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October 4, 2013

Fort Huachuca names Operation Rising Star finalist

Staff Sgt. Ryan Moore, Company C, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, portrays George Michael as he sings his song “Faith.” Moore was the runner-up at the 2013 Rising Star competition Friday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, winning $250.

Just in time for music show premieres like “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition Sept. 27 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

Judges and the audience voted for seven finalists. The singer advancing to the Operation Rising Star event in San Antonio is military spouse Angie Burgess. She sang Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You” in the competition.

“I am absolutely thrilled, I just can’t wait to have the opportunity to be chosen of the 12 [singers] to compete in San Antonio,” Burgess said.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Moore, Company C, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, took the runner-up position performing George Michael’s “Faith.” Staff Sgt. Ruby Lester, Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion came in third place singing “Cups (When I’m Gone)” from the movie “Pitch Perfect.”

After each song, the judges’ panel weighed in on the performance giving praise and constructive criticism to pitch, stage presence and choice of music.

Angie Burgess, military spouse wins the 2013 Rising Star competition Friday at Veterans’ Memorial Park. Not only will she advance to the Operation Rising Star program in San Antonio, she won $500.

Judging the competition for a second year, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tom Bauer, Military Intelligence Corps Band commander, said he was looking for technical consistency, good rhythm and pitch but also looked at each competitor from a band leadership perspective. He explained that he asks the question when judging if the contestant is someone he would hire to sing with his band.

The other two judges making up the panel were Jennifer Rickert, Fort Huachuca’s 2013 Military Spouse of the Year, and Emma Mayne, Sierra Vista resident, singer and former DJ of KWCD 92.3 FM.

The local Rising Star competition contributes to Operation Rising Star’s ninth season. The contest, based off of American Idol, is hosted by Army Entertainment, and open to active duty military, National Guard and Reserve personnel and their 18-and-older Family members. The Army-wide final competition begins in December.

To watch the finals or more information on Operation Rising Star, visit http://www.armymwr.com/recleisure/promotions/operation_rising_star.aspx.

Master Sgt. Christopher Paluzzi, senior signal operations noncommissioned officer in charge, Information Systems Engineering Command, puts passion into his performance singing “Far Away” by Fuel. Paluzzi was one of seven contestants to compete Friday in the 2013 Rising Star competition Friday at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

From left, Emma Mayne, Sierra Vista resident and former DJ; Jennifer Rickert, Fort Huachuca’s 2013 Military Spouse of the Year; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tom Bauer, Military Intelligence Corps Band commander judge the 2013 Rising Star competition. The judges’ votes counted for 50 percent of the contestants’ vote needed to win.

Members of the audience cheer for Staff Sgt. Ryan Moore, Company C, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, who placed second in the 2013 Rising Star singing competition Friday at Veterans’ Memorial Park. Not only did the audience compete for a $300 prize for most spirit and participation, they had the chance to vote for the contestants.

Friends and Family show their support for Angie Burgess, contestant and military spouse. Audience members of the 2013 Rising Star singing competition Friday at Veterans’ Memorial Park showed their spirit to win a $300 award. The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion won the award for their spirit and participation.




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