The Voice of Grove City 2021

Inspired by other well-known singing competitions, The Voice of Grove City gives Ohio musicians the opportunity to display their vocal talents to the community. To enter the competition, contestants must fill out an online form via The Voice of Grove City website online form.

All contestants must be at least 13 years of age. Contestants must submit their audition video upon registration. A panel of professional judges will review the submitted videos and select 20 contestants to advance to the first of three live rounds. All rounds are open to the public and free to attend during the annual Arts in the Alley, one of Central Ohio's longest running arts and music festivals held every September in Grove City, Ohio.

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About The Voice of Grove City - 2021

The Voice of Grove City Vocal Competition is held at the The Arts in the Alley annual outdoor festival and is brought to you by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce.

The purpose of this event is to foster and promote the art of music through a vocal competition that provides musical performance opportunities for people from ages 13+ to educate, recognize and encourage them to continue to use their gifts and talents.


1st Prize $2,500, trophy and awards

2nd Prize $500 and a trophy

3rd Prize $150 and a trophy

People's Choice Award $500 (bring your family and friends)


$25 Entry Fee

Live Rounds September 17, 18, 19th, 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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Judges

  • Cierra Lee - Voice Coach

    Cierra Lee is a young artist and teacher who delights in changing lives through music. While in high school and college, she was actively involved, not only musically but also socially with various activities including show choir, opera productions, campus recreation team, peer leading, percussion ensemble, urban dance club, musical theatre productions, and marching band. She was fortunate to attend fun master classes with NYC singers (like Natalie Weiss), and to travel the East Coast performing in prisons.
  • Blake Soles - MC

    Blake Soles is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio who has been performing for 17 years. After a top 3 finish in Ohio Idol, Winner of the Voice of Ohio, and a brief appearance on American Idol, his career took a turn for the better. He has a new single and music video release on the horizon, and loves to collaborate with other artists to assist them in using their talent to share with the world.
  • Hawc Griffin

    With 30+ yrs of experience in the music & entertainment industry, some have jokingly described him as the artistic interpretation of the well known comic book Kryptonian. Hawc Griffin has contributed his artistic expression over the last couple decades as a music director, song writer, producer, worship leader that has opened several opportunities to share his talents internationally. While occasionally performing with a few well known music industry award winners and managing his own solo efforts, he led his own band “HAWC & the FEW” that later became "FEWXION" to win a couple talents contests building regional exposure. That exposure led him to a 5yr run as co-frontman with LDNL (Lt. Dan's New Legs). Now he's returned his focus & energy back to being solo or with FEWXION under VIBE PILOTS ENTERTAINMENT (VPE).
  • Rhonda Shappert

    Rhonda Shappert started a lifetime of performing at age 5. She graduated Cum Laude with a Musical Theater degree from The Ohio State University. As a singer/dancer, she has performed in 15 countries on the Asian, European and North American continents. Rhonda has recorded two music CDs as a contemporary Christian recording artist; is a published author; a certified life coach, speaker and trainer. After her reign as Mrs. Ohio America, she created and is the owner of Winning Through Pageantry, which focuses on developing women’s interview, leadership, and communication skills through pageantry.
  • Joshua Lee Powell Jr

    Lee is an American gospel music writer , choir director, vocal instructor, professional background vocalist, and recording artist. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, he grew up under the choir direction of his mother and father. After studying music in New Orleans, LA., he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he would serve as minister of music for churches such as Bible Community Fellowship, and now Union Baptist Church of Urbancrest, OH. Joshua has arranged, conducted, and sang background for artists such as Josh Groban, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Earnest Pugh, Beverly Crawford, Dr. Ron Kenoly, national recording choir Keith Dobbins and Resurrection Mass, citywide Simultaneous Revival Mass Choir of The Baptist Pastors Conference of Columbus and Vicinity, and has two recording projects with former group Anointed Harmony titled Just To know and New Day.
  • Tracy Sullivan

    Tracy Sullivan is a worship leader and songwriter from the GC area. She is the current Worship Coordinator for 7 Days of Praise, and serves as State of Ohio Coordinator for the State Weeks at David’s Tent in Washington, D.C. recruiting worship leaders from around the state. After leading and mentoring a teen worshipping arts team in the central Ohio area from 2004-2013, she now spends her time volunteering to connect worship leaders, musicians and teams for worship events and venues around the city of Columbus. She has spent most of her life educating and empowering others, but her true calling and passion is connecting people.
  • Kelly Letner

    Kelly Letner has been singing her entire life. Born into a musical family, they traveled and sang in many churches, festivals and community events. Her and her sister competed in and won several singing competitions and eventually produce their first album before high school. As her career unfolded, Kelly become one of the first Columbus “City Centertainers“ in the early 90’s working with Disney productions. Later on she worked as a local voice and piano teacher which eventually grew into director of a performing arts team, Judah Live. Currently she serves as musical director at her church
  • Cameron Mitchell - Winner 2019

    A Chillicothe Local, Cameron Mitchell is the self-proclaimed “Kelly Clarkson” of The Voice of Grove City. Not only is he our first winner, Cameron has also appeared on shows like AGT and American Idol. He is currently working on an album and a series of EPs and is very excited to be joining the judging panel this year.
  • Dylan Daniels

    No stranger to the stage, Dylan has been featured on various stages as both a soloist and ensemble. Dylan was featured on Country Music Television's, "CMT Insider" and was offered to perform with the Grammy Awards Foundation at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City. He performs regularly with the vocal ensemble "PureHeart," where he shares the stage with his best friends on various stages throughout Ohio and surrounding states. Dylan graduated from Central Ohio Technical College after studying music and business, serves as the stage show producer of the Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen program, and is employed with Reynoldsburg City Schools where he leads the theater department. He resides in Zanesville with his wife, Erin.
  • Jeremy Johnson

    Jeremy is a Nashville recording artist who spent years in the music industry. He is a singer songwriter who continues to write music for production in Nashville. He is also a local business owner in the great city of Grove City and is proud to be involved in this production as he loves to see the continuing growth of the arts in Grove City

Entrants

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Rhyan Stoneking


Submitted by: Rhyan Stoneking

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" By Elton John


Submitted by: Matthew Cross

Andrea Gilbert: Virtual Audition


Submitted by: Andrea Gilbert

Kayla Dittemer


Submitted by: Kayla Dittemer

Ilora Skye performing Bobby McGee


Submitted by: Ilora MacLean

Allison Remick singing Bad Habit by Ben Platt


Submitted by: Allison Remick

Sponsors

  • Heartland Bank

    Thank you to Heartland Bank for 41 years of dedicated support of Arts in the Alley.
  • The MacIntosh Company/West Park/ Monterey

    We would like to thank The MacIntosh Company for being this year’s Fine Arts Show Sponsor.