Big Country Showdown

Date: April 18, 2019 7:00 PM
Location: Finish Line Show Lounge

20 SEMIFINALISTS.
10 FINALISTS.
1 CHAMPION.

Everyone’s favorite country karaoke competition is back at Prairie Meadows. Sing your heart out as you compete for the $2,500 grand prize.

Singing not your thing? You can still be a part of the competition by voting for your favorite contestant during Big Country Showdown’s open rounds. Each week, one fan favorite will advance to the semifinal round. Plus, enjoy themed drink specials while you’re here.

OPEN ROUNDS | THURSDAYS, MARCH 21 – APRIL 11

The competition is just starting to heat up! To register, stop by the Finish Line Show Lounge from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Performances begin at 7pm.

March 21 Winner- Kaitlyn H. She sang Pontoon by Little Big Town. 

March 28 Winner- Melody W. She sand 455 Rocket by Kathy Mattea.

April 4 Winner- Jake F. He sang Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver.

April 11 Winner- Wally G. He sang Head Over Boots by Jon Pardi.

SEMIFINAL | APRIL 18

Voting has closed, but you can still cheer on your favorite contestants. Performances begin at 7pm.

FINAL | APRIL 25

Don’t miss the exciting conclusion! Come see who is crowned the Big Country Showdown karaoke star and takes home the $2,500 grand prize. Performances begin at 7pm.

HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS

An independent panel of judges will rate each contestant. Contestants will be judged on their vocal ability as well as costume, star power, and audience reaction. 

During open rounds, the four highest scoring contestants will advance to the semifinal round. Audiences will have a chance to vote for their fan favorite, with the fan winner also advancing to the semifinal round. There will not be fan favorite voting during the semifinal or final rounds.

During the semifinal round, the 10 highest scoring contestants will advance to the final. In the event of a tie, a sing-off will be held to determine which contestant will move on.

HOW TO VOTE : THURSDAYS, MARCH 21 – APRIL 11

Receive a ballot from a promotions team member in the Finish Line Show Lounge. You may only receive one ballot. Deposit your ballot into the voting cube located near the registration table by 10pm on the night of the performance. Fan favorite votes will be counted and announced by 2pm on social media the following Friday.

PRIZE ALLOCATION

1st place: $2,500

2nd place: $1,000

3rd place: $500

4th & 5th place: $250

6th – 10th place: $100

All semifinalists that do not qualify for the final round will receive $50.

Must be a Prairie Gold Rewards member to compete. Not a member? Sign up on Casino Level 2 today. 

DRINK FEATURES

Shiner Bock – $4.75
American-style dark lager from Shiner, Texas

Texas Sunrise – $5
Southern Comfort, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine. Garnished with a maraschino cherry

Spring Tea – $7.50
Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach schnapps, sour mix, and Sprite

      

Must be 21 or older to participate. Contestants who placed first – third during the 2017 Big Country Showdown Spring competition, the 2017 Big Country Showdown Fall competition, or the 2018 Spring Big Country Showdown competition are ineligible to participate in this competition. Contestants may provide their own music. Music must be formatted as a CD and be clearly labeled with contestant’s name and track number needed. See Prairie Gold Rewards for complete promotion details