Soundoff: Duos move forward; winner to be selected Saturday

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Soundoff to Sealybration continued last week as Carson Jeffrey, Daniel DeWeese and duos Annabelle Lerma and Blane Fisher and Laz and Katie performed for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize and a chance to perform at Sealybration in July.

Based on judges’ votes and audience ballots, the duos – Annabelle and Blayne and Laz and Katie – joined Bubba Westly and Chris Ryan in semifinals scheduled for March 6.

“This last week was a really, really intense competition,” said Rolando Cantu, who hosts the event every Wednesday night at Saddleback Saloon. “I had so much fun. Thank you for making this such a success. Last Wednesday I had 125 ballots and gave out all of them. We packed the house.”

A winner will be selected Saturday, March 9.

The Soundoff competition is sponsored by The Sealy News, Sealy Community Foundation and Saddleback Saloon.

Competitors are allowed to perform up to five songs, as members of the audience cast votes for their favorites. Additionally, judges representing each of the sponsors, score the musicians based on song choice, appearance and audience response.

Videos of the competitors can be found on The Sealy News Facebook page by searching with the hashtag #soundofftosealybration.

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