The First Columbia Teen Star Musical Competition

We were delighted to host the 10th Annual First Columbia Teen Star Musical Competition. This year, instead of the live auditions and live finale, the Bank hosted this event in a virtual format. This unprecedented pandemic situation has been very disruptive to our young people who are unable to attend school, participate in sports and activities, or even hang out with their friends. So the opportunity for Teen Star to carry on we hope was a bright spot for those who were looking forward to participating this year.   

And the Winner Is...Mary Decker!


And the Top 4 Finalists!


From left to right: 

  • 1st Place - Mary Decker, Senior, Bloomsburg High School
  • 2nd Place - Taylor Woodeshick, Junior, Berwick High School
  • 3rd Place - Dylan Kramer, Sophomore, Southern Columbia High School
  • 4th Place - Cecelia Huntington, Senior, Benton High School

Introducing the 2020 First Columbia Teen Star Finalists!


The 2020 First Columbia Teen Star finalists are: (from top left)

  1.   Jenna McCreary, a Senior from Bloomsburg Area High School
  2.   Mary Decker, a Senior from Bloomsburg Area High School
  3.   Taylor Woodeshick, a Junior from Berwick Area High School
  4.    Lydia Barton, a Junior from Millville Area Junior/Senior High School
  5.    Jamie Nguyen, a Senior from Bloomsburg Area High School
  6.    Celia Sondheimer, a Freshman from Central Columbia High School
  7.    Emma Kelchner, a Junior from Central Columbia High School
  8.    Cody Johnson, a Senior from Danville School District, attends North Star Academy
  9.    Emily Lockard, a Senior from Benton Area High School
  10.   Cecelia Huntington, a Senior from Benton Area High School
  11.   Haweomalkalani Villiarimo, a Freshman from Central Columbia High School
  12.   Dylan Kramer, a Sophomore from Southern Columbia High School

Teen Star 2020 Virtual Event Schedule

If you missed any of these events, you can still see them at www.firstcolumbiateenstar.com. Enjoy!

1. Tune in to Facebook Live for announcement of the top 12 finalists Tuesday, May 5th @ 7:00 pm
2. See the Top 12 performances at www.firstcolumbiateenstar.com Thursday, May 21 @ 7:00 pm
3. Tune in to Facebook Live for announcement of Top 4 Friday, May 22  @ 7:00 pm
4. See the Top 4 finalistsí performances at www.firstcolumbiateenstar.com Saturday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm
5. Tune in to Facebook Live for announcement of Winners Sunday, May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Here's how the judging worked this year. 

Since the program was virtual, the audition process and finale format were different this year. Contestants were invited to submit two vocal performance videos. The first video was the contestantís audition video, and it was viewed remotely by a panel of audition judges who selected12 finalists. For contestants who made the top 12, their first video also served as their first performance for the finale. These videos were viewed remotely by a team of finals judges who then choose the top 4. The judges then viewed the second video submitted by the top 4 and choose the Teen Star winner for 2020.


Prizes

1st Place - $2,000
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $750
4th Place - $350
All other 8 finalists receive $100


Questions?

For questions, please call 570.387.7175 or email us at marketing@firstcolumbiabank.com.  


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