Kootenays Best Singer Top Three 2014: L to R: Tyrel Hawke (1st), Maria Landa (2nd), Emma Chart (3rd); Emcee/Producer Vern Gorham
The Kootenays Best Singer Championships are Finished!! Thank you all for your great support. The final contest was held June 14th in Creston, and was again, another amazing night of talent. In the end, of the 14 singers entered, 6 advanced to the finals. They were Tyrel Hawke (Fort Steele/Cranbrook), Maria Landa (Fernie), Emma Chart (Nelson), Devin Fikis (Kimberley), Cara Waddle (Creston) , and Cassidy Islen (Slocan Valley). Finishing in first was Tyrel Hawke, followed closely in second by Maria Landa and Emma Chart in third.
The remaining singers who also sang beautifully were Kalvin Klassen (Cranbrook), Kelsea Derosz (Castlegar), Taya Blackmore (Creston), Brooklyn Adams (Cranbrook), Wendy Faulkner (Grand Forks), Alexandra Schlosser (Nelson), Tamara Leavitt (Creston), Zoe Strongman (Nelson), and Aaron Baker (Grand Forks)
Tyrel Hawke sings "Feeling Good" by Michael Buble in 2014 KBS Finals and wins 1st place!!
Cara Waddle sings "Blue" by Leanne Rhimes in the 2014 KBS finals
Devin Fikis sings "Brother" by Matt Corby at the 2014 KBS finals.
Maria Landa sings "Clown" by Emily Sandy of the 2014 KBS Finals. She earned 2nd place with this song
Emma Chart Sings "Drive By" by Train in the 2014 KBS Finals. She would finish 3rd with this song
Cassidy Ihlen Sings "She Looks So Perfect" in the KBS Finals by 5SOS
Cara Waddle sings "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Etta James
Tyrel Hawke Performs "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
Devin Fikis Sings People Help People by Birdy
Maria Landa SIngs "Don't You Remember" by Adele
Zoe Stongman sings "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
Duane Steele, celebrity judge, sings If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
Kelsea Derosz Sings "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry
Kalvin Klassen Sings an Original Song "Violet"
Taya Blackmore sings Let it Go from the Frozen Soundtrack
Emma Chart Sings her First Song, Good People by Jack Johnson
Wendy Faulkner sings Say Something by A Great Big World
Aaron Baker Sings Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
Alexandra Schlosser of Nelson sing We Can't Stop By Miley Cyrus
Cassidy Ihlen from Slocan Valley sings her first song "Stay" by Rihanna
Brooklyn Adams of Cranbrook Sings Beautiful by Christina Aguilara
Tamara Leavitt of Creston sings Glitter in the Air by Pink