Special to the Opelika Observer


Jessica Stark, a recent graduate of Auburn High School has been “Feeling Good” after winning  a state wide singing competition this past May.

Stark was able to win in the final round of the Jazz category by singing “Feeling Good” from the 1965 Broadway musical “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd.”

The competition, sponsored by the Alabama Talent Company, actually began in September of last year and Stark, with the help of vocal coach Debra Pruitt of Opelika, was able to advance to the finals by outperforming other contestants through five rounds of preliminary contests.

The win earned her a two year recording contract and the distinction of being featured on a compilation CD of the event’s ten category winners entitled “Alabama’s Emerging Artists.”

Stark has recently been featured in the Channel 12 WSFA news and will be singing at various state wide festivals and performances.

Congratulations, Jessica.