Inaugural “Texas Star: The Woodlands” First Preliminary Round Winners

Inaugural “Texas Star: The Woodlands” First Preliminary Round Winners

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Michelle Clay
Michelle Clay | Strawberry Wine | Texas Star The Woodlands Photo: Jason Franklin for The Woodlands Journal

The first round of preliminaries for the Texas Star: The Woodlands singing competition took place recently at Crescent Moon Wine Bar in Spring.

Hillary Moore
Hillary Moore | I’ve Got a Girl Crush | Texas Star The Woodlands Photo: Jason Franklin for The Woodlands Journal

Although there were ten slots to fill for the semifinal rounds, Texas Star event owner Donna Wick of Wicked Publicity opened up a “wildcard slot” and eleven contestants made it through.

There are two more Fridays of preliminary rounds – on October 23 and 30 – before the semifinal rounds on November 6 at Papa’s Ice House in Spring. The competition is presented by Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands.

Zachary Jones
Zachary Jones | Crazy Town | Texas Star The Woodlands Photo: Jason Franklin for The Woodlands Journal

The winners of the first preliminaries were: Samantha Cearley, Michelle Clay, Jordyn Danielle, Danielle Dempsey, Zachary Jones (winner of the 2014 Woodlands Idol competition), Young Jordan, Charlotte Lee, Fernando Lopez IV, Mayra Lopez, Anthony Miller, and Hillary Moore.

To enter in the competition, contestants must be residents of Texas, be at least 18 years of age, and pay a registration fee. Contestants can register and audience members can purchase tickets at www.TexasStar-TheWoodlands-Prelims.EventBrite.com.

Anthony Miller
Anthony Miller | Tattooed Heart – Acapella | Texas Star The Woodlands Photo: Jason Franklin for The Woodlands Journal

For more information on the competition, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.TheOfficialTexasStar.com, or contact Sharla Grayson at 832-993-1604. The winner takes home a substantial prize package that will include studio session time, a complete makeover, performing opportunities, a year’s worth of free publicity, and a $5,000 cash prize.

 

Young Jordan
Young Jordan | Texas Star The Woodlands Photo: Jason Franklin for The Woodlands Journal
Texas Star The Woodlands
Texas Star The Woodlands Judges | Tim Hutto, Joey Scale, Bob Milner, Jay Wachs, Michelle Brown | Photo: Jason Franklin for The Woodlands Journal

We had an opportunity to catch up with the judges before the show started and find out a little bit about them and what they do in The Woodlands Community.

Tim Hutto: Works in the oil and gas industry and is also a drummer for a band called Train Wreck.

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“I’m pretty excited about this event.” – Tim Hutto[/quote]

Joey Scale: A music director for The School of Rock in The Woodlands.

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“I hope Insane Clown Posse doesn’t show up and play.” – Joey Scale[/quote]

Bob Milner: Owner of Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands.

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“I’m very excited about this event, to see some of the local talent and to get to see some of the people come out and sing.” – Bob Milner[/quote]

Jay Wachs: Owner of WoodlandsHits.com

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“It’s and outstanding opportunity to be here, to look at all the great local musicians who inspire to be the next “Texas Star.” – Jay Wachs[/quote]

Michelle Brown: Sawdust Road Band

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“It’s and incredible honor and a privilege to be able to be able to hang out with some of the stars, and it just jazzes me to be able to see something like that.” – Michelle Brown[/quote]

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