Vero Beach’s Blue Star Wine Bar owned by local restaurateur and philanthropist Kitty Wagner holds a benefit singing competition to benefit the Healthy Start Coalition of Indian River County. Emceed by Connie Spicer of CN Starz Entertainment, this is the final night of competition. The eight finalists are: Sal Brian Suriano, Gunnar Flinchum, Nancy Carvajal, Chris Cammarota, Kacy Carvajal, Jackie Stiel, Lily Jaramillo and Jim Clark.
Local celebrity judges for finals week included Rhett Palmer, host of The Florida Show and creator of Vero’s Voice magazine; Penny Tranchilla, Editor and Publisher of The Portfolio Magazine; and Ian Love, Editor for Your News Weekly. Organized by Anna Valencia, the winners of the contest: Third place, Jackie Steil; Second place, Christopher Cammarota, Grand Prize winner, Nancy Carvajal.