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2014 Winners of the VOICE!


Our winners each won a cash prize, beautiful flowers courtesy of Hidden Garden Floral Design and, of course, the title of VOICE of the Rideau…plus the bragging rights that go along with it!

After rounds of auditions, ten singers battled it out at the final round of the VOICE of the Rideau all ages singing competition. With 4 contestants from the child category and three in each the youth and adult categories, the talent on stage was both inspiring and fierce. The finals served as the opening act of the MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival so singers made their final performances, not only in front of the WAC panel of judges, but also in front of a live audience. After fantastic performances from all competitors, WAC would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 edition:

  • Adult: Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport)

  • Youth: Luke Young (Landsdowne)

  • Child: Madison Miernik (Perth) & Jillian Texeira (Ottawa)

Warm thanks goes out to all competitors who braved the stage, our panel of judges, and all those who came to support the final showdown.


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VOICE Finalists

Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport) 18+ Age Category

Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport) 18+ Age Category

We sorted through applications.

We judged the auditions.

We selected the best.

The competitors were both nervous and confident but the energy in the audition room was electric. The first round of the VOICE of the Rideau all ages singing competition had selected singers audition in front of three judges. Our three judges, Kathy Doornekamp, Ann Savage and Angela Elster, then chose 10 finalists across the age groups. WAC extends warm thanks to all who participated and assisted with auditions and congratulates all finalists!

Finals of the competition will be live at The Cove Country Inn in Westport on August 16th from 10am until noon and will be the official opening act of the 8th annual MUSICwestport Open Air Festival.


12 and Under

  • Corinne Carbion (Elgin)
  • Maya Forbes (Smiths Falls)
  • Madison Miernik (Perth)VoiceoftheRideau
  • Jillian Texeira (Ottawa)



  • Colby Adrian (Westport)
  • Caitlin McKnight (Ottawa)
  • Larisa Robbins (Smiths Falls)



  • Stephanie Doornekamp (Westport)
  • Dave Riddell (Newboro)
  • Amanda Snider (Westport)

Serenade us! VOICE Auditions July 19


Serenade us!

Auditions for The VOICE of the Rideau are fast approaching! For the third year running, WAC will be hosting the all ages singing competition and presenting the final contestants at the MUSICwesport Open Air Festival. Auditions for all age categories will take place on July 19, between 10a-4pm, at the North Crosby Hall (876-8th Concession Rd, Westport). Applications are now closed but make sure you check out the finals on August 16 at the MUSICwestport Open Air Festival!


Check out the finals on August 16 at the MUSICwestport Open Air Festival!