Legendary Water Resort and Casino held a Wefest Karaoke Contest which was a qualifying contest. The invited the 1st Place winner to open for Neal McCoy.
On Friday they had the finals where the top 5 will go on to another Finals in Hinckley at the Grand Casino. Where they will meet up with other finalists and out of that group the top 3 will move on to open for 3 different National Recording Country Stars for WeFest. The 3 local girls I knew were 1st place Natalia Gordon 2nd place was Danielle Gordon and 5th place Karlyn Andrews. Natalia and Danielle are sisters. Not sure who the other 2 girls are.
On Saturday they had a concert which Neal McCoy performed. The Legendary Waters Casino had then invited Natalia Gordon to come back and open for Neal McCoy on Saturday night. Natalia Gordon is a local vocalist from Red Cliff. She is 28 years old. She sang "Spotlight" by Jennifer Hudson and "At Last" by Etta James. Natalia was also a 2010 finalist for the 1st Big Top Idol competition held at Big Top Chautauqua.
Natalia's phone number is 715-209-8447.
Neal McCoy also had praised her performance even telling the audience if she was on "The Voice" he would turn his chair for her.
I am sure Kevin Soulier, Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, entertainment manager would have more information if you would like. He would also know the names of the other 2 girls who had qualified for the WeFest contest.
Not sure if you are interested in this kind of news but I think it is so exciting and rare to have a local artist open for a National Recording Star which can be a once in a lifetime experience. Not many people get this kind of opportunity. I am also a huge supporter of local Musicians. It was an awesome concert which made it even better being able to see a local musician perform on that stage. I attached a few photos of the Wefest Karaoke finalists, along with pictures of Natalia and Neal when Natalia performed and when Neal McCoy