2nd Annual Paulding's Next Star
LIVE PERFORMANCE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2018.
Paulding’s Next Star (PNS) is back and we’re ready to discover the next local star! Students and adults, ages 13+, are eligible to enter PNS by submitting a 60-second video showcasing their singing ability through one of two competing categories, Scholastic Performer or Emerging Professional. The contestant from each category with the most popular votes through “likes” on Facebook will join 10 contestants determined by PNS staff and judges, and will advance to the final round, performing before a live audience on Sept. 15, 2018. The audience will have the opportunity to vote on the top three performers of the evening, ultimately selecting Paulding’s Next Star!
Also, new this year, former PNS judge Erica Hoffman, singer, songwriter and vocal coach at Jan Smith Studios, will return in a mentoring capacity. She will offer a special training session to the top 12 final contestants, in addition to one-on-one coaching prior to the live performance. We are excited to see how these new additions will enhance the overall experience for each contestant. The proceeds of PNS benefit the Paulding County School District.
Paulding's Next Star 2017
Congratulations, Morgan Dudley is 2017 Paulding's Next Star !
Our first runner-up was Sasha Hurtado with second runner-up Andrew Weaver! Paulding Education Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt round of applause and sincerely thank everyone who participated or contributed to our first annual Paulding's Next Star.
View Last Year's Finale