The top contestants from a talented entry pool have been whittled down to 10, as the top singers from New England will compete in front of a celebrity panel of judges at the fifth annual Speedway Star singing competition. Two contestants will win the opportunity to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of thousands of fans at a NASCAR sanctioned event in July and September.
When: Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester (at the JC Penney Court inside the mall - use the mall entrance between Ulta and JC Penney.
Who: Contestant info is below:
Catherine Martinez, Age 22, Bow, N.H.
Christine Labore, Age 37, Jefferson, N.H.
Lynda Butler, Age 33, Lebanon, N.H.
Cara Peters, Age 24, Mont Vernon, N.H.
Alan St. Louis, Age 52, Nashua, N.H.
Amanda Letendre, Age 21, Pembroke, N.H.
Ginger Smith, Age 50, Auburn, Maine
Jilly Martin, Age 27, Chelmsford, Mass.
Whitney Doucet, Age 23, Fitchburg, Mass.
Ashley Tucker, Age 26, Worcester, Mass.
Celebrity judges include: Cliff Blake, Northeast/Midwest Regional Promotion Republic Nashville, who works with popular music groups such as Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band and The Band Perry; former NASCAR pit reporter and Northeast Motorsports Museum President Dick Berggren; and WOKQ 97.5 FM morning wake-up show host Karen Kiley. Mark Ericson, WOKQ's "Morning Waking Crew with Mark and 2K" co-host will emcee this event.