The top 20 finalists for the Ascension Fund’s Ascension Idol-Voice contest have been named.
The 20 middle and high school students will compete for the singing title March 27 during the nonprofit agency’s fifth annual fundraiser. Finalists were selected after a round of preliminary auditions.
The event raises money for teacher and school grant programs in Ascension Parish schools.
Each contestant will perform one song for the panel of local celebrity judges. Based on the judges’ scores, the top five will perform a second song and then the first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced, said Jennifer deFrances, Ascension Fund executive director.
Judges will include Charlotte Guedry, Darryl Hambrick, Jenny Heroman, Julie Jones and Mike Waguespack.
The first-place winner will receive a trip to Disney World. Second-place wins a large screen HDTV. Third-place gets an iPad Mini.
During the event, spectators will be able to cast votes for $1 in the Fan Favorite contest.
Tickets to the show are $10 for general admission or $5 for student admission and can be purchased in advance by calling deFrances at (225) 290-3322 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin Brunner, East Ascension High School
Lauren Delhaye, St. Amant High
Courtney Fassbender, St. Amant High
Maya Fernbaugh, Prairieville Middle
Ethan Glover, Dutchtown High
Tyler Gremillion, St. Amant High
Bobbie Leigh Henderson, St. Amant High
Rachel Hurt, St. Amant High
Carleigh Keller, St. Amant High
Briana Kent, Dutchtown High
Britny Landry, St. Amant High
Ashlie McGowan, Ascension Christian School
Carley Nickens, St. Amant High
Camille Nolan, East Ascension High
Madeline Ringwald, Dutchtown High
BreAsia Robinson, East Ascension High
Ariana Robinson, Dutchtown High
Kandace Scioneaux, Galvez Middle School
Cameron Soulier, East Ascension High
Baylee Sullivan, Dutchtown Middle School
For information about The Ascension Fund and Ascension Idol-Voice, visit www.ascensionfund.com.