It has ended and it was amazing!! Budlight’s traveling karaoke had the finale last night (June 6th) at Ray’s Hot Spot in Marienville. The bar was packed and buzzing with energy from all the performers and audience. Each of the contestants sang in different establishments in the area before being brought all together for the first time at the Finale to sing off. So now the pressure starts and builds as each contestant goes up and sings, there were originally 12 contestants with a last minute addition to bring the count up to 13, a wild card that sang her way into the finale. Every performer earned their spot at the finale and all of them gave a performance and acted on a professional level. The finale was going to be the hardest to judge than all the others, so the organizers called on some new judges that had not attended any previous events, to provide a fresh perspective. DJ Bazz, the emcee for the entire event had brought the energy up and kept the flow moving like a precision time piece. A special half time show was performed by event organizers to lighten the air of the contest which brought some humor to a serious competition. When all was said and done and the score sheets tallied up, the moment of truth was setting in and there can only be 1 winner. Taking 3rd place, from Shippenville is Lauren Skelley winning a pack of zoo tickets. Pulling up to 2nd place, Randy Moorehead from Oil City, taking home a pack of Kennywood tickets and a free night stay at Red Roof Inn. The grand prize winner, securing 1st place is Lisa Hall from Titusville, she walked away with $300, $25 gift certificate each provided by event sponsors from Cricket Song Café and Clarion Beverage and her voice will be played on both radio stations, KQW and C93 in the near future. All of the contestants deserve a huge congratulations and applause for their performance, all have a tremendous amount of talent and nerves to sing in front of a packed house. If you missed it, you can see the replay of the performances on Facebook at C93andRadio13 Facebook page. The sponsors, establishment owners and the organizers want to thank everyone for participating and hope to see you at the 2019, 2nd Annual Budlight’s traveling karaoke contest.