Congratulations to the 2018 Rising Star Champion Quartet,

Hot Pursuit

Competition Results:

  • First Place: Hot Pursuit
    Tenor: Michaela Olson
    Lead: Tessa Walker
    Baritone: Melody Hine
    Bass: Candra Rice
    From Atlanta, GA., and Cleveland, TN., USA
  • Second Place: Grace Notes
    Tenor: Elise Miller
    Lead: Andrea Walker
    Baritone: Kieley Simonsen
    Bass: Marisa Garza
    From San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Third Place: Blaze
    Tenor: Michelle Gant
    Lead: Madison Padgett
    Baritone: Abbie Owens
    Bass: Eliza Stoney
    From Tampa, FL., and Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Stars to Watch Award: Belle Tones
    Tenor: Alyssa Morrow
    Lead: Emma Morelli
    Baritone: Chloe Storm
    Bass: Abigail Storm
    From Austin, Texas, USA
    The Stars to Watch Award recognizes the highest-scoring quartet whose average age is 16 or younger.


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  • Prizes are awarded by the Young Singers Foundation, an official charity of Sweet Adelines International.


Rising Star Quartet Contest Resources:


  • Please contact Competition Services at Sweet Adelines International headquarters.
    Email: • Phone: 1.918.388.8024 • Toll free: 1.800.992.7464