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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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.
    Email: • Phone: 1.918.388.8024 • Toll free: 1.800.992.7464