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Womack sings her way to win at karaoke contest
Jason Adams hit the high notes when he performed Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers and took second place.

Just wanting to have a little fun procured Shelly Womack the title as the 2016 karaoke winner at the Warren County A&L Fair.
“I’m so happy I actually won,” said Womack. “I’m tickled. I did this just for fun and it was fun. I got to be backstage and talk to some really great people. I think all of us had the time of our lives doing this tonight. It was a blast.”
She performed Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing,” a song she did not initially intend to sing.
“I was going to sing ‘Blown Away’ by Carrie Underwood,” said Womack. “I decided at the last minute to wing ‘A Broken Wing’ instead. I love that song. I didn’t even have time to practice. I made the change right before the show started.”
Taking second place was Jason Adams, who sang “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers. Third place when to Dwayne Leck, who sang “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw. Womack won $125, Adams won $100, and Leck won $75.
The competition is sponsored by Dwayne and Bernadette Doud of Mobile Music Unlimited.
Limited to 20 participants, contestants are allowed to choose the song of their choice for the first round. For the 10 advancing into round two, their songs were chosen by the performer from selections by Mobile Music prior to competition. However, it’s a blind draw and contestants must perform the song they randomly select in sealed envelopes.
Round two: Womack performed “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen; Adams performed “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” by Joan Jett; Leck performed “Baby I Need Your Loving” by the Four Tops.
Rounding out the other contestants in the second round were Jason Womack, Beth Leck, Benny Jones, Garrett Rucker, Bethani Hardy, Katy Beaver and Larry Powell. Among the 20 were Dixie Lee, Jenny Wilmoth, Todd VanDyne, Dana Fordice, Jesse Roberts, Dennis McCormick, Cheyenne Harper, John Wright, Sue Merritt and Kimmie Rich.
As this year’s winner, Womack cannot compete again in 2017.