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&page1button=Home& &page1title=& &page1text=The 18th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated!
A very grateful thank you to the Christian Examiner, one of our sponsors, who so graciously provided a feature article to the grand prize winner in the May 2011 edition of the Christian Examiner. 9 year old Liliana Peau was our grand prize winner and you can read more about her and the talent contest by clicking on this link.
Next year's 19th annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest will be held in February, 2012. Please check back in October, 2011 for more information and to find out how you can be a part of it!
NOTE: All information contained in the rest of the website is in regard to 2011. &page2button=Overview& &page2title=Overview& &page2text=The first 20 contestants to enter in each of the following categories will compete in the Semi Finals (with the exception of songwriting, which has no limit to number of contestants).
The top 3 from each performing category will compete in the Finals for cash prizes, merchandise, and media interviews, plus high profile venue performances!
Categories and Entry Fees are as follows (note: entry fees are based on the entry, not on a per-person basis):
Youth (age 6-13) $20 per entry
Youth (age 14-20) $20 per entry
Female or Male Vocalists $30 per entry
Miscellaneous (Drama, Dance, Comedy, Instrumentals, Mime, Poetry, etc.) $30 per entry
Groups (Choirs, Ensembles, Duets, Bands performing praise and worship, contemporary, classical, jazz, gospel, etc.) $40 per entry
The Youth category is an open category - youths can perform as soloists, instrumentalists, choirs, duets, dance, etc. in either their Youth category and/or in the applicable Adult category (at the appropriate entry fee). Due to the Sanctuary being the only location able to accommodate bands, Youth-aged bands must perform in the Group category, but they may pay the Youth entry fee.
SONGWRITING: Songwriting (any genre) $15 per song (5 songs entitles songwriter to enter in one performing category for free, as long as an opening exists). Only the Songwriting category is pre-screened and their songs must be received not later than March 10, 2011. Songwriting materials will not be returned. The top rated 3 songs will be judged in late March and the songwriter will be notified by April 2 if they were selected as a Finalist. The top 3 songwriters will compete "live" in the Finals on April 9. &page2subtitle1=FAQ& &page2img1=off& &page2subtext1=Q: When does the talent contest open and close?
A: The contest is now open and each category will close when full. Songwriting has no limit to the number of entries and closes March 10, 2011. Songwriters will be notified if their song(s) will be advanced to the Semi Finals. Please note: Semi Finals songwriters will not perform their song "live" at the Semi Finals. Instead, their song(s), as submitted via CD, will be critiqued approximately 10 days before the Finals by a panel of judges, and those songwriters selected to perform "live" at the Finals will be notified.
Q: When and where can I get an entry form?
A: You can request an entry form via email, call 253.224.5363, or you can Click here to download an entry form as a pdf. Click here to download an entry form as a Word document.
Q: Who do I make my check payable to and where do I send my completed entry form?
A: Make all checks or money orders payable to DIGHTMAN'S BIBLE BOOK CENTERS and mail the check/money order along with your completed entry form to Worthy Music Ministries, PO Box 933, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. If your category is full when your entry form is received, we will return your check/money order to you, or ask if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.
Q: When and where is the talent contest?
A: Semi Finals and Finals are held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4818 Portland Avenue in Tacoma. Semi Finals begin at 10:00 am and the Finals will begin at 6:00 pm.
Q: How many songs do I get to do?
A: One song per entry (each entry will require an additional entry fee), but for each entry, you have 3-4 minutes.
Q: What if my entry runs a little bit over?
A: The average contemporary song length is 3 - 4 minutes; if your selection is slightly longer (but not to exceed 5 minutes), please let us know before the Semi-Finals. We have a lot of performers to fit into a very tight time schedule.
Q: If I enter twice and place high enough in each entry to make it to the Finals, can I participate twice in the Finals?
A: Yes. Each year we usually have at least one contestant that makes it to the Finals in two separate categories (or twice in one category), such as songwriting and vocalist, or group and vocalist.
Q: Am I limited to performing only Christian music?
A: No. However, you must perform either Christian, sacred, classical, patriotic, or positive message selections. ALL entries must be family-friendly and performed in appropriate attire. If you have any questions, check with us first as any song not fitting within these restrictions may be disqualified at the Semi Finals. If you're not sure that your entry is appropriate, check with us BEFORE the Semi Finals as this will avoid difficulties.
Q: What if my talent is something other than singing?
A: There is truly something for everybody and the Miscellaneous category may be for you! We've had children as young as 3 enter and adults as old as 90 enter. By the way, the gentleman who was 90 entered in the Miscellaneous category and made it to the Finals! Our Miscellaneous category has had entries such as bell choirs, mime, gymnastics, oratory, poetry readings, drama, comedy, all types of dance, monologues, break dancing, and you name it. It is truly an "open" category.
Q: What should I wear to perform in? Do I get judged on what I am wearing?
A: You can wear whatever you are comfortable in. Contestants wear anything from jeans to evening gowns or suits. You don't get judged based on what you are wearing. And you don't get extra points for coordinated outfits if you are in a group. This is so that contestants who don't have the extra money to spend on outfits won't be penalized. Be comfortable. However, we DO ask that whatever you wear reflect your Christian values. So, please, no skin tight pants, low cut dresses, or overly short skirts.
Q: If something comes up and I can't participate, can I get my money back?
A: Unfortunately, no refunds are possible.
Q: What happens if I really want to participate in the contest, but just can't afford the entry fee?
A: We allow a limited number of scholarships each year because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be a part of the contest. Obviously, if you can afford to pay, you should. Or if you can pay part, but not all, you should. Contact us to see if a scholarship is available in your category.
Q: If I don't live in Washington State, can I still enter?
Q: Will I get a sound check? Will there be a full sound system provided?
A: There will be a complete sound system provided. No one will receive sound checks due to the tight nature of the program and the fact that you are performing live in front of an audience.
Q: What kind of accompaniment can I use?
A: Groups and Youths can use background CD, piano, or any combination of live instrumentation. Female/Male Vocalists are restricted to either a background CD OR a piano OR keyboard OR guitar (or no accompaniment at all). If you are a soloist performing with additional artists (who is not just your accompaniment), you belong in the Group category. For those songwriters who make it to the Finals, NO BANDS may perform. The songwriter may perform their song themselves or have someone else perform it, but they are restricted to the Male Vocalist/Female Vocalist accompaniment restrictions.
Q: Will I get extra credit for singing my own music as a soloist or as a group?
Q: How come I'm not allowed to introduce myself or talk before I sing?
A: We've seen contests where the performers are allowed to talk, give testimonies, etc. We've seen people win based on the impact of their testimony, NOT their talent. And we believe that talent is the basis of making it to the Finals, not your testimony. Also, it's next to impossible to stay on a tight time schedule if everyone is allowed to talk. People tend to preach, or they get nervous and don't know how to wrap up their introduction.
Q: If I make it to the Finals, do I have to perform the same selection?
A: Yes. Failure to do so will disqualify you.
Q: Why aren't contestants judged on their marketability or style of music? Just about every contest I've ever heard of judges on these things.
A: Most contests are for singer/songwriters who are marketable. That means, in a very narrow-minded "industry" view that you are young (under 30), photogenic, thin, and fit the "image". We believe that real talent and real ministry have nothing to do with these shallow attributes. The music industry is an industry, not a ministry. And certainly having these attributes as a prerequisite to serving God is not found anywhere in the Bible - to the contrary! Additionally, we want everyone, regardless of their age or what they look like, to have a chance to be a part of this event.
Q: Will I have a better chance at winning if I do an original song?
A: Well, if you are entering the songwriting category, then yes, your song should be original! But no extra credit is given for having an original song in any other category. Also, don't worry if you get to the Semi Finals and find out that someone else is singing the same song you are. This happens every year, and it is okay. Some years certain songs are just more popular than others!
Q: Who are the judges?
A: The judges vary each year, although we do have a few "repeat" judges year after year. They are all accomplished performers and/or songwriters in their own genre of the performance arena. Some have been national performers or national award winners. But ALL are qualified in their own right.
Q: Why do you let the first 20 in each performing category enter? How come you don't have eliminations?
A: It would be a lot easier to have eliminations by mail/internet, like most other contests do. However, our goal is that everyone will have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting event and be able to network with their peers. Also, not everyone has access to a recording studio to do a great audition. We want the contest to be a fun time and a rewarding experience for everybody. Plus, it's great for everyone to see the enormous amount of talent in this area. Many people enter year after year, even if they know they may never make it to the Finals. We have a "prior contestant" repeat rate of about 40 percent every year. They come back for the experience, not necessarily to win. And with the amount of talent out there, only a small percentage can ever make it to the Finals. But making it to the Finals is NOT what the contest is all about. It's about glorifying God with our talents and sharing those talents with those around us. Year after year, we hear how a particular song has really ministered to another contestant, or someone getting that final confirmation and validation about their ministry. The contest is about so much more than just winning!
Q: Well, if you don't have eliminations for the performing categories, why do you have eliminations for the songwriting category?
A: Judging songwriting is much more difficult than judging a performing category, and sometimes takes hearing the song and studying the lyrics several times to do an adequate critique. It would shortchange the songwriter to only have their song heard once.
&page2subtitle2=How to Enter& &page2img2=off& &page2subtext2=Read the information and rules.
Click here to download an entry form as a pdf. Click here to download an entry form as a Word document.
Mail the entry form (and songwriting materials if you are entering as a songwriter) to Worthy Music Ministries, PO Box 933, Gig Harbor, WA 98335.
You can also email your entry form. This will hold your place for approximately 72 hours, but until you send the entry fee in the mail, you will not receive a contestant confirmation letter.
Don't forget to include your entry fee - check or money order made payable to Dightman's Bible Book Centers.
If you are not one of the first 20 to enter in your category (with the exception of songwriting which has no limit), your entry fee will be returned to you.
Check back here to see if categories are full.
Questions? Send us an email! &page2subtitle3=Contest Rules& &page2img3=off& &page2subtext3=The Washington State Christian Talent Contest was conceived and organized by Chuck and Linda Worthy of Worthy Music Ministries.
The Talent Contest is the largest gathering of local Christian performers in Washington, and provides the opportunity for musicians and non-traditional talent (such as drama, dance, comedy, gymnastics, rap, mime, etc.) to perform and network with their peers.
Contestants are judged on how well they do what they do as opposed to age, marketability, looks, or style of music.
There are no age or state residency requirements.
Anyone may enter the Contest.
All performance disciplines and styles are welcome, but your performance selection must be one of the following: Christian or Sacred or Classical or Patriotic or Positive Message. No show tunes, political messages, or “adult content” lyrics.
Worthy Music Ministries reserves the right to disqualify any contestant not following written requirements. If you are not sure that your selection meets the requirements, check with us BEFORE entering the contest.
Contestants may enter in more than one category (one performance per entry fee), but each selection may not exceed approximately 3-4 minutes in length. Comedy and Drama selections may be slightly longer, but entries exceeding 5 minutes MUST be approved prior to the Talent Contest.
Because there is a songwriting category, no extra credit will be given for original music.
Accompaniment may be either background tracks (CD) or live instrumentation; however, male vocalists and female vocalists (individual artists) may not use more than one type of accompaniment: either cd, OR one of the following: guitar, piano, keyboard, a cappella, etc.
If selected for the Finals, contestants must perform their Semi Finals' selection - no exceptions.
The "Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest" is a registered trademark of Worthy Music Ministries.> &page2subtitle4=Deadlines to Enter& &page2img4=off& &page2subtext4=Songwriters: your complete songwriting entry (see details on the entry form) must be postmarked NOT LATER THAN MARCH 10, 2011 and mailed to PO Box 933, Gig Harbor, WA 98335.
All other contestants: the performing categories will remain open until full. &page2subtitle5=Entry Forms& &page2img5=off& &page2subtext5=
Click here to download one as a pdf.
Click here to download one as a Word document. &page3button=Judging/Judges/Schedule& &page3title=Judging/Judges/Mc's/Schedule& &page3text=Please refer to the links on the left to see the judging criteria and schedule, and get to know our very talented Semi Finals and Finals judges and MC's. &page3subtitle1=Semi Finals Schedule& &page3img1=off& &page3subtext1=Sanctuary:
10:00 am to 12:30 pm - Miscellaneous (Drama, Dance, Comedy, Instrumentals, Mime, Poetry, etc.)
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Groups (duets, ensembles, choirs, bands)
4:30 pm - Announcement of All Finalists
Special concert by Michelle Lang and Stillwater
10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Youth (ages 6-13)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Youth (ages 14-20)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Male/Female Vocalists &page3subtitle2=Finals Schedule& &page3img2=off& &page3subtext2=Sanctuary:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Finals &page3subtitle3=Performing& &page3img3=off& &page3subtext3=Performance categories are judged on:
Overall performance and delivery
Professional and confident actions
Audience/director eye contact
Appropriate emotions and facial expressions
Appropriate dynamics (words/notes/movements)
Selection appropriate for range and abilities
Selection technically challenging &page3subtitle4=Songwriting& &page3img4=off& &page3subtext4=Songwriting is judged on:
Hook: the music and lyrics must have a hook - something that "grabs" the listener's attention and helps him to remember the song and sing along with it.
Blend: the song must be able to blend both the music and lyrics together so that the listener's reaction is "the music was made for the words" or vice versa. The lyrics should reflect the mood of the melody line. The songwriter should not try to fit in too many lyrics so that timing and phrasing are sacrificed. If the lyrics rhyme, they should make sense and not be forced or trite.
Originality: Are the lyrics original or overused in other songs (it is okay to use scripture passages without losing points for originality). Do the lyrics convey a new, unusual or different perspective to a familiar topic? Are the lyrics used creatively and in a fresh manner? Is the music original or are overused note intervals used?
Marketability: Regardless of the style (rap, rock, country, classical, etc.), the song should be marketable in its "market." Does the song appeal to the masses (of its particular market)?
Overall: Is there "just something" about the song? Does the song have "hit potential" for radio air play? Would a person buy an album just because this particular song is on it? Would an established performer or group want to sing this song (country performer if it's a country song, rock if it's a rock song, classical if it's a classical song, etc.)?
NOTE: Instrumentation, special effects, vocal ability and overall production worthiness are irrelevant to this critique. Each song is judged on the above criteria (the song itself) and not the actual presentation of it. &page3subtitle5=Judges& &page3img5=off& &page3subtext5=Semi Finals and Finals Judges:
Alison Anderson is a nationally published songwriter and since 1999 has been traveling the country as a live concert producer, teaching performing artists and bands about the art of the stage. From the CCMAs to Carnegie Hall, Alison trains artists how to effectively communicate their message from stage, by teaching them about their audience’s expectations and about the craft of creating a great musical experience. Alison’s goal is to help artists take a “set of songs” and turn them into an unforgettable event!
Scott Anderson is a songwriter and producer from Seattle, Washington. For the last 17 years, Scott has been the owner of 57th Street Productions recording studio. In addition to recording indi and national artists from around the country, Scott is also composing music for network reality programming, and clients such as Nike, Ferrari and X-Box. Scott’s passion is to energize artist’s creativity and bring out the music that is stuck inside their head.
David Bowman When you find you Purpose it will become your Passion and you can no longer be Passive. Dr.D's high energy keynotes and workshops are empowering, effective and memorable. He lifts the low, pushes the slow, empowers others to know and encourages everyone to grow beyond their obstacles, procrastination, past adversity, addictions and fears. In 2000, Dr.D took a leap of faith to begin his public speaking career. Dr.D'S keynote, workshop and retreat presentations are positively life transforming. Corporations, conferences, churches, campuses and individuals share how they have been inspired, closed minds have opened, stress is reduced, hearts have healed, productivity has increased, team and organizational morale boosted, dreams and goals are fulfilled, the lost and wounded experienced spiritual restoration and self esteem and communication are enriched from learning pearls of wisdom. This cutting edge and multi-faceted messenger shines with hope, empowerment, encouragement and educational insights. DR.D, aka "The Minister of Motivation" and “The Self-esteem Dr.” is an emotional and motivational compass directing countless men, women and youth towards their potential and possibilities for personal growth, success and inner peace.
Karen Curtiss is the director of the Frederickson and Tacoma Early Learning Centers of Cascade Christian Schools. She has worked in Christian ministry over 20 years. Performing Arts are emphasized at Cascade, Tacoma, through weekly music classes and culminates in a huge musical every spring. This spring they will perform "Annie, Jr". Karen has been involved in the Christian music industry and with Worthy Music Ministries for over thirteen years. She is a graduate of Michael Smith and Associates Artist Management School in Franklin, Tennessee and has managed the development and career of one of the Northwest's most successful and prolific singer songwriters. Karen's daughter Tiffany is the worship leader/band member of Know Hope Collective (previously known as Audio Adrenaline). They released their first album March 1, 2011. Her many years in the industry has gained her a keen ear for true talent and she is excited to hear what today's contestants have to share.
Tony Easterly was four years old when his family discovered he had a gift. At the age of five he performed his first solo “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” in a talent show after a Christmas play where he had a starring role. His Mother and Father were also musically inclined. “My Father played a variety of instruments and both my Mother and Father sang”. The first “group” Tony sang in was a duo with his cousin, and their song was, “You've Lost That Loving Feeling”. Tony’s musical influences in his before-Christ days were Roy Hamilton, Jackie Wilson, Elvis Presley, Los Tres Aces, Sam Cook, and Chubby Checker. When he got saved in February of 1974, he knew he had to use his God-given musical talent for the Lord. He started singing in a 125 member church choir in Toledo, Ohio. When he and his family moved to the West Coast in the early 1980’s, Tony became a worship leader for local conferences and opened for people like Morris Chapman and Phillip Bailey. He’s performed with contemporary Christian worship leaders like Stan Endicott, Jon Gibson, Leon Patillo, Grant Goodeve, and Steve Archer to name a few . Jon Gibson is also one of Tony’s major musical influences today! Tony’s philanthropic ventures include raising tens of thousands of dollars for a school in Guatemala City, Guatemala and a baby formula program in Malawi, Africa. Tony has also participated in programs and events such as Prisoners for Christ, Worthy Music Ministries, King 5 Winter fest, Delivering the Message, and the Tacoma Freedom Fair, as well as being a featured artist and interview guest at TBN in Federal Way, on the Seattle Praise the Lord Show. Recording projects Tony has done include: “Your Heart Needs A Break”, his first single, and favorite project because his wife and children sang on it with him, 1990, “Friend of Mine” in 1991, a collaboration project for Emerald City Outreach Ministries - “We Can Make A Difference” 1993, “This Christmas Time” 1997, an album he decided to do after losing his 13 year old daughter in 1995, and “Just for You” 2002, an album consisting of a few hymns. Tony’s favorite (of his own music) is ““Christmas Is The Time”, a song written to memorialize my daughter, Michelle Yvette Easterly, celebrate the promise of Christ and Christmas, and to demonstrate my love and appreciation for my wife, Shawna, and what she made Christmas like for our family.” When on stage, whether in a secular venue or in church, Tony strives to keep his focus on God, reminding himself that he does none of this for himself, but for the glory of the Lord. On stage he describes himself this way: “Connecting... I’m not slick or polished, but I connect with people.” He says he is always nervous on stage but again he reminds himself that he’s doing it because of a desire God has placed in his heart to share the message, the “good news” of Christ. Tony Easterly has been married for 33 yrs; he has four children living, all active in ministry in areas from youth ministry to Christian radio. Tony is a Pastor and Teacher; he makes his home in Seattle but enjoys spending time at his vacation home on the central Oregon Coast named Shelly’s Cove, after his daughter who went to be with the Lord in 1995.
Annalise Espinosa is the proud co-owner of Auburn Dance Academy. She has extensive training in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Tumbling, and Musical Theater. She has co-directed Auburn Dance Academy's award winning competitive program for the past 11 years. In 2009, local television show "Evening Magazine" named Auburn Dance Academy the "Best of Western Washington" and aired a feature story about the studio. Also in 2009, "Dancer Magazine" name Auburn Dance Academy one of the top 50 dance studios in the United States. Annalise is an experienced competitive teacher who coaches her students to earn overall high scoring routines on the regional and national circuit. Her choreography has been annually awarded for the last decade. She is very proud of her three nationally recognized pieces, "Storm", "Blowers Daughter," and "Father God." Annalise is also a choreographer for the Non- Profit Performance group "Momentum" and the "Victorian Country Christmas" and Auburn High Schools Drama Department. Performance credits include the Broadway show "Time of the Season," Disney World Orlando Resort, and the Stouffer Orlando Resort. Currently, one of her former students is on tour with Adam Lambert and recent performed on "America's Got Talent," and the Fresh Beat Band." Annalise's most recent project was choreographing for a local production of "Disney's High School Musical." She is proudly serving on the Federation of Dance Competitions Advisory Board and is a dance judge for Rainbow Dance Competition.
Shari Furnstahl is the mother of four children and has been married to Dave for 22 years. She began singing at age 3 and continues to share her voice professionally as a singer and voice teacher. In addition to vocal training with renowned coach Maestro, David Kyle, Shari learned dance and choreography skills through training at The Dance Center of Seattle. Her choreography and stage show production credits include: The Momentum Assembly Program, Follies at the Fifth Avenue, the Applause Broadway Revue, the Silver Spurs Country Western Revue, Encore, Generation X, Act One, The Sugar Plum Kids, and The Singing Nativity. Shari and her husband Dave produce A Victorian Country Christmas at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. A Victorian Country Christmas was started by Shari’s parents and she is proud to continue this family friendly Christmas tradition! Shari earned a BA in psychology, a fifth year teaching certification, an endorsement in special education, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington. Shari is a special education teacher at Rainier Middle School in Auburn. Shari’s four children have participated in recreational and competitive dance since the age of three. Shari and her family look forward to meeting and serving you at The Dance Academy!
Ruth King Goddard With a Bachelors degree in Music Education, and a Masters in Theological Studies, Ruth has served in full-time and part-time and as a volunteer in church and para-church ministries and as a music educator for over 40 years. Ruth is the founder and owner of Joy of Music Co. in Everett, WA, which provides musical growth opportunities on every level, from newborns to the elderly, talented to the “tone deaf.” She has been vocal coach to one of “American Idol's” top 12. As an award winning singer/songwriter, she has written over 300 compositions, and has produced two albums of her original songs. She is Worship Pastor at Haller Lake Baptist Church in Seattle.
Lee Gregory is a veteran keyboardist of the NW rock music scene, and has played with notables such as Lynn Sorensen of Bad Company and Dudley Taft of Sweetwater. He has appeared on MTV and was a contestant with his band, the Blue Baboons, on the original Star Search. His music is a blend of rock, pop, and R and B. Classically trained on the piano from the age of four, Lee brings a host of influences to his music. He has performed with orchestras, rock groups, choirs, and as a solo artist in venues ranging from small churches to the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, and has appeared on over a dozen albums by various NW artists. Lee has worked with the Worthy’s over the last 15 years, first as a contestant, then as a regular performing artist, and now as a judge.
Michelle Lang is originally from Laurel, MS and has been a Seattle, WA resident since 1985. Her Christian journey started at 9 years old when she accepted Jesus at a puppet show. She is currently the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Church By The Side of the Road and works at University Presbyterian Church as the Urban Intentional Community’s Program Director. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She is also the Musical Director for the LHPAC Summer Musical Theater. She has been described as “down to earth”, “passionate”, “a great teacher”, “fun” and “quick witted”. This acclaimed and widely requested Writer, Producer and Director considers ‘friend’ and ‘Christian’ to be her greatest titles. Consider booking the music, ministry and motivation of Michelle Lang and Still Water.
Larry Lomax Since 1997 Larry Lomax has been an Air Talent for Crista Broadcasting, with radio stations in Seattle, Bellingham, and most recently Austin, Texas. Presently he is producer and host of the Spirit Music Countdown each weekend on KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3) and KFMK/Austin (Spirit 105.9). He is afternoon drive host on KWPZ/Bellingham (Praise 106.5). Prior to Crista, he’s performed on several mainstream radio stations in markets including Seattle, Boise, Harrisburg, and Virginia Beach, as well as a show host on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Spirit” channel. With support from station management, he produced a radio feature called the Local Music Project which aired for several years on KCMS, highlighting Puget Sound area artists. The “LMP” is currently promoted on a seasonal basis to generate interest in local music, especially as it pertains to community outreach. Larry worship leads for a small church in the South Sound, plays a little bass guitar, and makes part of his living doing web related graphic design and voiceover work. This time of year he and his wife Kathy do random of acts of yard work that they hope will turn into something nice someday.
Andy Noble is no new face to the Local Christian music scene. Andy has been active in the Northwest since the late 90's performing at outreach's, Youth detention centers, Worship services, and Fundraisers. He studied briefly at E.V.C.C. for Artist Development, Music promotion and Publicity and Marketing and Air Play. He believes in the promotion of Local Music and Musicians and for their use to minister and serve others. Encouraging, uplifting and thought provoking are terms used to describe his music. Andy has a gift and the heart for the gospel Message, and has a great desire to see the Captive Set free from every Bond that holds them.
Bryant K. Osborne Bk Osborne is an Executive Producer, Suppa TalentScout and TV/Radio Broker for Taylor Johnson Records Sela Music Group based out of Dallas-TX; a Television Program Producer for JCTV - TBN Digital, Seattle Praise Lord TBN Digital, Rebroadcast Program for TBN Digital in Washington State, Good News Network on ION TV Digital Network in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Phoenix; and Program Producer for the MLK Celebration for the City of Seattle and Festival Sundiata at the Seattle Center. He is a member of the Seattle Area Gospel Announcers Guild, West Coast Gospel Announcers Guild, Spirit Song Int'l Church based out of Federal Way-WA, PHD Ministries Int'l based out of Los Angeles-CA. BK is a Promoter for the Song Writer's Dream Tour/the British Are Coming Tour. If you lose today, Bk will do a Free Workshop/Seminar: How to Raise $Capital$ for your Music Ministry.
Eduardo Sabiniano (Eva's dad and Manager) is a Christian Artist, CEO President of B2P Entertainment and Vice President of the Born to Praise ministry helping needy children all over the world. He is also a Gospel Awards nominated Executive Producer, Composer and music Arranger and Artists developer.
Eva Sabiniano is a 14 year old Christian Artist and a worship leader of Charisma Christian Center in Lynnwood, WA. She is the President of the Born to Praise Ministry helping needy children. She released two albums Born to Praise cd-1 and cd-2 both nominated at the 2008 and 2010 Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Children's performance of the Year categories. She is the first Filipino to perform at the 30th year's anniversary of BET Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel show in 2010. Eva is working on her Born to Praise cd-3 album, which will be released on May 2011 under her own record label B2P Entertainment and will be touring in Europe this summer to support the needy children.
Charity Sanoy From a young age God’s hand was evident upon Charity Sanoy’s life. Her mom dedicated her to the Lord before she was born. Charity sang "Jesus Loves Me" at the age of 18 months.From then on God has opened the doors for her to use the gifts He has given her for His glory.Charity is a singer, songwriter, actress, voice-over artist, print ad model, and an academic scholar. She is best known for the singing voice of “Princess Kiara” in The Lion King 2 “Simba’s Pride.” Her song “We Are One” (a duet with Simba) was in the movie soundtrack. She is the voice of Sasha in Rugrats. She has been in numerous TV commercials like McDonald’s, Mattel, Disney toys, and the first 787 Boeing Dreamliner commercial. Charity enjoys doing family friendly musical theater roles. She has played the lead role of Annie and Dorothy. The most important thing in the world to Charity is her relationship with her beloved Lord Jesus. Charity was saved at the age of 13 and she made a purity pledge when she was 12. What keeps Charity going everyday is her daily Bible reading and worship to God. She doesn’t just want to read her Bible…she wants to know God so that she can obey Him and show her love to Jesus. Her favorite Bible verse is John 17:3…And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Charity went through very challenging times the last few years because of back to back car accidents, hospitalizations, and more. She had to stop singing for a while but now God has restored her health and her singing voice. Charity says, “I am grateful to God for using all of those trials to draw me into more intimate fellowship and total dependence on Him. During those quiet times I was led to read the Bible through and now I have read the whole Bible six times over. Everything can be taken away but like Joseph in the Old Testament…you just continue to walk with God no matter what and He’ll take care of you.” Charity wants to use her singing ministry to glorify God and to inspire people to follow Him by reading through the Bible.
Stacy Shown, two-time 1st place Female Vocalist of the Washington State Christian Talent Contest and a two-time Regional Semifinalist of the Exalting Him! National Talent Search, performs and leads worship throughout the Pacific Northwest, such as The Bite of Seattle, Son Light Fest, Tacoma Freedom Fair, The Puyallup Fair, the Oregon State Fair, Seattle Center, Max Square Summer Concert Series, and a variety of other settings. She has performed as a soloist and with both small ensembles and large choral groups, from the Faith Center Worship Band to the Jazz Disciples and the Tacoma Master Chorale. An alumnus of Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, she also has experience in teaching voice, working as a worship director and conducting worship camps for youth-age worship teams. She has volunteered as an adjudicator for the Assembly of God Northwest District Fine Arts Festival in Tacoma, as well as judging the Washington State Christian Talent Contest for several years. Stacy and her family make their home in Northeastern Oregon, where they are involved in children’s and worship ministries.
Jay Thomas has been playing the piano since the early age of 6. He’s all grown up now and an accomplished pianist, keyboardist, producer and arranger. In addition to producing his own solo Gospel Jazz CD entitled "Refreshing", he has produced for many other local artists over the past 20 years including former Washington State Christian Talent Contest winner - Patrice Brown. Jay has shared the stage with several national artists and has performed at such venues as The Bite of Seattle, Folk Life Festival, King 5 Winter Fest, the Puyallup Fair and the Washington State Historical Museum. A native of Tacoma, Washington, Jay currently plays for the Tacoma Community College Gospel Choir and Christ the King Bible Fellowship Church in Federal Way. Jay also performs for weddings, banquets, and other musical events every chance he gets.
Chuck Worthy is the Co-founder and co-Director of Worthy Music Ministries. He is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and poet. Chuck has made numerous appearances on Spirit 105.3 radio, KGNW 820 AM radio and The Trinity Broadcasting Network. Whether at home or traveling as a Master Technical Trainer, Chuck is committed to improving the music and ministries of the Northwest Christian Artists.
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Tracie Davis: if Tracie is in the room, somebody’s laughing… WHY??? Because Tracie Davis truly believes God wants His children to laugh and definitely knows He has gifted her to make that happen. This native North Westerner has presented her brand of fresh and positive humor throughout the Puget Sound region before hundreds of appreciative audiences. Her appearances within the church community, The Comedy Underground and Benaroya Hall have generated undeniable popularity and name-recognition. She is fast becoming the area’s number one requested comedienne/MC for corporate, religious, civic and community events. Tracie Davis is brilliant at creating comedy tailor-made for each of her audiences. Whether opening for national recording artists Mary Mary, Angela Spivey and Pastor Hezekiah Walker or relaxing executives at the Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines, Tracie Davis is on target.
But if you think her routine is structured and predictable, think again. Tracie is a master at impromptu quips and improvisations in which audience members suddenly and happily find themselves a part of her act. Her keen comedic radar is always scanning the room to make everyone feel included and noticed. Now that’s sensitivity, comedy-style!
Tracie a quick-witted, multi-tasking mother of one is also multi-dimensioned. The successful owner of Touchdown Enterprises is regularly contracted to promote concerts, plan major special events and manages several up and coming local artists. Additionally, she is the Minister of Music at the Bethlehem Baptist Church and finds time to volunteer within the community. She recently shared her gift of laughter at the 15th Annual Celebration of the Gospel Today Magazine in Atlanta.
Tracie also has done a guest spot on BET’s Lift Every Voice and Sing Television show. On Saturday, November 29th 2008, Tracie will be recording her Live DVD comedy recording in Atlanta, GA. Tracie has opened for the following artists: Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Beverly Crawford, Mary, Mary, Hezekiah Walker, Roy Fegan from “The Five Heart Beats”, and Angela Spivey.
J.L. Green: It is nothing for a man to hold up his head in the calm of his life, so says ancient tradition, but to maintain courage when all others have abandoned you - that is of Divine appointment. And so it goes with comedian J.L. Green, who has found, firsthand, that life's discouragement often teaches success. in other words. If you've never stubbed your toe, you're probably standing still. "I know I've gone through a lot in my life," says the New York native, "but it's up to me not to let it hinder my life, in fact. I draw a lot of my comedy from all the things that were and continue to be stacked up against me. I wish I knew then what I hold onto now."
Early on, J.L. struggled through the divorce of his parents, the death of his grandmother, and overwhelming abuse at the hands of a state welfare department that sent him to no less than ten different foster homes and two orphanages. Still a boy, he was confused, but admittedly blessed by the circumstances, "It's impossible for many of us to see the positive side of things when you're going through the pits of your life - especially when you're a kid." he related, "but during that time - I think I was about nine years old - a lady came to one of the places I was staying and told me about Jesus and how He suffered for us. It gave me strength and just the right boost to see at least a teeny bit of light at the end of what I thought was this huge black tunnel.
After being reared by orphanages for most of his life, and forgetting the message of hope in Christ he was taught. J.L. enlisted in the Army, enjoying a solid nine year career as a paratrooper. Ironically, amid the buccaneer lifestyle of his elite unit, he rededicated his life to Christ, "We certainly don't have much if we don't have hope for a future," he emphasizes, "and when I was faced head on by my past, my own future wasn't anywhere in sight. It was scary to find that out, but now when I face the future, Jesus looks back at me and smiles."
Once out of the service, J.L. went to New York where he caught lampoon fever from his many trips to the Big Apple's legendary lmprov. He decided what he missed most about his youth was laughter, and wanted to give others what he really never had. He started studying comedy, comedians, and club owners. "This is what I want to do," he whispered over and over expectantly, but when he finally climbed up on stage it was another matter.
Remembers J.L.: "Facing an audience for the first time as a comic is a lot like reading the book of Revelation. Your upper lip starts sweating, your mouth gets dry, and you wonder if you'll make it through alive," I did make it through in one piece." he laughs. but I also found out that the life of a nightclub comic was depressing and I really was stuck in a dilemma, I knew God was leading me toward doing this - standing up in front of people and making them laugh - but did He really want me to bounce from seedy club to bleak barroom night after night? J.L. supposed not, but if he was called to stand up in front of people and make them laugh, there was really only one other direction he felt he could go. "I figured I should go to Bible school and become a preacher," muses the long-suffering jokesmith, "but after trying to raise the money and working a ton of odd jobs. It looked like I missed it again."
More than a little introspective, J.L. shrugs that he had no idea what he was supposed to do with his life until he wandered into a Christian bookstore. "Right on the wall in front of me was a huge poster of Christian comedian, Mark Lowry." he points out. "The message was rammed home - I could actually be a Christian and a comedian at the same time. It was a phenomenal revelation to me."
From that point on, J.L. hasn't looked back. Enjoying increasing popularity across the country, he's taken his shtick to a long list of churches and Christian events and was named "Best comedian of 2006," by the American Gospel Music Association. From his hilarious routine on Christian drivers to his outragous segment on evolution, J.L. says he's found his niche...and he ain't leaving it.
"Playing all the big houses would be great, but that's not my main concern now," discloses the zany satirist. "What I try to strive for is what God wants me to do and that brings the kind of contentment that lasts forever. I've found that humor makes all things tolerable. It's the only medicine without side effects,and one of the tools that mend a broken heart. Martin Luther once said that if we're not allowed to laugh in heaven, he didn't want to go there, so I think I'm in pretty good company.
A.Jay Taylor If you were to ask A.Jay Taylor what her purpose is, her answer is simple… “To Creatively Communicate JOY!”
This multifaceted performer uses her skills as a singer/songwriter, recording artist and comedienne to relay hope to international audiences. From singing and directing choirs in the U.S. and Europe to performing stand-up comedy at Giggles, The Comedy Underground and The Improv, A.Jay Taylor continues to infuse Joy in unexpected places.
Utilizing her additional talents as an author, comic book creator and artist, counselor, M.C. and minister, “Miss A.Jay” brings her exuberant spirit to cross color lines and cultural barriers.
"Every culture understands Joy; no one needs an interpreter for laughter. We all understand the message of a smile, let’s spread that message!!” &page4button=Victorian Christmas Choir Competition& &page4title=Christmas Choir Competition& &page4text=If you love to sing in a choir or ensemble, and love to compete while taking in the joys of Christmas, then be sure to mark your calendars for December 3, 2011!!
A Victorian Country Christmas and Worthy Music Ministries are partnering to bring you the first Victorian Country Christmas Choir Competition!!
Don’t let your choir or ensemble miss out on A Victorian Country Christmas Choir Competition to be held at the Puyallup Fairgrounds December 3, 2011!!
Come dressed in your Choir Robes, Performing Attire OR in Victorian Garb (victorian dress is optional but will be taken into account for the best costumed choir awards).
This will be a one-of-a-kind experience for your choir or ensemble as they perform their favorite Christmas music in a Very Victorian Christmas atmosphere. This is open to all choirs and ensembles: community, school, college, church, of all ages and genres – the only “rule” is that your selection must be a Christmas song (secular or religious).
There will be CASH PRIZES for the best performing choir (Youth and Adults) and for the best Victorian costumed choir (Youth and Adults).
A Victorian Country Christmas has a 24 year history and will be held at the Puyallup Fair Grounds from November 30 to December 4, 2011.
Come experience a very Victorian Country Christmas and have your choir or ensemble compete for CASH PRIZES!!
A Victorian Country Christmas Choir Competition officially opens for entries on September 1, 2011.
To have your name added to the mailing list for more information and an entry form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today. If you would like your choir’s name left off this emailing list, send us an email today.
The Victorian Country Christmas Choir Competition is not an extension of the annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest and its mention on this website is so that all choirs and ensembles can get prepared for this exciting upcoming event. &page4subtitle1=Youth Choir& &page4img1=on& &page4subtext= &page4subtitle2=Adult Ensemble& &page4img2=on& &page4subtext= &page5button=Sponsors and Prizes& &page5title=Sponsors and Prizes& &page5text=Worthy Music Ministries greatly appreciates the following sponsors! &coname1= &cologo1=logo1.jpg &colink1=http://www.worthymusicministries.org& &coname2= &cologo2=logo2.jpg &colink2=http://www.dightmans.com& &coname3= &cologo3=logo3.jpg &colink3=http://www.laughinwithtracie.com& &coname4= &cologo4=logo4.jpg &colink4=http://www.christianexaminer.com& &coname5= &cologo5=logo5.jpg &colink5=http://www.defordphotography.com& &page5subtitle1=Sponsors& &page5img1=off& &page5subtext1=Thank you to the following sponsors!
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We have some very exciting prizes that will be awarded during the Talent Contest Finals!
The First place winner in each of the six categories will a receive a certificate and $250 in cash, for a total of $1500 combined cash prizes!
The Second place winner in each of the six categories will receive a certificate plus a gift basket of Dightman's Bible Book Center merchandise, a value of $50 each AND they will receive an autographed CD from the Know Hope Band (formerly Audio Adrenaline), a value of $15 each. This CD features the vocals of Tiffany Curtiss, a long time Worthy Music Ministries artist and former Finalist (multiple years) in the annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest before she moved to Nashville.
The Third place winner in the each of six categories will receive a certificate plus 4 passes to the Spring Fair in Puyallup (open April 14-17), a value of $36.
The Overall Grand Prize winner will receive a certificate, an interview by the Christian Examiner, and a photo shoot session by DeFord Photography (a value of $725).
Selected Finalists will receive one of the following prizes:
Selected Finalists will receive performance invitations to:
1st ANNUAL through 17th ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE CHRISTIAN TALENT CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
1991 - 2nd Glance (Miscellaneous/Rap)
1992 - Blake Woolsey (Male Vocalist)
1993 - Heather Cornwell (17 year old Youth)
1994 - Neil Vosburgh (Male Vocalist)
1995 - Total Experience Gospel Choir (Groups)
1996 - Jill Ann Bentley (Female Vocalist)
1997 - Common Thread (Groups)
1998 - Bessie White (Female Vocalist)
1999 - Heaven's Playground (Groups)
2000 - Patrice Brown (Songwriting and Female Vocalist)
2001 - Witherspoon! (Groups)
2002 - Sarah Jenkins (Female Vocalist)
2003 - Jessica Cantrell (17 year old Youth)
2004 - AnnaMarie Pasley (Songwriting and Female Vocalist)
2005 - The Jazz Disciples (Groups)
2006 - DaNell Daymon and A Royal Priesthood (Groups)
2007 - Merge (Groups)
2011 - 9 year Liliana Halia Peau (Songwriting and Youth ages 6-13) &page6subtitle1=1991-2004 Winners& &page6img1=no& &page6subtext1=
Congratulations to the following 1st Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Second Glance (Choirs/Ensembles) Female Vocalist: Naomi Marquez, Sharon Hockenburg, Keya Wilson, Marion Stephens, Andrea Powell Male Vocalist: Harold Poeling, Sam Yadon, Nate Mullen, Alan Manalo Miscellaneous: Chapel Ringers, Chris Turgeon, Thomaszine Weathersby, Tricia Mobbs Choirs/Ensembles: Second Glance, Christian Life Fellowship, The Mission Choir, The Latter Rain
Congratulations to the following 2nd Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Blake Woolsey (Male Vocalist) Female Vocalist: Lisa Reiff, Lori-Anne Mullins, Betty Pace, Leanne Mitchell Male Vocalist: Tony Ingersoll, Paul Wainamo, Dave Irish, Blake Woolsey Miscellaneous: Global Mode Dancers, Jennifer Thoraldson, Andrea Ludwyck, Thomaszine Weathersby Choirs/Ensembles: Global Mode, In Tune To Jesus, Gary Moreno and Lori-Anne Mullins, Heather Cornwell and Tracy Oden Youth: Destiny Youth Choir, Heather Cornwell, Sara Emerson, Jam Master T and Sweet E.
Congratulations to the following 3rd Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Heather Cornwell (Youth) Female Vocalist: Shannon Scott, Natalie Grant, Ruth Frances Laners, Kaletra Redmond, Susie Fernandez Male Vocalist: Neil Vosburgh, Scott Krippayne, Robert McPherson, Ron Parker Miscellaneous: LOC, Neil Guess, NTC, New Life Crew Choirs/Ensembles: East to West, A' la Carte, Dan Grant and Karen Ellis, Kevin Stockton and Linda Brooks, In Tune To Jesus Youth: Tanya Krievens, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Youth Choir, Sara Emerson, James McPherson, Heather Cornwell
Congratulations to the following 4th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Neil Vosburgh (Male Vocalist) Female Vocalist: Juanelda Grogan, Tricia Lord, Kaletra Redmond Male Vocalist: JR Graves, Jessie Garcia, Greg Otterholt Miscellaneous: Joseph Ferrante, Lisa Johnson, Hosanna Choirs/Ensembles: Anno Domini, Storm Child, Dan Grant and Karen VanDerWeide Youth: Brittany Leonard, Jared Brodin, Missi Hale, Emily Lawrence, Sara Emerson, NTC
Congratulations to the following 5th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Total Experience Gospel Choir (Groups) Female Vocalist age 19-30: Jill Ann Bentley, Melanie Meacham Female Vocalist age 31plus: Mary Horton, Kellie Ann Brus Male Vocalist: Tony Moore, Dan Grant, Jared Brodin Miscellaneous: Dawn Hammontre, Heavenly Boyz Bands: First Born, Steel Away Choirs/Ensembles: Dan Grant and Blake Woolsey, Total Experience Gospel Choir Songwriting: Aaron Taylor, Frank Morrison, Youth age 6-13: Stehenie and Tricia Jones, Missi Hale Youth age 14-18: Monika Eggehorn, High Performance
Congratulations to the following 6th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Jill Ann Bentley (Female Vocalist) Female Vocalist: Annie Graves, Jill Ann Bentley Male Vocalist: Rick Elsea, Scott Schmittler, Robert Harris Miscellaneous: JL Green, Dale Flickinger, The Kneecaps Groups: Common Thread, The Brodines Songwriting: Frank Morrison, Won X One, Annie Graves Youth age 6-13: Sarah Walls, Rachael Copland Youth age 14-18: Becki Corcoran, Krystal Ann Ochsner, Terry Cerrillo
Congratulations to the following 7th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Common Thread (Groups) Female Vocalist: Laurie Reimer, Bessie White, Janine Story, Verna Greene, Melanie Meacham Male Vocalist: Steven Knight, Scott Schmittler, Mark Cornelson Miscellaneous: Brittney Leonard, Clyde McDade (Redeemed MC), March Catherine Marshall Groups: Common Thread, Right Now, COD, Lynne Ingram and Scott Crownover Songwriting: Rich and Ruth Van Cleave, Salt, Ruth King Goddard, Jani Schaefer Youth ages 6-13: April Villaneuva, Kristin Burch, Michael Scott Epps, Stephanie Yoshida Youth ages 14-18: Missi Hale, Sarah Down, Nathaniel Schierman
Congratulations to the following 8th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Bessie White (Female Vocalist) Female Vocalist: Allisa Smith, Bessie White, VirLinda Ray, Linda Chontos Male Vocalist: Antonio Delgado, Joshua Turner, Steven Knight, Mark Cornelson, Elmar Ashman Miscellaneous: Dan Bowerly, Erle Jones, Heavenly Boyz, Rainier Ringers Groups: One Accord, Salt, The Amatures, Cry Holy Songwriting: Julie Woge, Scott MacGougan, Jeannie Sousa, Cami Lienhard Youth age 6-13: Michael Epps, Ruby Rose Griffin, Sounds of Joy Youth Choir Youth age 14-18: Alisa Dawn Blomstrand, Missi Hale, Natalie Anderson
Congratulations to the following 9th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Heaven's Playground (Groups) Female Vocalist: Brenda Fysh, Desiree Mason, Angelina Dennee, Sarah Jenkins, VirLinda Ray Male Vocalist: Gregg Neff, Mark Kingsbury, Steven Knight, James Koppang Miscellaneous: Doris Morris, Pop Heavenly, Ronald Boone Groups Adult Oriented: Heaven's Playground, Crosspoint Vocal Band, Anthony and Tiffany Curtiss Groups Youth Oriented: God Speed, Salt, Firestarters Songwriting: Janice Bell and Suse Kelly, Jason King, Eric Coldiron Youth age 6-13: Aubrey Logan, Leah Vlodowski, Cara Rudd, Sondra Clark Youth age 14-18: Naomi Howard, Faith Celski, Fijian Christian Faith Fellowship, Natalie Anderson
Congratulations to the following 10th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Patrice Brown (Songwriting and Female Vocalist) Female Vocalist: Patrice Brown, Lori-Anne Mullins, Maret Unruh, Camille Elder Male Vocalist: John Barrett, Kito Cinj, Timothy Michaels, Jonathan Summit Miscellaneous: Alpha Fellowship, Gina Barrett, Ken Chorost, Lori-Anne Mullins Groups Adult Oriented: Anthony and Tiffany Curtiss, J. Factor, Buser Family Groups Youth Oriented: Jettison, Pureheart, Route 7 Songwriting: Maureen Still, Dave Kirkpatrick, Patrice Brown, Malinda Letts Youth age 6-13: Autumn Rose Baker, Tiffany Curtiss, Janna Murray, Charity Sanoy Youth age 14-18: Alisa Dawn Blomstrand, Stephanie Fuller, Stephanie Homer, Naomi Howard, The Meister Girls
Congratulations to the following 11th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Witherspoon! (Groups) Female Vocalist: Verna Greene, Sarah Jenkins, Terrie Smith Male Vocalist: Ted Habersetzaer, Jason King, Jim Krueger Miscellaneous: Karla Morrison, John Walker, Bob Mortimer, Silent Praise Groups Adult Oriented: Witherspoon, His Cry, Dan and Greta Sines, Buser Family Band Groups Youth Oriented: The Four Wise Guys, LKC, Leonard's Moped Songwriting: Karla Morrison, Kimberly McMartin, Lonnie Good Youth age 6-13: Aubrey Logan, Chalsi Sylvestre, Hannah Ash Youth age 14-18: Stephanie Horner, Fijian Youth Dance Team, Agnes Ingarra, Shaun Taylor
Congratulations to the following 12th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Sarah Jenkins (Female Vocalist) Female Vocalist: Sarah Jenkins, Deborah Paz, Susan Murphy Male Vocalist: Daniel Cummins, Derrick Keys, Sam Vijarro, Jim Krueger Miscellaneous: Stephanie Brent, Silent Praise, CBG Groups Adult Oriented: Daniel Cummins and Tiffany Curtiss, Buser Family Band, Spoken Images Groups Youth Oriented: Imago Dei, Send the Fog, No Mean City Songwriting: Terryl Padilla, Malinda Knight and Rachel Graumann, Kimberly McMartin, Dolores Patterson Youth age 6-13: Anthony Greene, Onyeisha Gailbreath, Kaitlan Hronek, Sofia Lute Youth age 14-18: Tiffany Curtiss, Terryl Padilla, Jessica Cantrell
Congratulations to the following 13th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: Jessica Cantrell (17 year old Youth) Female Vocalist: Sarah Reynolds, Stacy Shown, Callie McCarthy, Amber Swanigan Male Vocalist: Jason King, Steven Knight, Ted Habersetzer Miscellaneous: Torrey Larsen, Nancy Parkhurst, Zak and Company Groups Adult Oriented: Steven Knight and Denissa Cline, Highly Favoured, Grace Without Limit Groups Youth Oriented: The 4 Wise Guys, Threefold, Kadence Songwriting: Crystal Rowden, Joshua Harris, Melinda Knight Youth age 6-13: Brianna Seabourn, Cora Foss, Anjuli WIlson and Micael Edstrom Youth age 14-18: Danielle Meserve, Jessica Cantrell, Desiree Olson, Terryl Padilla, Tiffany Curtiss
Congratulations to the following 14th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners (not listed in order of who won):
Grand Prize winner: AnnaMarie Pasley (Songwriting/Female Vocalist) Female Vocalist: AnnaMarie Pasley, Callie McCarthy, Angel Mergens, Danniel Meserve, Carolyn Nichols Male Vocalist: Andrew Finley, Kito Cinj, John Carson Miscellaneous: John Walker, Sheila Sutherland, Marcus Windham Groups Adult Oriented: The Jazz Disciples, Highly Favoured, Breath of Aire Groups Youth Oriented: End of Never, 3lb Soul, TJR Songwriting Contemporary: Karmen Fierro, AnnaMaria Paisley, Lance and Susan Krauter Songwriting Instrumental/Praise and Worship: Jee Wong, Rosemary Connors, Daniel Cummins Songwriting Other: Joshua Harris, Lance and Susan Krauter, Ken Jones Youth age 6-13: Hannah Ash, Sofia Lute, Shalayna Hawkins Youth age 14-18: Unworthy, Korynne and Kaylee Van Riper, Scott Mulligan
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Congratulations to the following 15th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners:
Grand Prize winner: The Jazz Disciples
Group Youth Oriented
1st place - The Four Wise Guys
2nd place - Soulfill
3rd place - Crash of Rhinos
Group Adult Oriented
1st place - The Jazz Disciples
2nd place - Emily and Craig Swanby
3rd place - Vigil
1st place - Kianna Cooley
2nd place - Dylan and Dulcinea Hatch
3rd place - Maxeen Faumui
4th place - Sophia Lewis
1st place - Natasha Leps
2nd place - Brooke Ebner
3rd place - Erin Rogers
4th place - Mindy McKnew
1st place - Kito Cinj
2nd place - John Copeland
3rd place - Joel Herbert
4th place - Arthur Peck
1st place - Tillie Donaldson
2nd place - Theresa Melendez
3rd place - Amber Swanigan
4th place - Callie McCarthy
5th place - Kelly Kaup
1st place - Savannah Eden Sauer (11 years old)
2nd place - Tillie Donaldson
3rd place - Sharon Stearnes and Chuck Kearns
1st place - Joel Herbert
2nd place - Josh and Sarah Snodgrass
3rd place - David DeVous
1st place - Todd Smith (rap)
2nd place - Marcus Windham (poetry)
3rd place - Joshua Harris (piano)
4th place - Elizabeth Bass (sign language) &page6subtitle3=2006 Winners& &page6img3=no& &page6subtext3=
Congratulations to the following 16th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners:
Grand Prize winner: DaNell Daymon and A Royal Priesthood
1st place - DaNell Daymon and A Royal Priesthood
2nd place - Runway 39
3rd place - Rock Solid
4th place - Electric Church
1st place - Danielle Elizabeth Powell
2nd place - Kianna Cooley
3rd place - Alexa Ingraham
4th place - Michael Gamez
5th place - Sydney and Tiger Paulsen
1st place - Matt Christiansen
2nd place - Kimber Lynn Barrett
3rd place - Scott Mulligan
4th place - Ivory Solomon
1st place - Joel Herbert
2nd place - Matthew Dickerson
3rd place - Joshua Harris
4th place - Eric Clayton
5th place - Mark Joneschiet
1st place - Crystal Aikin
2nd place - Melody Joy Morgan
3rd place - Emily Cook
4th place - Rose Dahlquist
1st place - Joel Herbert
2nd place - Crystal Rowden
3rd place - Crystal Rowden
4th place - Steve Beeman
1st place - Lisa Williams
2nd place - Tommy Shinn
3rd place - H. David Jones
4th place - William Johnson
1st place - Tyler Smith (rap)
2nd place - Te'Luvv (rap)
3rd place - Joshua Harris (piano)
4th place - Jeanette James
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Congratulations to the following 17th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners:
Grand Prize winner: Merge
1st place - The Long Saturday
2nd place - Total Experience Gospel Choir
3rd place - Buser Family Band
4th place - Son of Dust
1st place - Alexa Ingraham
2nd place - Tiger and Sydney Paulsen
3rd place - Dulcinea Hatch
4th place - Michael Gamez
1st place - Matt Christensen
2nd place - Anthony Greene
3rd place - Scott Mulligan
1st place - Jee Wong
2nd place - Kito Cinj
3rd place - Anthony Curtiss
1st place - Stacy Shown
2nd place - Verna Green Halley
3rd place - Brooke Ebner
4th place - Emily Cook
5th place - Susan Murphy
1st place - Joel Herbert
2nd place - Soulfill
3rd place - Cherlyn Johnson
1st place - The Life
2nd place - Matt Christensen
3rd place - Mark Joneschiet
4th place - Prevailing Words
1st place - Merge
2nd place - Eva Sabiniano
3rd place - Broken Chains
4th place - Jessica Gamez
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Congratulations to the following 18th Annual Washington State Christian Talent Contest Finalists/Winners:
Grand Prize winner: 9 year old Liliana Halia Peau
1st place - Swing Low
2nd place - Elly Mays
3rd place - Josh and Sarah Snodgrass
4th place - Blue Soul Renewal
1st place - Liliana Peau
2nd place - Jessica Furnstahl
3rd place - Paige Lawsn
4th place - Jasmine Fuller
5th place - Sydney Paulsen
1st place - Kelsie Geer
2nd place - LA Clips 6
3rd place - Katie Tussing
4th place -Tiger Paulsen
1st place - Kimber Lynn Barrett
2nd place - Brandon Scott
3rd place - Emily Swanby
3rd place - Amber Haifley
1st place - Kristy Jordan
2nd place - Liliana Halia Peau
3rd place - Agnes Kukuyamuzi
4th place - Joshua Linscott
1st place - Andre Hall
2nd place - Toby Arndt
3rd place - Osborne Project &page7button=Photos& &page7title=Photos& &page7text=Finals' Photos. &page7button=Finals Photos& &page7text= 2011 Washingston State Christan Talents (photos by DeFord Photography). Click on the Contest Year link to the left to view photos. &page7subtitle1=Talent Contest 2011& &page7imgs1=35& &page7img1_1= Groups: Blue Soul Renewal &page7img1_2= Groups: EllyMays (no photo - technical difficulties) &page7img1_3= Groups: Josh and Sarah Snodgrass (no photo - technical difficulties) &page7img1_4= Groups: Swing Low &page7img1_5= Youth age 6-13: Jasmine Fuller &page7img1_6= Youth age 6-13: Jasmine Fuller with Comedian Tracie Davis &page7img1_7= Youth age 6-13: Jessica Furnstahl &page7img1_8= Youth age 6-13: Paige Lawson &page7img1_9= Youth age 6-13: Sydney Paulsen &page7img1_10= Youth age 6-13 AND Songwriting AND Grand Prize Winner: Liliana Halia Peau &page7img1_11= Youth age 14-20: Kelsie Geer &page7img1_12= Youth age 14-20: LA Clips 6 &page7img1_13= Youth age 14-20: Tiger Paulsen &page7img1_14= Youth age 14-20: Katie Tussing &page7img1_15= Miscellaneous: Andre Hall &page7img1_16= Miscellaneous: Toby Arndt &page7img1_17= Miscellaneous: Osborne Project &page7img1_18= Songwriting: Kristy Jordan &page7img1_19= Songwriting: Joshua Linscott &page7img1_20= Songriting: Agnes Lukuyamuzi (no photo technical difficulties) &page7img1_21= Vocalist: Kimber Lynn Barrett &page7img1_22= Vocalist: Amber Haifley &page7img1_23= Vocalist: Brandon Scott &page7img1_24= Vocalist: Emily Swanby &page7img1_25= Producer: Chuck Worthy &page7img1_26= Chuck Worthy - non contestant offering song &page7img1_27= Semi Finals MC Comedian AJay Taylor &page7img1_28= Semi Finals Judging &page7img1_29= Semi Finals Audience &page7img1_30= Semi Finals MC Comedian JL Green &page7img1_31= Non-Contestant music by Stacy Shown &page7img1_32= Finals Audience &page7img1_33= Non-Contestant music by Michelle Lang and Stillwater &page7img1_34= Finals Judges &page7img1_35= Finals Judges wrapping up judging &footer=
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