An amazing night of local and regional talent was on display last night at Cowboy's Night Club in Lafayette for the annual Country Showdown.

It was a tough task for our panel of judges, but they decided on the winner and that was Cayden Bergeron of Lafayette. Cayden performed an original song he co-wrote with his dad called "Detour".

Cayden now moves on to the state competition. The winner then moves on to the regional then possibly national competition where the grand prize winner gets $100,000.

Kourtney Pitre of Youngsville finished second after her powerful performance of Martina McBride's "Broken Wing".

Rounding out the top three was Kevin Simon, Jr. also of Youngsville. He delivered a spot-on performance of an original song he penned called "The Way You Hold Me".

Kevin also won the People's Choice Award which was an online vote leading up to the Showdown here on our website.

A huge thanks to all the outstanding contestants who poured their hearts and souls out on stage and took the leap to put their talents out there for everyone to hear.

We also must give another big thank you to Service Chevrolet Cadillac for once again being our sponsor of the Country Showdown. Also, to Mickey Martin and the fine staff at Cowboy's Night Club, big props for helping us put on a first class event at one of the best night clubs in the area.

And a final thank you to Cowboys Western Store & Guitar Center for supplying prizes along with our expert panel of judges for lending their expertise and time to judge the Showdown.


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