Season 2 Archive


Week 1:
– January 28, 2014 (8:00pm)

  • Week 2:
    – February 11, 2014 (8:00pm)
    Songs From Your Birth Year

  • Week 3:
    – March 4, 2014 (8:00pm)
    One Hit Wonders

  • Week 4:
    – March 25, 2014(9:00pm)
    Any #1 Song in the 2000’s

  • Week 5:
    – April 8, 2014 (8:00pm)
    Judges’ Pick

    – April 23, 2014 (8:00pm)
    CAB’s Choice


Season 2 Duets:

Jan. 2014: Season 2 DUETS ANNOUNCED

Earlier this evening, contestants were paired based on a random draw. Each pair will perform a song of their choice on Duets Night Tuesday January 28th at 8 PM.

Austen Anderson & Hayley Davis

Brandy Norman & Chloe Fogle

Cassie Walden & Sara Jo Hampton

Aaron Cook & Celeste Fields

Rachel Humfleet & Ezra Anderson

Franco Holguin & Grace Van Ryckeghem

Haley Haygood & Ashley Dixson

Lyndon Gaither & Kristen Swords

Sarah Rainous & Shawn Nelson

Sydney Freeman & Caroline Straw

Tim Smith & Jordan Infield

Brandy Norman (Season 2 Winner)

Jordan Infield (Season 2, Second Place)

Sara Jo Hampton (Season 2, Third Place)

Syndey Freeman (Eliminated Week 5)

Tim Smith (Eliminated Week 5)

Ashley Dixson (Eliminated Week 5)

Ezra Anderson (Eliminated Week 4)

Rachel Humfleet  (Eliminated Week 4)

Cassie Walden (Eliminated Week 4)

Shawn Nelson (Eliminated Week 3)

Chloe Fogle (Eliminated Week 3)

Haley Haygood (Eliminated Week 3)

top 12

 Season 2 Judges:




Dr. Michael Dickman

Dr. Michael Dickman earned a B.S. in General Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in 1982, followed by an M.A. in Speech Communication at Wichita State University in 1985. He joined the faculty of Cumberland College in 1993 and, while teaching full time and directing the Forensics Team, he began work on a doctorate in Philosophy of Communication at Southern Illinois University, successfully defending his thesis in 1997.

Dr. Dickman has been honored with awards for his work with students in competitive debate. In 1988, he was named Top Debate Coach at Duke University, and in 1996 he was recognized as Top Debate Critic at a tournament at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has served as Vice President for the Kentucky Forensics Association and is presently a member of the National Communication Association.


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Dr. Gina Herring

Honored by Billboard Magazine as one of the most dedicated and long time listeners to the top forty play-list,  UC’s own Gina Herring (Dr. Diva) got her start in the music business singing along with the heroes of rock in front of  her bedroom mirror and performing regularly at preteen sleep-overs and birthday parties.  But it was her attention to the musical nuances and showbiz strategies of  Dick Clark’s American Bandstand that gave her a critical edge in the competitive music industry.  Although briefly captivated by gimicky acts like “The Monkees” and “The Partridge Family,” Herring recognized early the power of danceable music, slick     choreography, gold lame, big hair, and sex appeal.  Her rendition of Diana Ross’s “You Keep Me Hanging On” won her first place in her high school talent show,  only the first big moment in a career that led to a weekly gig as female singer for “Desperate Measures,” a graduate English Department cover band.  “She’s a really cool teacher, although a rabid feminist” said a local reviewer, “but I find her cover of  “I’m Every Woman” truly inspirational.”   Although she misses performing (especially the groupies), Herring claims that her true gift is in discovering and nurturing talent, along with crushing the dreams of those who “can’t carry a tune in a bucket” or “try to shift the spotlight from me.”  And she’s conversant in all musical styles, having followed the tabloid scandals of everyone from Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse.  Since her taste tends to outsized musical personalities like Elvis, Aretha, and Dolly Parton, Herring is all about artifice, illusion, and performance.  But “soul,” she says, “can’t be faked.”   Herring may have given up her turntable and 45s for the sophistication of  YouTube, but “it’s still her party.”   She can make you or break you, so if you want to see yourself on the cover of  The Patriot, sing your song for  UC’s  “diva professor.”


Judge 3

Megan Hinkle

  • Originally from Northern Ohio, but a Whitley County and University of the Cumberlands graduate.
  • Began singing at a very young age and received my first guitar on my 5th birthday.
  • Was heavily influenced by my late grandfather, who just passed away in October, and my father.
  • Other musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Adele, Alabama Shakes, Norah Jones, Gavin Degraw, The Steeldrivers, Allison Kraus, The Civil Wars, The Isaacs
  • Always felt music as a strong calling and treasured gift from God whether it be singing, writing or playing guitar or piano.
  • Music Director at my church, Brays Chapel Church of God
  • Married my best friend, Will, one week after graduation and we are the proud parents of our Porkie (Pomeranian-Yorkie), Cocoa. J
  • Currently have a Bachelors in Music, but in the process of applying to the University of Louisville for a Music Therapy Certification.



Season 2 Production Contacts:


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Lisa Bartram- Director of Student Activities

Jonathan Lawson Spotlight Pic
Jonathan Lawson- Graduate Assistant of Student Activities
Cameron Smoak Spotlight pic
Cameron Smoak-Production Assistant

Jonathan Carmack Spotlight pic
Jonathan Carmack- Graduate Assistant of Student Activities

Jeff Meadors-Producer of Live Streaming


Season 2 Backstage Crew: 

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Brad Pearce


Jonathan Carmack

Cameron Smoak

Social Media:

Sara Donahue

Deana Gabbard

Jonathan Lawson

Chelsea Moberly

Maggie Ballou


Aryn Bowling

Melissa Peplinski

Joe Brinkman

Kevin Baker

Chelsea Moberly

Ryan Goodwin


Ashley Estes

Jonathan Estes

Alex Schaich

Contestants Liason:

Eric Wright

Judges Liason:

Tia Blakeman

Channel 19 Liason:

J.D. Morgan


Samantha Taylor

Caroline Schlansky

Kayleigh Lawson

Maggie Ballou

Hannah Foster

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