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The Kids are Alright: Charlotte Saxton to compete in MN Sings!

Charlotte Saxton

"Theater... helps me find who I am.  It has given me confidence in myself." - Charlotte Saxton 

Bemidji 10th grader Charlotte Saxton took home first prize in the 15-25 year age bracket of the Bemidji Sings! competition earlier this month with her rendition of Don't Rain on My Parade.  In late September she'll  compete against vocalists from across the state in the Minnesota Sings! competition.  She's passionate about pursuing dreams of musical theater and to that she's honing her craft.  Private voice lessons, competitive show choir and the Bemidji high school musical are just a few of the ways she's strengthening her chops.  Charlotte stopped by KBXE to chat about the Bemidji Sings! competition, what will happen at the state finals and, among other things, how she calms those butterflies when  overcome with nervousness before performing.  

Other area finalists heading to Woodbury in September include Kari Grace and April Aylesworth (first and second place award winners in the 26 and older category) and Susannah Carter who won 2nd place in the 15-25 year category.   Good luck to Charlotte, Susannah, Kari Grace and April! 

"I am finding myself in music and I am loving it." - Charlotte Saxton

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.