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Hartland Singers Place One, Two and Three During Singing Competition

Kaitlyn Barbee, Lexee Longwell and Walter Johnston take home the top honors on Sunday.

Three singers from Hartland took home top honors on Sunday evening during the Howell Melon Fest on Sunday night.

at Hartland High School, Kaitlyn Barbee, Lexee Longwell and Walter Johnston came in first, second and third place out of 12 other singers.

Barbee, 18, who sang an original song she wrote, "Sweet Addiction," came in first place and also won the People's Choice award by receiving the most fan votes during the week leading up to the final competition.

Longwell sang Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" for second place.

Johnston took home third place with his version of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York."

Johnston, a Hartland firefighter, said he was amazed at the talent and support that came from Hartland.

"When we were there, Hartland had their own section of the amphitheater," Johnston said. "Even though each Hartland contestant was competing, we all made signs for each other because we're friends and we love each other. 

"I am so proud and honored to have competed with such an amazing talent based group of friends," he said.

Two other Hartland alumni, Abby Killingbeck and Melissa Mercieca, who sang Adele's "Right as Rain," also competed in Sunday's competition.

Hartland Dad August 20, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Congrats to the Hartland contingent, especially the top 3. You make Hartland proud!

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