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Mustang Rocks

Neither one of last night’s Mustang Rocks top two finishers drove herself to the game. Neither one is old enough to legally drive. Yet despite their young age, their scores soared above the previous games’ competition.

LaShondra Deck, a 14-year-old that attends W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts school, won a second consecutive victory with a score of 94.6. Deck eliminated Quindon Taner, the previous three-game champion, at last Saturday’s game. Her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” from Wizard of Oz proved to be a hit with the judges.

Falling short by .6 of a point, Brittany Birdwell, a 15-year-old cheerleader at Allen High School, has received the highest score by a runner-up. Throwing a little personality into her routine, Birdwell showed off her performing skills as she sang the Dixie Chicks’ “Somedays You Gotta Dance.” Birdwell hopes to be asked back for the final competition on March 8.

Coco Martinez, a junior CCPA and Spanish major, also performed last night, as her sorority sisters held signs wishing her luck. While she sang well, she began the night at a disadvantage.

“I always lose my voice before a performance, and this time it didn’t come back in time,” she said.

Despite her scratchy voice, she belted a tune originally sung by Mariah Carey.

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