Washington State Nashville Country Star
THE OFFICIAL SITE OF

COMPETITION RULES           {SEE RULES FOR THE SEMI FINAL & FINAL BELOW}


1. Contestants must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in a recognized WA State School.


2. All performances by the contestant must be solo.


3.  All contestant performances must be to Karaoke CD’s. If you create your own CD, it must be on a CD-R disk – other types “WILL NOT” work.


4. For the Qualifier & Quarter Final Rounds, singers may sing any Country, Pop, Jazz, Gospel or Rock-n-Roll or Doo Wop song from any year - no Hip-Hop, Rap or Opera. For song ideas, look at our songlist.


5. The top twelve places will win cash prizes. The 2017 champion will win $1,500!


6. Each contestant will be judged on vocal ability (pitch, control, tone quality) and stage presence.


When signing up for the contest, please specify which qualifier location you will be attending. The qualifier locations to choose from are: Connell, Gig Harbor, Bellingham, Wenatchee, Okanogan. Click on 2018 Competition Dates to find qualifier & competition round locations. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE SEMI-FINAL & FINAL PLEASE READ

·        All songs for the semi-final & final rounds MUST come from our approved list on this website.   The total for the two songs at the final can not exceed 6 min 30 sec.  New songs may be added to this list at any time so check back from time to time.
        Finalists can not sing any semi-final round or final round song that they have sung in any previous semi or final rounds. You must choose new songs each year.

 

·        You may reserve your songs for the semi-final  starting March 5th & final rounds starting March 19th. Text Ed Lisenbey at 509-322-0003. Songs texted before 8AM will not be taken.

 

·        Be careful when choosing your 50s & 60s semi-final song!  You will have to choose another 50s & 60s song from our song list for the Final round.

 

 ·        Songs for the Final! You will need two songs for the final round. You’ll need a 50s & 60s song (again, one you did not perform for the any semi-final or final rounds), and a classic country song. Remember, these songs MUST come from our website song list.

 

·        EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! Your combine time for your two songs at this year's Final must not exceed 6 min. 30 sec.  One second over will mean a deduction in your score and could effect your placement.

 

·        FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ONLY:  We would like each of the finalists to bring a home-baked dessert, or store bought baked item, AND an item for our silent auction that will run consecutively with the night’s performances. Homemade gifts such as jewelry, stocking caps, scarves (Seahawks always appropriate), any type of western art, personal art work or crafts (greeting cards, frames, woodworking items), purses, small quilt, anything you can think of really, are welcome. Please no white elephant items. All money raised goes right back into our program for the next year’s competition.