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Emery County has a chance to vote yes for Rachel

Rachel Peterson is in the USA World Showcase talent competition in Las Vegas.

Rachel Peterson, age 13, daughter of Shaun and Elaine Peterson of Springville, formerly of Huntington, has sung her way into the third show of a six-show series and needs your votes to carry on in the competition.

Peterson competed at the USA World Showcase Talent Competition on May 24 in Las Vegas at the Hilton Hotel. She won first place there in the Young Teen Division and has continued on past the second round and into the third.

The winner will be selected by the public through a six-show elimination. You can vote by logging onto

Show three voting will start on July 27 through July 30.

Peterson has been singing since she was four years old. She started singing at recitals and since has performed at restaurants, nursing homes, benefit concerts. local studios, on FM100, at the Art City Talent Festival, Springville Museum of Art, in local singing competitions, on one of Collin Raye's Christmas Concerts and for family and friends.

She recently started writing her own songs and would like to have her own album complete soon.

Elaine said, "Rachel would really appreciate your vote on the 27-30 of July. She will be singing one minute of Carrie Underwood's "I'll Stand By You." If you like what you hear, please vote Rachel Peterson onto show four.

"Rachel would also like to thank everyone in advance and send a special thank you to Sharon Earl for letting her debut her talent at De Ja Vu Restaurant in Huntington when she was 8 years old and to Claron Durrant from Huntington Elementary for helping her develop her talent through the first grade. There are so many wonderful people in the Huntington area that helped Rachel build such a strong foundation. Rachel still considers Huntington her hometown even though we have moved to Springville," said Peterson

To vote and check out the competition go to

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