The Massillon Voice – Singing Competition



Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

The Massillon Voice – Singing Competition

An all-new singing competition offering cash prizes to winning vocalists in both adult and youth categories!    Check out this year’s contestants and vote for your favorites by making a donation ($10 minimum).    What a great way to support our local performers and help the nonprofit Lions Lincoln Theatre at the same time.   Be sure to come and support them at the contest on Saturday, July 28th at 7:00 pm.   Tickets are $15 for all seats.   Reserve your seats today!







Marlee Barr – I like to listen and sing to Pop and Disney music mostly.   I’ve been singing forever, even if it’s just been little jingles I make up myself.   I’ve never performed in front of a live audience before because I’ve just been way too scared.   Music is a huge part of my life.   I want to compete in the Massillon Voice because I want to step out of my comfort zone.   Just sharing my voice with other people besides just my friends and family will be an achievement.   My friends have been very supportive, which has been awesome.

Click HERE to vote for Marlee Barr.



Heather Buchanan – I definitely love singing worship music, but growin up I liked singing music by Whitney Houston and LeAnn Rimes.   Now, I especially love anything sung by Taya Smith from Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Amanda Cook and Steffany Gretzinger.   I have been singing my whole life but never publicly until I became an adult.   The Massillon Voice just sounds like a lot of fun.   I love singing!

Click HERE to vote for Heather Buchanan.



Russell Drake – I am 41, married to a wonderful woman named Shena, and we moved to the area last spring.   We have two kids, ages 8 and 9.   I have been singing since I was little.  The reason I entered this competition is to showcase my talent and also to do this for my family.     Click HERE to vote for Russell Drake.




James Fowler – I am the proud father of a 4 year old little princess, and am a supervisor at a pet insurance company.   I have been singing since age 5, and did hundreds of shows locally from 2008 – 2014.   My proudest singing moment was singing the National Anthem at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in November, 2017 for the Women in the Military event, which was streamed worldwide.   I also am an avid Cleveland sports fan, and even work for the Cleveland Browns.

Click HERE to vote for James Fowler.



GiaVanni Himes – I love singing any type of music, old and new, Country to Rap.   I just love music.   I have performed many times in public, as well as many shower concerts:).   I want to join The Massillon Voice just to get my name out there – and where better than my own hometown!

Click HERE to vote for GiaVanni Himes.



Jan Manos –  I love all kinds of music, and I have been singing my whole life.   I have sung in church choir,  a couple of girl bands, and a Country band.   I play guitar and sing, and love to sing the blues, Rock, Country, and Gospel.   I hope to help raise funds for the Lions Lincoln Theatre and have fun!     Click HERE to vote for Jan Manos.



Sarah Robinson – I enjoy singing music in the alternative style.   I have been singing for most of my life and play three instruments: piano; guitar; and ukelele.    This year, I graduated from the online public school Ohio Connections Academy and was valedictorian over 300 students.   I am a double major in chemical engineering and mathematics at the University of Akron.   I live with my wonderful parents, Scott and Janeen, and my beautiful sister Emily.   I want to compete in The Massillon Voice because I think it will be a lot of fun;  will help me to learn many important skills; help me meet people with similar interests; and make new friends for life.  Click HERE to vote for Sarah Robinson.



Katelynn Shaheen – Kate is 7 years old and will be in second grade at Whipple Heights Elementary this upcoming school year.   She performs at nursing homes with a choir called Harbor Lights and enjoys participating in the yearly musical at church.   As well as the school talent show, she enjoys art, takes piano lessons and plays softball.    She is very excited to be competing in The Massillon Voice.

Click HERE to vote for Katelynn Shaheen.



Sammy Kay Smith – Sammy Kay Smith has been singing since before she realized that the rest of the world could hear her when her headphones are in. A classically trained soprano, Smith performs a wide variety of music, from classical to musical theater, to the classics. Her day job is the director of Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon, allowing her to combine her love of theater, music, and impacting the future. She is currently available for performances and is preparing for a role in the Akron Civic Theater’s production of Sweeney Todd in August.   Click HERE to vote for Sammy Kay Smith.



Alexus Thompson – I am 14 years old and love to sing and help others!   I will be starting my freshman year at Glenoak High School in the fall.   I love Christian and Pop music.   I have performed in public before in Lion King; Seussical; select choir and talent show.  I received a certificate for outstanding choir student at Oakwood Middle School and made Notables for Glenoak High School this year!  I want to compete in the Massillon Voice because I love to perform and it would give me a chance to have my voice heard and to touch others with my voice.    Click HERE to vote for Alexus Thompson.



Alexis Whitaker – I enjoy singing, thrift shopping and spending time outdoors.   I am a barista at Anderson’s in the City.   I decided to enter The Massillon Voice to have a little fun this summer and use the talents God gave me to glorify Him.

Click HERE to vote for Alexis Whitaker.