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Paulding's Next Star 2018

Post Date: June 20, 2018 Categories: Contest, Events, Fundraiser,

2nd Annual Paulding's Next Star

LIVE PERFORMANCE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2018.

Next Star 2018

Paulding’s Next Star (PNS) is back and we’re ready to discover the next local star! Students and adults, ages 13+, are eligible to enter PNS by submitting a 60-second video showcasing their singing ability through one of two competing categories, Scholastic Performer or Emerging Professional. The contestant from each category with the most popular votes through “likes” on Facebook will join 10 contestants determined by PNS staff and judges, and will advance to the final round, performing before a live audience on Sept. 15, 2018. The audience will have the opportunity to vote on the top three performers of the evening, ultimately selecting Paulding’s Next Star!

Also, new this year, former PNS judge Erica Hoffman, singer, songwriter and vocal coach at Jan Smith Studios, will return in a mentoring capacity. She will offer a special training session to the top 12 final contestants, in addition to one-on-one coaching prior to the live performance. We are excited to see how these new additions will enhance the overall experience for each contestant. The proceeds of PNS benefit the Paulding County School District.

See rules and regulations for eligibility.

This year's timeline:
(Contestant dates in September are mandatory)
August 1 – 24, 2018 Auditions open for each category, ages 13+
August 25 – 30 Facebook voting to determine popular vote for each category
August 31 Top twelve winners announced
September 3 – 8 Contestant video appointments (time TBA)
Contestant training session with vocal coach (time TBA)
September 14 Dress Rehearsal (assigned times will start at 3:30 p.m.)
September 15 Paulding's Next Star live performance! (Paulding Co. High School)

Rules and Regulations



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Paulding's Next Star 2017

Congratulations, Morgan Dudley is 2017 Paulding's Next Star !
Our first runner-up was Sasha Hurtado with second runner-up Andrew Weaver! Paulding Education Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt round of applause and sincerely thank everyone who participated or contributed to our first annual Paulding's Next Star.
View Last Year's Finale

Paulding's Next Star 2017

Post Date: September 18, 2017 Categories: Contest, Events

Congratulations, Morgan Dudley is Paulding's Next Star!
Our first runner-up was Sasha Hurtado with second runner-up Andrew Weaver! Paulding Education Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt round of applause and sincerely thank everyone who participated or contributed to our first annual Paulding's Next Star.

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A Special Thanks to our Contributors

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to thank GA Power for their $2,000 contribution on January 12, 2016

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to thank Hardy Automotive Group for the presenting sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Casino Royal February 27, 2016.

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to congratulate the students who were awarded the 2015 Foundation Scholarships.