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Gateway to Stardom Finalists Announced

Riverfest 2011Clarksville, TN – The competition was tough this year according to the judges of this year’s “Gateway to Stardom” auditions held in July and August.

Thirty participants were chosen to perform at Riverfest. Gateway Realty Investment Group/A+ Property Management, has sponsored a stage at Riverfest for the many, many years.

The Gateway to Stardom Finalists
The Gateway to Stardom Finalists

They are Anthony Manker,  Ashantique Wilson,  Ashley Hicks,  Ashley Roberts,  Bailey McMahan,  Blane Wilkins,  Brianna Middleton,  Casey Arnold,  Chasidy Lee,  David Burks,  Dominique Dy,  Drisana Girard,  Emberly Charis Nichols,  Gaston Washington Washington,  Jack Roney,  Jasmine Adams,  Javier Sierra, Jordan Hawley,  Kyle Greene,  Kyosok Jahleel,  Lindsey Reil, Madison Fisher,  Meshia Ware,  Naomi Despain,  NEHS Steppers,  Nolen Miller, Rhyan Verble,  Ryan Ruppel,  Shane Fallon,  Steven Hawkins,  Tae’Shaona Matthews,  and Teilor Bischoff.

About seven years ago they added a Youth Talent Show to the entertainment lineup. Kelly Maselli, of Gateway Realty said, “We raised two talented teenage girls and always were surrounded by musicians coming to our house to play instruments, dance and sing. We saw a lot of potential in these young people and decided to showcase their talent in front of Clarksville audiences. ”

Starting as a thirty minute show and now having grown to four hours, the winners of the auditions will not only get a chance to showcase their talent in front of a huge, live audience but this event will be televised and seen by National Talent Scouts.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500 generously donated by Daymar Institute.

Show time for “Gateway to Stardom” will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, September 10th on the Gateway Stage.

Tristin McIntosh, who was the “Aspire to Stardom” Talent Show winner last April, will be performing with her new band, “C’est la Vie” during intermission.

Past performer with “Gateway to Stardom” and Aspire to Stardom”, Maddie Mauk, along with her new band, “The Way We Were”, will be headlining the Gateway Realty Stage directly after the Talent Show at 9:00pm.

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