Canton’s Own Logan Route Wins First Place In LA Competition
Canton’s very own Logan Route took first place recently at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase in Los Angeles.
“Winning first place felt so surreal and I just kept thinking about all the sacrifice and work it took to get that far,” said Route, noting that this trip was his first plane ride as well as his first trip to the West Coast.
Route made the trip out west mid-December and competed three times throughout the week to earn his top spot.
“The first round I was in a private room with three judges which were all agents including Blaze Johnson from the voice season eight,” said Route.
In the evening that day, Route again performed in front of the other contestants as well as agents from all over the country.
“Then the third round was the big Friday night talent show in front of all the participants and agents,” said Route.
The prize was the recognition and exposure to all of the agents who attended the event. Talent agents from all over the country were present.
“I almost cried because of all the sacrifices I had to make to be there and all the time and money it took to get there,” said Route.
In each Round, Route sang the song Millionaire by Chris Stapleton.
“It shows some good vocal range, but also because I feel like a millionaire being married to my wife, Steph, and even though she wasn’t in LA with me the song helped me stay connected with her,” said Route when asked why he chose that song.
Logan would like to thank the following businesses and people for helping him get to LA!
Cuz Excavating, MK Cafe and Catering, Chatterbox Restaurant, Canton Fitness Center, Timber Ridge Winery, Kristi’s Salon, Al’s Leasing, Warrior Wash, Canton Independent Sentinel, The Total Look by Darla Sparling, Mill Street Treats, Hamilton-Gibson Productions, Bigfoot Country, The Loyalsock Hotel, I.H.S. Pizza and Sandwich Shop, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Pure Romance- Kim Morral, Thin Line Tavern, The New West Restaurant, Pine Creek Inn, John’s Sporting Goods, Trout Run Hotel, Bear A Bar and Grill, Building No. 9 Grille, Hotel Bradford Brew House and Beer Garden, O’Brien’s Inn, KC 101, Woody’s Ale House and Grille, The Forest House Hotel, Endless Mountains Brace and Mobility, Livewire DJ Services, Plunder Jewelry- Stephanie Egli, The Yellow Basket Shop, Benedict’s Bus Service, Kennedy’s Garage, Martin’s Pantry, Oliver’s Pub and Gril, Lawton’s Books and Collectibles, The Aumick Family, and Ogdensburg Church of Christ
Route has many upcoming shows around the area for February. To check out where he will be performing next, go to https://www.facebook.com/loganroutemusic.
Videography: Ethan Chabala
Video Editing: Ethan Chabala
Writing: Rachel Heitzenrater, Tanya Route
Anchor: Tanya Route
Guest(s): Logan Route
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