Newport Girl Named Finalist in Singing Competition

Ten-year-old Brooke Besikof sings her heart out to win the SOCAL ICON competition.

Brooke Besikof of Newport Beach (photo courtesy Sarah Besikof)
Brooke Besikof of Newport Beach (photo courtesy Sarah Besikof)

She's been singing her heart for the last few months competing against hundred of young singers from across the state, now a girl from Newport Beach is on her way to the finals of the SOCAL ICON singing competition.

Brooke Besikof, 10, was recently named one of the 21 finalists in the sixth annual SOCAL ICON solo vocal competition for singers ages 7-18. Besikof auditioned in June singing acapella for judges. During semifinals in July Besikof sang before a live theater audience and she will sing once again in the finals on Saturday, Aug. 31 at The Margaret A. Webb Theater in Santa Ana.

"My name was called and I was so surprised and honored to be chosen," Besikof said. "I will be singing Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood my favorite country singer. The song is important to me because I started a charity with my friend Alyssa Antoci, called JUST A LITTLE CLOTH, to help other girls my age who may be struggling through hard times. The song "Temporary Home"  is all about how no matter what tough time you are facing, it is temporary and you can get through any tough time if you keep your head up and believe anything is possible."

Three celebrity judges will choose one winner from each age group. The judges’ votes will count as a percentage of the total tally while the audience will cast votes that account for the remaining percentage. 

The three winners will be awarded prizes including a trophy from ICON Performing Arts, a vocal recording session and a professional photo session.

The final show is open to the public. For tickets information visit socalicon.com.

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Tonya Lafontaine August 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Congratulations Brooke! We are so excited for you!


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