Last night was the final round of our little Voice of the Valley, which is done in a American Idol type fashion, where the contestant performs and then waits to hear what the judges have to say about the performance.
Here is a little snippet of Ashley's performance from last night. Unfortunately the man in front of me was moving so much, I just couldn't get the entire song.
The man who is playing the guitar for her is Brian's step-dad, Bill. Now you may remember that last year right about this time, Brian was lost up on Mt Lafayette for 3 very long, very cold days. Also at that time, Bill was over in Iraq serving as part of the NH National Guard. It was Bill who was able to secure a few more helicopters to search the mountain for Brian. Twice now he has really come through for these kids and I know how much they both appreciate it.
I also remembered the little girl who at least once a week, I would forget to pick up from kindergarten, due to the pickup time being the busiest part of my work day at my then job. (another story for another time....but you can trust that I was not neglecting her..)
She would be sitting there with with her big glasses and her eye-patch and the wild curly hair she had then, looking so forlorn....until she saw me and then that little face would light right up.
Win or lose.....she will always be special to me .....
So as we sat through the results for the children and the teens, we were on pins and needles waiting for the adult's results. All 3 performers did a wonderful job this
night, but in the end...................
Ashley became the 2008 Voice of the Valley!! Whoo Hoo!!
Hannah recorded the full version on her camera and if you don't mind getting dizzy from her moving around so much or the reduced voice quality, you can see it here.