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Battle for the Big O Crowns Morgan Book of Henderson First Female Champion [Video]

History was made Saturday night at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre!  For the first time in the eight-year history of the event, a female grand champion was crowned.  And here's video of the big reveal . . . when Morgan Book of Henderson, Kentucky was named the winner of the contest!

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Battle for the Big O Finale Tickets on Sale Now 2017

The 2017 Battle for the Big O Finale is Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground and Resort.  And tickets are on sale NOW for what promises to be an amazing night of entertainment showcasing some of the best undiscovered talent in the region!  We have 12 amazing acts set to take the stage and battle it out for $1,000 and the right to open for Cole Swindell, Colt Ford, Dylan Scott, Tucker Beathard, Craig Campbell, Moon Taxi and Muscadine Bloodline on Saturday, July 8th at Reid's Orchard.  Here's a look at this year's finalists.

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #6: Adam Scott [Video]

Over the weekend at the Owensboro Regional Farmer's Market, we hosted our third audition for the 2017 Battle for The Big O.  Three acts wowed the judges and battled with way into our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  One of them- Adam Scott of Horse Branch, Kentucky!  Adam is a singer-songwriter and he won Saturday's audition to advance.  Check him out.

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #5: Adriana Domenica [Video]

Last Thursday at Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro, we hosted our second night of auditions for the 2017 Battle for The Big O.  The talent was terrific and our judges had their work cut out for them.  Three acts eventually were passed on to our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  One of them- Adriana Domenica from Nashville, TN!  Check her out.  She's a terrific singer/songwriter!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #4: Morgan Book [Video]

The 2017 Battle for The Big O is underway here at WBKR and we're finding some amazing tristate talent.  And, for the second year in a row, Morgan Book of Henderson showed up to audition at Fetta Specialty Pizza and just blasted her way into the finale event.   You may remember Morgan's amazing audition from last year.  If not, here's a reminder of just how good this USI student is!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #3: Sarah Werner [Video]

Last Thursday at Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro, we hosted our second night of auditions for the 2017 Battle for The Big O.  The talent was phenomenal from top to bottom really and, when it was all said and done, our judges passed three acts on to our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  The winner of the Fetta audition was Sarah Werner of Evansville!  Check out some of her encore performance!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #2: Courtney Peveler [Video]

On Saturday, we kicked off the 2017 Battle for The Big O audition at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  And our judges passed two acts on to our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  One of them is 15-year-old Courtney Peveler from Central City, Kentucky.  She's a terrific young singer-songwriter who blew our judges and the crowd away!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #1: Luke Hilgenhold [Video]

On Saturday, we kicked off the 2017 Battle for The Big O audition at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  And our judges passed two acts on to our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  One of them is Luke Hilgenhold of Tell City, Indiana.  Check him out!

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Photo by Steven Critchelow
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Battle for the Big O Auditions Kick Off at Bar-B-Q Festival [Rules]

The tristate's premiere talent contest, The Battle for the Big O, returns THIS Saturday.  We are holding our first audition of the season at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  It's going to be an amazing day and it gives YOU the chance to perform at the Bar-B-Q Fest AND get a shot at winning $1,000 and opening the 2017 Big O Music Fest at Reid's Orchard, July 8th.

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The 2017 Battle for the Big O Audition Dates Set [Official Rules]

The tristate's premiere talent contest, The Battle for the Big O, returns!  It's your chance to win $1,000 and open the 2017 Big O Music Festival starring Cole Swindell, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Tucker Beathard, Dylan Scott and more.  The audition dates for this year's competition are set and we are convinced this is going to be our most exciting audition season ever!

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Photo by Steven Critchelow
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Battle for The Big O Performance Highlights [Video]

In case you missed the finale of the 2016 Battle for The Big O, we have some highlights for you.  Check out these videos of our Top 6 stepping to the mic to sing for $1000!  The performances were incredible and oh so close!  Here are performances by Skylar Cain, Marty Brown, Layla Spring featuring Hometown Bana, Jordan Holbrook, Morgan Book and our champions, Blue Sky Alibi!

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The Battle for The Big O Finalists Perform Wagon Wheel [VIDEO]

Saturday night's Battle for The Big O finale had a lot of incredible moments.  But one of the coolest moments of the evening was an impromptu performance of "Wagon Wheel" by all of our finalists.  It was an epic jam session.  Check it out!

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