There will be some familiar faces at the 7th annual Hillbilly Boogie Music Festival in Kenaston with the Living Skies Teen Vocal showcase final on August 4.
Humboldt’s Ethyn Beggs and Bruno’s Makayla Glessman will be taking the stage after competing in the Living Skies Teen Vocal
Showcase sponsored by SaskMusic and held in Humboldt on June 24.
Five singers were chosen from the competition, including Glessman, and four winners were also chosen from a Regina competition on July 8.
It was a stiff competition in Humboldt and Glessman wanted to put her best foot forward, she says.
“(I) brought out songs that I know I’m comfortable with and just sang my heart out and did the best I could and see what came out in the end.”
Glessman was shocked to hear her name called as a finalist considering the level of talent at the competition.
Beggs would be the lone wild card entry after judges chose one from both competitions.
Beggs was the first one up at the Humboldt competition and was a bit nervous about not knowing what to expect. Although he was happy to receive the wild card entry, he did think he blew the competition hearing the judges feedback. He will be taking their advice when it comes to his next performance, he says.
There were many great performances in the Humboldt competition and Beggs is looking forward to hearing all the competition winners perform, including winners from Regina that he has not seen perform.
“There was a lot of good talent there. Lots of original songs played by the people. Some of them were really good.”
Glessman has been to the Boogie in previous years and is looking forward to the fun and new people she will meet.