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15th Annual Galaxy of Stars(R) Talent Search Results | KTIC Radio

15th Annual Galaxy of Stars(R) Talent Search Results

15th Annual Galaxy of Stars(R) Talent Search Results

GRAND ISLAND – Nebraska State Fair and Vision Productions, Inc. presented the 15th Annual Galaxy of Stars® Talent Search two-day competition at Fonner Park in Grand Island; the semi-finals on Saturday, Aug. 31 and the finals on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Since its beginning in 1993, the Galaxy of Stars® Talent Search has grown to be the biggest talent search in Nebraska, featuring singers, dancers, instrumentalists and a variety of acts from all ages. Twenty-seven acts from across Nebraska competed on the CHI Health Stage in the Family Fun Zone.

All semi-finalist contestants received a Galaxy of Stars® Medal. The highest-scoring performances in the talent search advanced to the finals with contestants competing for over $7,500.00 in prizes, cash, trophies & a Nashville recording package.


FINALISTS – Nineteen acts, listed in random order, advanced to the finals:


COMETS (12 & Under) – Taelyn Baumert, Dance, ClarksonSteps at Tiffany’s Prep Team, Dance; Tynzlee HakeClarkson; Jurnee MullenhoffLeighAddison HeardHowells; Alyvea GroteluschenColumbusAva BaumertClarkson; Ella BaumertClarkson; Chelsy BrabecClarksonRaegan Roebuck, Dance, Genoa.


SHOOTING STARS (13 to 18) – Elise Anderson, Vocal, LincolnSarah Koca, Vocal, Martell; The Renegades, Group Vocal: Aaron Vrbka (tenor), Bede Fulton (Lead), John Blatchford (Bass), Nik Barger (Baritone), Lincoln; Logan Becher, Leigh& Quintessence Indra, Clarkson, Group Dance; Azreyah Cole, Vocal, LincolnAdysen ZiemannPleasant Dale& Trinity McMillanCrete, Group Dance; Daelyn Mues, Vocal, CulbertsonTaylor Smith, Vocal, KearneyChandler Schmit; Vocal/Guitar, LincolnBSD DancersKenzie Tonniges, OsceolaKianna Cruise, St EdwardMacyn Norris, ColumbusMorisyn MarkerColumbusEmersyn PrososkiOsceolaLiberty Larsen, Columbus.


NOVAS (19 & Over) – Mason Harouff, Vocal, Lincoln; Melissa McBride, Variety/Baton, OmahaTazalea Scott, Vocal, Westerville;  Jared Ehrke, Vocal, Lincoln;  Sonie Kuhlman,

Vocal, North Platte;  Breezy Ortega, Vocal, McCook.




Cash awards were presented by Vision Productions, Inc. and Nebraska State Fair. Trophies and medals presented by Awards Plus, Kelly Kava and Michelle Mariani, Grand Island, and Vision Productions, Inc. Nashville recording package for an overall vocalist was presented by Terri Krolikowski, Ideal Health, Lincoln, Mark Allen, Benchmark Productions, Nashville, and Vision Productions, Inc., Nashville.


Overall Awards:


MEGASTAR              (Highest Scoring Contestant Overall)

$1,000 cash and trophy: Sonie Kuhlman, Vocal, North Platte


SHINING STAR         (Highest Scoring Contestant(s) in Star Quality, “The Shine Factor”)

$100 cash and trophy:  Sonie Kuhlman, Vocal, North Platte


SUPERSTAR              (Voted Overall Best Performance by All Contestants)

$100 cash and trophy: Steps at Tiffany’s Prep Team:

                                    Tynzlee Hake, Jurnee Mullenhoff, Addison Heard, Alyvea

                                    Groteluschen, Ava Baumert, Ella Baumert, Chelsy Brabek

                                    Group Dance, Clarkson, Leigh, Howells  


PEOPLES CHOICE     (Voted Overall Best Performance by Audience)

$100 cash and trophy: Steps at Tiffany’s Prep Team,

                                     Group Dance, Clarkson, Leigh, Howells


DANCE AWARD         (Highest Scoring Dance – All Age Divisions)

                                    Raegan Roebuck, Genoa


VOCAL AWARD         (Highest Scoring Individual or Group – All Age Divisions)

                                    Presented by Terri Krolikowski, Ideal Health Lincoln, Mark Allen,

Benchmark Productions, Inc., Nashville, and Vision Productions, Inc.


       Nashville Recording Package ($4,500 value) – Includes production

       consultation, national song search, studio musicians, background

       singers, produced, mixed and mastered.

Sonie Kuhlman, Vocal, North Platte


Age Division Awards:


COMETS (12 & Under)


1st  Place        $250 cash and trophy:  Raegan Roebuck, Dance, Genoa

2nd Place        $150 cash and trophy:  Steps at Tiffany’s Prep Team,

                                                              Group Dance, Clarkson, Leigh, Howells

3rd Place         $100 cash and trophy:  Taelyn Baumert, Dance, Clarkson






1st  Place     $250 cash and trophy:  Azreyah Cole, Vocal, Lincoln

2nd Place     $150 cash and trophy:  BSD Dancers, Group Dance,

                                                               Columbus, Osceola, St. Edward

3rd Place      $100 cash and trophy:   Elise Anderson, Vocal, Lincoln


NOVAS (19 & Over)


1st  Place        $250 cash and trophy: Sonie Kuhlman, Vocal, North Platte

2nd Place        $150 cash and trophy: Melissa McBride, Variety/Baton, Omaha

3rd Place         $100 cash and trophy: Tazalea Scott, Vocal, Westerville


GALAXY OF STARS® FEATURED ENTERTAINERS included 2013 Mega Star Justin Kane, Oakland; 2017 Mega Star Carly Cremers, Hastings; Candace Sutter, Council Bluffs, IA; Katie Goesch, Gresham, and Janelle Grace, Nashville.                                 


NEBRASKA STATE FAIR VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: The featured entertainer was 2013 Mega Star and Navy Veteran Justin Kane from Oakland.


To schedule an interview with local winners, contact Wynne Adams at 615-495-7375. For additional information, award and performance pictures, go to the official Galaxy of Stars® website at and Nebraska State Fair website at


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