Chloe Shingoose, 14, from Stettler smiles big after hearing she placed second in the Ponoka Stampede talent show June 27. Shingoose will be taking the recording session at MCC Recording Studio after the first placer winner picked the Gilmore guitar. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Saskatoon singer wins Ponoka Stampede talent show

A Stettler youth sings her way to runner up and recording session

Winners of the Ponoka Stampede Talent Show were all smiles after their strong performances.

The show was held June 27 right after the chuckwagon races with judges taking a few minutes to determine the first place and runner up of 10 performers.

Darryl Andersen, from Saskatoon, Sask. wowed the judges the most with his rendition Tennessee Whiskey earning him the top spot in the competition. When it was announced that Anderson won, it took him a few moments to first, deal with the surprise, and second, to choose the prize.

The two prizes up for grabs at the competition was a MCC Recording Studio session or a brand new, handmade guitar by Gilmore Guitars. After a moment of thought, Anderson grabbed the guitar and held it in the air.

That decision all boiled down to distance.

“It’s a long drive to get out here and get that stuff done and I felt I would probably put it off,” said Anderson. “And it’s nice to have something in hand to take it back home.”

For Anderson, the win was a complete surprise considering the quality of singers in the competition. The process was slightly new for him as each singer had a chance to practice in the morning with the house band but Anderson said the whole process went quite smoothly.

As for his confidence levels, Anderson says he feels quite positive. From here, he intends to work with his band River’s Edge to gain some momentum out of the win.

Runner up hails from Stettler

A big surprise for Stettler teen (14) and competitor Chloe Shingoose, came when she heard she was picked as the runner up.

Shingoose sang Blue by LeAnn Rimes and because Andersen picked the guitar, Shingoose got the recording session, something she was hoping for in the first place.

“Everyone was really amazing so it was really nerve-wracking. I didn’t know what was going to happen,” said Shingoose.

The teen has been singing since she was five-years-old thanks to encouragement by her mother.

“When I started talking I would sing instead of talk, so my mom just put me in singing lessons,” she explained.

Her favourite type of music is country and pop and she hopes to continue singing.

 

Ponoka Stampede’s talent show winner Darryl Andersen, from Saskatoon, Sask. holds up the Gilmore Guitar he picked after being chosen as the first place winner of the talent show June 27.

Linden Buffalo of Ponoka shows off his guitar and singing skills during the big talent show.

Brother and sister duet Matt and Kayla Hotte, from Ardrossan, play a fun bluegrass tune for attendees of the Ponoka Stampede talent show.

Rimbey’s Jaret Matthews smiles as he sings to a crowd of country music fans during the talent show.

Kiefer Paul from Rosthern, Sask. sings his heart out with stage lights setting up a beautiful backdrop.

Just Posted

Stettler Elementary donates to Red Cross

Funds to help victims of Hurricane Florence

Tips for a stress free Christmas

Easy changes and your family can get back to basics

Our Town Stettler

HMCS Stettler was a River-Class frigate

Castor, Forestburg, coal workers get $257,644 to transition to low-carbon economy

Two transition centres will serve seven communities in the Battler River Region

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the wildfire damage in the town of Paradise.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

“It’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” Trump said in the interview.

Canada Post calls for ‘cooling off’ period to allow for mediated talks

The proposal came as Canada Post workers continued their rotating strikes Monday after rejecting the Crown agency’s latest offer.

Metro Vancouver homicide detectives busy after separate weekend deaths

Homicide detectives in Metro Vancouver are investigating separate cases involving two deaths they say appear to be either targeted or suspicious.

Christ King Catholic School holds Remembrance Assembly

Teaching youth importance of Armistice Day

Most Read