(La Porte, IN) - The 15th Annual Hoosier Star competition in La Porte is proceeding almost as planned this year. Finalists for the event have been selected. The ten finalists will take the mic at State Street Community Church on September 12, starting at 7p. But, there won't be a live audience.
Tim King, Executive Director of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestera, says things will be pretty much the same except the entire show will be streamed online. People can stream the event on multiple websites at no cost, but if they want to vote for the winners there's a $10 charge.
The competition has to divisions, Youth and Adult. Below are the finalist for each division:
YOUTH DIVISION - AGE 17 AND UNDER
Jamileh Cornejo - La Porte
Julia Larson - Chesterton
Lily Belle Nuest - Kouts
Raul Palma - La Porte
Grace Phillips - Westville
ADULT DIVISION - AGE 18 AND OVER
Alyse Flores - La Porte
Alanna Mossell - Portage
Leann Stutler - Crown Point
Alora Tribole - Chesterton
Evan Wooding - La Porte
These individuals will compete, in their respective divisions, for the title of HOOSIER STAR. Each finalist will sing a song of their choice with musicians from the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Alastair Willis. 1st place Adult and Youth Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. 2nd place Adult and Youth Winners will receive a $500 prize.