STAR VALLEY, Wyo. \u2014 A popular singing competition will highlight the Lincoln County Fair in Afton next week as eight contestants from around the region will compete for top honors and a $10,000 grand prize. \u2018The Vocalist\u2019 is scheduled for Monday, 7:00 pm at the Lincoln County Fairground in Afton, Wyoming. The competition features eight contestants who will each sing on stage. An audience vote, done via text message, will determine the winner who will be awarded $10,000. Contestants include Bryant Erickson (Star Valley, Wyoming), Katelyn Petersen (Cokeville, Wyoming), Abby Jozwik (Casper, Wyoming), Paige Anne (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Katie Meldrum (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Keishianne Peterson (Pocatello, Idaho), Ben Kimball (Logan, Utah) and Keiyana Osmond (Logan, Utah). Each contestant was selected through an online audition process in May. The Vocalist will consist of two rounds. Each contestant will perform in the first round. Four contestants will then be selected as finalists, three via audience vote and one judges pick, to sing again in the second round. The audience vote after the second round will determine the winner. Audience members will be able to vote via text message. Voting details will be given during the show once voting has opened. Joining the contestants on stage will be celebrity guest judge Alex Boye\u2019. This is the second year Boye\u2019 has judged The Vocalist. Boye\u2019 will also perform a mini concert as part of the competition. Two other judges will also be on stage, including 2019 winner Josh Jardine (Star Valley, Wyoming) and former Miss Wyoming winner Shelby Thatcher (Kemmerer, Wyoming). Jardine, along with previous winner EJ Pauni (Cokeville, Wyoming), Case Tippetts (Star Valley, Wyoming) and Melissa Dickey (Blackfoot, Idaho) will also perform during the concert. Because of restrictions due to COVID-19, attendance to The Vocalist will be limited to 800 tickets. The entire event will also be broadcast online free of charge by SVI Media.