Who will be the Best Singer in the State?
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
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
three hours of recording studio time at
Greenville, and will automatically be placed in
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
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
Brittney "Ms. B" Brackett of SoulTrax and Kenny "The
Mac" Miles for JAMZ 107.3
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:
plus one Overall Winner to be awarded a trophy
and cash grand prize of $500.00
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.