We have a winner!  A crowd of over 500 people gathered at Diamond Lake's "Good Time" Theatre Saturday night for the finale of The Battle for the Big O.  And they were treated to an amazing night of entertainment and competition.  The champion, Brian Hart of Henderson, has now landed the opportunity to open for Blake Shelton and others at the 2012 Big O Music Fest, Saturday, August 18th!  He also pocketed a whopping $1,000 courtesy of our title sponsor, Henderson Chevy Buick GMC.  So, how did Brian do it?  How did he claim the title?  Check out exclusive video from the show!!  HE ROCKS!

Yep!  Brian started his set with his original "Finally the Weekend" and followed it up with an amazing performance of another original, "Bottom of the Bottle."  The crowd and the judges (WBKR's Barb Birgy, Big O's Steve Terry, and Henderson Chevy's Mike Spurgeon) loved it!

There were eight acts total in the running for the top prize Saturday night and all took the stage for the big announcement.  Here's how it played out . . .

Thanks to everyone who came out an supported the 2012 Battle for the Big O.  And a HUGE thanks goes out to the musicians who competed.  You gave us an amazing evening of entertainment!

And, to our champ, Brian Hart . . . we'll see you at The Big O Music Fest in a couple of weeks. When we started our talent contest a couple of months ago, we asked . . . "Are you ready to take the stage?"  Brian most definitely is.  He's gonna rock it out!

To get your tickets for the Big O Music Festival starring Blake Shelton, Tracy Lawrence, Jo Dee Messina, Gloriana, Lo Cash Cowboys, Joanna Smith, Jaclyn Graves and Brian Hart, CLICK HERE!