Paulding‘s Next Star is a local singing contest that happens each year in the fall and is brought to you by The Paulding Education Foundation & The Paulding County Fine Arts Department. All proceeds benefit the Paulding County School District. With two different categories to choose from(Scholastic and Emerging Professional) the contest allows students and adults, ages 11 and up to submit a 60 second video entry. Preliminary voting of videos leading up to a live performance event similar to NBC’s The Voice and Fox’s American Idol.
The top contestants (picked by social media votes and judges choice), no matter the age, will move on to the Performance Round, which is the live performance in front a panel of award winning industry judges and a live audience. The same panel of judges will narrow the live performances down to the top three, then the audience will have the opportunity to help select Paulding’s Next Star from their seats! Top winners are guaranteed cash and prizes and will have the opportunity to winner college scholarships.
Congratulations to the Paulding’s Next Star first round winners!
The first round of the contest is complete and we want to thank everyone who entered. The individuals who will be moving on to the performance round are:
The Scholastic first round winners:
- Popular Vote winner – Skyland Lawson –
- Judges picks – Jordan Shaffer, Joy Alfaro, Savaseae Laseter, Kaleb Quinn, Hadley Davis,
- Alternate – Levi Rainer
The Emerging first Round winners:
- Popular Vote winner – Ellie Hobbs –
- Judges picks – Aleena Diomande, Collin McEver, Landon Hurtado, Melissa Wainwright, Sara Bedell
- Alternate – Anna Thomason
Congratulations to all! Please check your email for more information and important dates!