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Our Roundup Finalists

2016 Roundup Finalists

1st Place – Ian Hoffarth – Albany, MN
2nd Place – Rickey Lee Biggs – Duluth, MN
3rd Place – Blair Olson – Fargo, ND

Catch our winners perform LIVE before each headliner on the WE Fest 2016 stage!

Our runner-ups for WE Fest Roundup:

4th – Alison Olson – Fertile, MN, 5th – Amber Fiend – Rochester, MN, 6th – Tommie Hollingsworth – Minneapolis, MN, 7th – Amanda Stommes – Savage, MN, 8th – Shane Olmscheid – Fargo, ND, 9th – Ame Jo Peach – Princeton, MN, 10th – Wayne Bergh – Clearbrook, MN

A HUGE thank you to everyone that participated!

The WE Fest Karaoke Roundup contest has far outgrown the contests held in a few local venues in the WE Fest backyard years ago. Going into its 16th year, the contest has grown to be hailed as the largest karaoke singing contest in the Midwest. It all started with the idea to give ordinary people an avenue to showcase their talents and the opportunity to pursue a dream. It continues to be about that dream today. This is where dreams come true!

Over the years thousands of people throughout the Midwest have competed for the opportunity to sing on the main stage at WE Fest in front of over 50,000 people and opening for super stars like Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band and many more. Winners also receive cash, recording studio time, WE Fest VIP star treatment and an opportunity of a lifetime! Also,$300,000 in cash and prizes are given away throughout the span of the 2016 contest season.

January through May, venues around the upper Midwest will host the contest. It all starts at the local venues. Local contestant winners advance to a state final typically in the month of May then state winners advance to the ultimate GRAND FINAL around the month of June. The top 3 winners from the grand final will win the contest for that year and perform at WE Fest.

Singing contests continue to grow in popularity because everyone wants to “be a star”. This contest started before American Idol, The Voice, Karaoke USA and other popular singing contests on television. It has been running for 16 years for a reason and continues to create friendships, opportunities and making dreams come true!

Don’t miss an opportunity of a lifetime with the WE Fest Karaoke Roundup Contest. coming soon in 2017!

Our We Fest Karaoke Roundup Semi-Finalists

Northern Minnesota State Final Competition at Shooting Star Casino


  • Alison Olson – Fargo, ND
  • Aaron Jacobson – Thief River Falls, MN
  • Amber Fiend – Rochester, MN
  • Brian Tjaden – Hawley, MN
  • Aaron Simmons – Stewartville, MN
  • J Henderson – Hibbing, MN
  • Wayne Bergh – Clearbrook, MN
  • Steph Haugen – Fergus Falls, MN
  • Kaycie Schmidt – Kindred, ND
  • Anita Smith – Amenia, ND
  • Rickey Lee Biggs – Duluth, MN
  • Mike Holmgren – Thief River Falls, MN
  • Emily Haapoja – Duluth, MN
  • Sophie Thiel – Otterail, MN
  • Ted Jilek – Barron, WI
  • Shawna Lynn Yepma – Superior, WI
  • Jessica Covey – Detroit Lakes, MN

North Dakota Finalists


Congratulations to our North Dakota Finalists!

  • Blair Olson – Fargo, ND
  • Frank Williams – Dunseith, ND
  • Gary Severns – Williston, ND
  • Dawn Adams – Ft. Pierce, FL
  • Shane Olmsheid – Fargo, ND
  • Ian Cavalieri – Norway, MI
  • Hannah Peery – Williston, ND
  • Jody Kirkeide – Greenbush, MN
  • Kevin Matze – Grand Forks, ND
  • Rebecca Hahn – Bismarck, ND
  • Stephanie Scheuner – Bismarck, ND
  • Matt Curry – Crookston, MN
  • Rena Peacock – Fargo, ND
  • Jasmine Masingill – Minot, ND
  • Abigail Chilton – Minot, ND

Southern Minnesota State Final Competition at VFW, Coon Rapids


  • Ian Hoffarth – Albany, MN
  • Devyn Nicholson – Rochester, MN
  • Mark FitzSimmons – Eagle Lake, MN
  • Muriah Miller Keith – Waseca, MN
  • Tommie Hollingsworth – Minneapolis, MN
  • Susan Ennis – Elkhorn, WI
  • Ame Jo Peach – Princeton, MN
  • Mollie Shermer – Stacy, MN
  • Jordan Crosser – Minneapolis, MN
  • Mary Lou Bessingpas – St. Cloud, MN
  • Katie Boehm/Erin Karnes – Eden Prairie, MN
  • Brenda Falde – Elk River, MN
  • Jenny Gilbert – Stacy, MN
  • Lindsey Bressel – Rochester, MN
  • Amanda Stommes – Savage, MN
  • Mark Jorgensen – Ramsey, MN
  • Charles Olson – Bloomington, MN