12 year old Shelby Comey performs in National Christian Talent Contest
A diminutive pre-teen from a tiny west Texas suburb is hoping to tolaunchher Christian singing experience in a new national tournament called "America's Christian Talent". The contest features performances by this Christian Singer , and a group of other faith-based acts performing in the web-based show.
The Christian Singer is twelve year old Shelby Comey of Mason, Texas, located west of Austin. Comey is displayed doing a enthusiastic cover of Darrell Evans' worship song "Trading My Sorrows", taped in her living room by her mom Heidi.
Comey's singing career began in the second grade when she delivered the National Anthem for her local high school basketball game. She has been performing publicly around Texas at rodeos, sporting events and at "Oprys", which feature country and western-style music. Last September she wonthe Colgate Country showdown in Fredericksburg, rivalling against nine other singers.
The young Christian Singer has travelled often to Nashville, Tennessee to perform at various music venues including Nashville Spotlight, Nashville Palace and Johnnie A's. Comey is a natural on stage and performing forcrowds, and has a strong voice one would not expect. She has been receiving voice lessons and loves to sing when she's not involved as school cheerleader and other sports activities during and after school.
Shelby stated, "I'm a Christian and also have sang worship music for my church often times. I really like to exhibit heifers and hogs. I'm a cheerleader and love basketball. I'd like to sing as a living but right now I simply get it done just for fun and also to get people to happy. It's very exciting for me to participate in this contest being what I'm best at, a Christian Singer ".
The mission of America's Christian Talent drew the young Christian Singer to the contest, as it offers talent which is "faith-based" or borne of the contestants' spirituality and faithfulness to Jesus Christ. It's an opportunity for Comey and other contestants to extol their faith although showing the nation their God-given abilities prior to a big audience.
ACT is currently accepting new contestants, and faith-based singers from ages 8 to 80 may join in the contest by visiting its website. The competition's winner, who will be announced on December 20th, 2010, will win $2500 and an $800 donation to their Church or Parish, as well as a Management Contract with CTAmusic, LLC.It isn't necessary to be a Christian Singer to enter the competition, almost any kind of variety act will be considered.