Hartbauer wins state competition | SummitDaily.com

Hartbauer wins state competition

KEYSTONE –  Summer Hartbauer won the Colgate Country Showdown state talent contest Aug. 29 at the Park Lane Pavilion. 

The 17-year-old singer and songwriter from Colorado Springs wowed judges with her stage presence, vocal range, intuitive original lyrics and guitar playing.

She sang Carolyn Dawn Johnson’s “I Don’t Want You To Go” and capped off the two-song performance with her tender, original tune “Made For Me.” During the final number, she brought the house down when she set aside her guitar to dance and flirt with the crowd as the back-up band played along.

Her energetic performance and ability to connect with the audience earned her the state title and a $1,000 check. She’ll move onto the next level, the regional competition, Oct. 25 at the Sky City Casino in Acoma, N.M. If she wins the regional showdown, she will compete at the national finals in January at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center. The winner of the national competition receives $100,000 and a recording contract.

Hartbauer’s music is on the Internet at http://www.SummerHartbauer.com.

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