Emerald Coast Sing Off: Clash for the Cash

Jessica Coker
16-year-old Jennifer Johnson will also be vying for her chance at the grand prize.

After weeks of auditions and hundreds of contestants, The Emerald Coast Sing Off, Clash for the Cash, presented by Paradise Promotions, has finally made it to its grand finale this weekend.

Sago Sports Bar & Grill, located inside The Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center will Sunday, April 14, for the last time, play host to some of the most talented musicians from The Emerald Coast.

With more than $15,000 in prizes and cash up for grabs — including the grand prize; $2,500 cash and a $5,000 recording session from Emergent Recording Studio — the remaining contestants have more than just bragging rights at stake.

The 14 contestants who survived the musical stresses of the last six weeks and who have advanced to the finals are: Laurie Kocher, Cambrie Stringfellow, Blake Williams, Jonelle Bell, Madison Baird, Jovan Richie, Brittany Weeks, Jennifer Johnson, Quinn Crozier, Meghan Erlacher, Robert Johnson, CJ Peake, Jonny Shidemantle and Tony Anthony.

Event promoter Wes Fell told The Log that the competition has been steep at every step along the way, but the finals are going to be especially difficult.

Celebrity judges for the finale event are Geoff McBride, recording artist and past contestant on "The Voice," Jennifer Harrison, Gulf Coast Premier Promotions, Shannon Ireland, owner of 30A Songwriter Radio & Shadow Media Group and Alexis O'Hara, director of food and beverage at Sago Sports Bar & Grill.

Doors open at 4 p.m., and the show starts at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are still available for purchase by contacting or

The Palms of Destin Resort is located at 4201 Indian Bayou Trail in Destin and can be reached by calling 850-351-0500.