla Hernandez – Laurens

Mary-Kate Kennedy – Enoree

Amy Lindsay – Laurens

Shannon Nelson – Gray Court

Heather Pennington – Laurens

Erin Piepgrass – Laurens

Grady Stoddard - Clinton

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