Ramona Idol announces 2013 winners

Noah Miles, winner of the 5-10 age group, belts out “Don’t Stop Believin’.”Sentinel photos/Karen Brainard
Noah Miles, winner of the 5-10 age group, belts out “Don’t Stop Believin’.”Sentinel photos/Karen Brainard

After weeks of auditions and four days of performances during the Ramona Country Fair, this year’s winners of the annual Ramona Idol contest were announced Sunday evening.

And the winners are...

People’s Choice

Wendy Whitney

5-10 age group

1st Place: Noah Miles

2nd Place: Kami Brown

3rd Place: Devon Diamond

4th Place: Trey Miles

11-15 age group

1st Place: Chantal Ranzolin-Gamboa

2nd Place: Wendy Whitney

3rd Place: Emily Bryant

4th Place: Taylor Hay

16-20 age group

1st Place: Meaghan DuValian

2nd Place: Cara Wochaski

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Meaghan DuValian grabs first place in the 16-20 age group with Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.”

3rd Place: Dane Lawler

4th Place: Elizabeth Groenewold

Adult age group

1st Place: Sandy Teichert

2nd Place: Eunice Pelayo

3rd Place: Melanie Shidner

4th Place: Nicole McDonald

Open group

1st Place: Faith Knott

2nd Place: Dane Lawler & Elizabeth Groenewold

3rd Place: Katie Haynes & Chantal Ranzolin-Gamboa

4th Place: Amanda Abbott & Taylor Butler

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Chantal Ranzolin-Gamboa rocks the house with “Old Time Rock and Roll.” Chantal placed first in the 11-15 age group.
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Playing the ukulele, open group winner Faith Knott performs “Fix You.”
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Sandy Teichert, winner of the adult category, finishes her rendition of “Except for Monday.”
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Entertaining the audience, Wendy Whitney earns the People’s Choice award.
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Relaxing during intermission are Ramona Idol judges, from left Samantha Maxwell, Heather Lovell, Christy Sasville and Samantha Green Haney.
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Sandy Teichert displays her winnings after taking first place in the adult category.
   
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