Karaoke singer advances to semifinals

DOWNEY - Sara Mislang, a 10-year-old resident of Downey, is a semifinalist in regional karaoke competition.Sara, who is competing against six other children in the division for contestants ages 17 and younger, will sing Jordin Sparks' "One Step at a Time" when the finals are held Sept. 4 at the Orange County Market Place. The winner receives a $500 savings bond and other prizes. Sara competed against hundreds of other amateur singers before advancing to the semifinals. If she advances again, she'll move on to the finals taking place at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 10. Last year's winner in the adult category, Clint Gamboa, advanced to the top 24 of the recently concluded "American Idol" season.

********** Published: September 01, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 20