Snellville Singer a Semifinalist in Stars of Tomorrow

Stars of Tomorrow semifinalists take the stage at The Buckhead Theatre on Jan. 13.

Kirstyn Burkhalter, of Snellville, is one of the Top 20 semifinalists for the Stars of Tomorrow singing contest that begins on Sunday.

This fall, Variety of Georgia announced its second annual talent statewide competition, Stars of Tomorrow, and the Snellville hopeful is one of six from the Gwinnett area with stars in her eyes. Eligible hopefuls from Georgia submitted videos of their best vocal performance and Burkhalter was one of those who made the final cut.

Stars of Tomorrow hosts the semi-final competition at The Buckhead Theatre on January 13th. This showcase of talent allows judges to pick the top 10 finalists to perform at the final competition at the Fox Theatre on March 17, 2013.

The top 20 semifinalists from around the state include:

  • Amanda Shaw, Lawrenceville                            
  • Jake Smith, Buckhead (Atlanta)
  • Austin French, Cordele                                     
  • Jenane McCulloch, Peachtree City
  • Brendan Taliafeero, Lilburn
  • Julia McClure, Marietta
  • Bria Johnson, Marietta                                     
  •  Kirstyn Burkhalter, Snellville
  • Caroline Geckler, Buckhead (Atlanta)                 
  • Mackenzie Milsap, Lawrenceville
  • Ellie Duncan, Sandy Springs                             
  • Meagan Sharp, LaGrange
  • Lauren Hill, Flowery Branch                               
  • Miranda Alexander, Loganville
  • Felicia Moore, Albany                                       
  • Ruthie Evans, Smryna
  • Hannah French, Cordele                                    
  • Sarah Mootz, Buford
  • Haylie Shea Hatch, Gainesville                          
  • Tagee Barnes, Decatur

The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will receive a check for $2,500, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, Frabel trophy and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre. The first and second runners-up each receive, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, a Frabel trophy, and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

About Stars of Tomorrow

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but develop skills they will use for years to come.

Tickets for the January 13 competition are $5, so extended families and friends can come support their favorite candidate. Tickets for the March 17 final competition at the Fox Theatre start at $20. All ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about the top 10 finalists, visit www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com. For more information, contact Chase Evangeline Andrews at 678.994.4210 or chase@varietyofgeorgia.org.



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