Congratulations to the 2018 Rising Star Champion Quartet,
- 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.
Watch the 2018 Rising Star Quartet Contest on Sweet Adelines' YouTube Channel.
Permission to Post:
- Any competitor interested in posting their Rising Star competition performance on YouTube, social media and/or website must have Sweet Adelines International’s written permission before posting and sharing.
- Please complete this survey for permission.
- For contest scoresheets, rules and regulations, please visit the Rising Star section located in the competition tab.
Region 25 YWIH Shining Star Festival:
- Held in conjunction with Rising Star, Sweet Adelines Region 25 welcomed all Shining Stars (young women ages 25 and younger) to the Young Women In Harmony Shining Star Festival.
- Congratulations to all Shining Star Festival attendees, your performance during Rising Star was spectacular! Thank you to Sweet Adelines Region 25 Heart of America for a wonderful educational event.
- First Place: $2,000 USD
Second Place: $1,000 USD
Third Place: $500 USD
- Prizes are awarded by the Young Singers Foundation, an official charity of Sweet Adelines International.
- Please contact Competition Services at Sweet Adelines International headquarters.
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