The top 14 finalists took the stage on Thursday night for the opening round of Laurens Sings. Each contestant performed one song each for their chance to impress the fans and the judges at the Laurens Amphitheater.
Voting opens at midnight on Thursday night and concludes at midnight on Sunday night. The judges’ votes accounts for 51 percent of the total while online voting accounts for 49 percent of the total.
After voting concludes on Sunday night, the performers will be ranked 1 through 14 and the top-ranked performer will win $50.
Laurens Sings is a singing competition open to ages 8 and up. Laurens Sings offers participants a chance to sing each week during the three-week preliminaries. Preliminaries will be held on June 7, 14 and 21.
After each week of performances, the Top 14 will be ranked 1 through 14. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 7 and June 14 performances will receive $50. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 21 performances will receive $100.
The Top 10 will perform in the finale on June 28. The winner will be announced at the Riverfront Freedom Festival on July 3. The winner of Laurens Sings will receive $1,000.
Laurens Sings is sponsored by the Laurens Parks and Recreation Department and GoLaurens.com.
Video of the first round performances will be available on GoLaurens.com on Saturday, June 9.
The Top 14 finalists are: