Voegele, Hiltz Earn Top Spots At Country Showdown

June 23, 2014
By

Samantha Voegele and Kent Hiltz finished first and second at the showdown.

Samantha Voegele and Kent Hiltz finished first and second at the showdown.

The third time was a charm for a contestant in the Country Showdown.

The 33rd annual event was held at Liberty Park in Batesville on Friday night and featured seven contestants vying to advance to the state competition.

15-year-old Samantha Voegele of Noblesville has competed in Batesville for the past three years. On Friday, she won the contest after performing songs by Sara Evans and Shania Twain.

“When my name was called everything inside me just exploded! I just became light headed pretty much because I was just so ready to be number one in this competition,” Voegele stated.

She will now advance to the state level contest in August, with a chance for a $1,000 prize, the State Title and the opportunity to advance to one of five Regional Finals. It’s the last step before the prestigious, televised National Final.

“I plan on picking new more upbeat songs, ones that I am maybe more comfortable with. I am just ready for this!”

Kent Hiltz of New Point finished second in the competition.

Other singers that took part in the showdown was Megan Hoffman, Guilford; Christopher Bischoff, West Harrison; Alyssa Williams, Connersville; Marissa Fullenkamp, Batesville; and Jessie Strassell of Dillsboro.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Sep
10
Wed
3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:28 pm
Now accepting nominations and applications for these three awards by the Sunman Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information please contact the Sunman Chamber’s website or call Anna.
Sep
22
Mon
all-day Registration for the Fall II, 20...
Registration for the Fall II, 20...
Sep 22 all-day
Registration for programs for the Fall II, 2014 session at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be Monday,  September 22nd  through September 28th  for members, and Thursday, September 25th through September 28th  for potential members.  The programs for the FalI II, 2014 session will begin on Monday,  September 29th.   For more information on the Fall II session schedule, go to: www.siymca.org or call 934-6006.
11:30 am AHEC Youth Worker Cafe (Dearborn... @ Lawrenceburg Public Library, Depot Room
AHEC Youth Worker Cafe (Dearborn... @ Lawrenceburg Public Library, Depot Room
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will be hosting a Youth Worker Café for Dearborn County on Monday, September 22 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Depot Room at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Who’s invited: all youth workers, parents, community leaders, youth ministers, educators, counselors, and others who work to impact the well-being of youth, and those interested in this topic. Jeff Hartz, Academic Outreach Coordinator of the AHEC will be speaking at this event. Free lunch will be provided courtesy of IYI. RSVP by Thursday, September 18 to Becky Nobbe at ocof@cmhcinc.org.

View Calendar