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An estimated 125 to 150 people gathered at the James Center for the Performing Arts amphitheater for the amateur singing contest Tuesday, event coordinator and Sequim Deputy City Clerk Bobbie Usselman said.
The karaoke contest was the final concert in the city's summerlong Music in the Park series.
“It was fun,” Usselman said.
Each of the 16 performers in the contest sang one initial song.
Five finalists then were chosen to sing a second song and compete for bragging rights and cash prizes.
Kristy Douglas earned the $50 second-place prize for her versions of “I'm Alright” and “Shoop Shoop.”
Jon Wall took third place and a $25 prize for singing “The Chair” and “Old Red” with some help from his 4-year-old daughter, Rebeckah.
Usselman said there was “quite a variety” in the types of music performed.
“Country always goes over well,” she said.
The audience sang classics such as “YMCA” and “King of the Road” as the judges were deliberating.
Children especially enjoyed doing the “Hokey Pokey,” Usselman said.
“It sprinkled right before it started,” she added. “As soon as it finished, the skies opened.”