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 Best Singer in the State!

Who will be the Best Singer in the State?


Last year's winner, Olivia Furnell




Anderson  1, Breonna Talley, Palmetto High






Anderson 5, Chris Vita, T L Hanna High




Cherokee, Ali Jane Henderson, Gaffney High



Greenville, Shane Li, Wade Hampton High




Midlands Region, Anisha Green, Hartsville High




Spartanburg 7, Carson Hardigree, McCracken Middle



Competion to be held May 4th at Powdersville High School




View 2013 competition photos here!




Last year's 2013 State Finals were held April 26 at the beautiful Fine Arts Center at Wade Hampton High School, 102 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville, SC 29609.  Tickets went for only $5.00 with a donation of a canned good for Loaves & Fishes.


Olivia recieved a trophy and a $500 cash prize courtesy of Jubilee Homes, three hours of recording studio time at Peculiar in Greenville, and will automatically be placed in The Nashville Connection—Heroes Salute competition as a finalist, under the category of singer. She will compete on September 20, 2013 in front of a Celebrity Judge panel with 25 other pre-chosen finalists from all around the country at The Hyatt in Greenville, SC. She will also be given a free workshop pass for September 19 to connect and learn from top award-winning music industry professionals in every aspect of the music business. Coach Robert Hoefer will be one of our workshop presenters.

The Winners of The Nashville Connection in the singer and songwriter categories will be given an award on stage at the Heroes Salute Gala, September 21, 2013 in the Hyatt Ballroom. They will also be featured as the opening act before the Celebrity A-list Artist performs. They will walk The Red Carpet "Star Walk" that evening and will be photographed with VIPs and Celebrities. Both winners will receive 25,000 dollars of opportunity and development prizes from The Nashville Connection—Heroes Salute.

The remaining five finalists from The Best Singer in the District/State Competition receive a 50% discount into the workshops to be held at the Hyatt on September 19, 2013. These workshops are taught by top industry professionals and include seminars on vocal technique, songwriting, composition, social media, publishing and A&R, image consulting, and entertainment law.

Co-Hosts:  Brittney "Ms. B" Brackett of SoulTrax and Kenny "The Mac" Miles for JAMZ 107.3

Judges:  Joan Betros of The Nashville Connection -- Heroes Salute, Dr. Alan Bailey, Deirdre Francis, Marlo L. Hogue "Radiant", Dave Brooks

Students in school districts all over South Carolina are getting their acts together!   The opportunity to share your talent in front of an enthusiastic audience is an amazing reward in itself.  Just being a part of an uplifting event can catapult a performer to a whole new level.  Get ready for new partnerships, new award categories, new locations, and new Summer classes!
BSD also offers Genre Awards for specific categories.  You could be named in our next competition!
  Who Competes:  Contest is open to all students enrolled in your district's public schools
  3 Divisional Awards of trophies, one for each competition level/division:
Middle School
High School
  plus one Overall Winner to be awarded a trophy and cash grand prize of $500.00


The BSD Mission:

 The purpose of the Best Singer in the School District competition is to identify, encourage, motivate, promote, and reward vocal music development and excellence within South Carolina's school districts while providing needed financial funds and support for your school's music departments.


All proceeds go to the music departments of Greenville County Schools!!

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Best Singer in the School District

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