DEBBY WAGNER “THE VOICE IN THE VALLEY” 2019 WINNER

32 talented singers graced the stage for Theatre West’s vocal competition in the  initial blind audition event.  From the blind auditions, a field of 8 contestants were chosen for the next competition round.   The greater panhandle of Nebraska and eastern Wyoming was well represented.  The 8 contestants chosen to move on in the competition were Debby Wagner/ Scottsbluff, Oghenemaro (Maro) Aghogoivbia / Nigeria-WNCC,  Natalie Miller / Lakeside,  Audrey Morris / Torrington, Tony Marez /Scottsbluff, Emily Peden / Gering, Brooke McCoy/ Gering, JaNae Phillips/ Morrill.  The third semi-final round brought a live combo to play with each contestant with each singer performing a new song.   For the final competition round, Debby Wagner, Natalie Miller, Audrey Morris, and JaNae Phillips were chosen to perform two songs with the combo.  The winner of the 2019 “THE VOICE IN THE VALLEY” was Debby Wagner singing “Me And Bobby Magee” and “How Great Thou Art”.  JaNae Phillips was named the runner-up.