The top five entries for the 2019 Big Sky State Games National Anthem Contest have been selected by a panel of music professionals, the BSSG announced in a press release.

The five finalists are:

  • Karla Stricker, of Billings
  • Jasmyn Murphy, of Three Forks
  • Macyn Renae Mahlum, of Augusta
  • Madison Lodell, of Anaconda
  • Makenna Christiansen, of Harrison

Online public voting for the singer is open through June 3. Voting can be accessed online through the Big Sky State Games webpage at bigskygames.org under the BSSG "Events and Highlights" tab, or on the organization's Facebook page.

The contest winner will perform at the 34th Annual Big Sky State Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 19, at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and the Parade of Athletes will start at 7:30 p.m.

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