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Cloverdale singer seeks votes in Valley Voices contest

Cloverdale singer Madison Bell has been performing for three years. - Contributed
Cloverdale singer Madison Bell has been performing for three years.
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A young Cloverdale singer with a big voice is looking for support so she can make it to the next round in a talent competition.

Madison Bell, 12, is one of the competitors in the 5th annual Valley Voices Vocal Competition.

The Grade 6 A.J. McLellan student is one of 25 qualifying performers who are hoping to advance to the next round as one of 15 semi-finalists.

Along with live auditions and performances to advance to the next round, this year’s contestants also need to garner votes online for their performance videos.

Bell’s a capella entry is one of 25 videos going “live” on the Valley Voices Facebook page Friday morning. Voting is open from May 30 to June 2.

The finals are at the AgriFair in Abbotsford in August.

The judges are a combination of established artists and industry professionals, and the winner receives a prize package devoted to developing their talent.

Bell has been performing for three years.

She sang on the main stage at Surrey’s 2013 Canada Day bash in Cloverdale, and opened for Victoria Duffield in Chilliwack last summer. She’s also a regular at the Wired Monk Coventry’s (184 Street and 64 Avenue) open mic nights and has been a featured performer at the café.

“She has a deep passion for music making each song she performs her own,” says her mom Michelle. She also plays guitar and writes songs.

This is Bell’s second appearance in the Valley Voices contest; she made it to the finals in 2013.

– To vote or find out more, visit www.facebook.com/ValleyVoicesVocalCompetition.

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