Ten-year-old Mariah Gauthier has made it to the semi-finals of the PNE Star Showdown.
She is in the top 10 in the province in the kids’ division of the competition.
Gauthier is well known for her singing in Summerland and the rest of the Okanagan. She has won many awards at Penticton Kiwanis Music Festivals in musical theatre, classical voice and dance.
She has also sung at the Kelowna Phat Cat Children’s Festival for the past three years, Armstrong Fair, Festival of Lights, Action Festival, and Peach Festival.
Gauthier was asked to sing the national anthem at the Penticton Olympic Torch Ceremony. She frequently sings O Canada at Penticton Vees games, and recently was invited by the Provincial Government to sing O Canada, the American anthem and also the New Zealand anthem in Maori at a Local Governments Conference.
The PNE Star Showdown semi-finals are on Aug. 21 on the PNE Main Stage.
She will be performing a musical theatre number from the Disney movie, Enchanted.