On Wednesday, July 27, Slinger High School Class of 2016 honors graduate, Hannah Mrozak or Richfield will be spending the evening of her 18th birthday singing in the Lakeshore’s Rising Stars competition taking place in Manitowoc at the Capitol Civic Centre.
Mrozak is one of six remaining singers in the 9-week competition.
In Week 5, Mrozak was awarded the first four perfect 10s scores by the judges. The winner of Lakeshore’s Rising Stars competition receives a $10,000 prize.
Though young, Hannah is no stranger to performing or competition. She has been singing since she was 6.
She performs at pubs, restaurants, craft fairs, and festivals.
Mrozak, 17, is dressed professionally and confidence helps her look and act like the adult she is assumed to be.
She has sung the National Anthem at Milwaukee Brewers, Admirals and Bucks games.
This very talented singer and songwriter won Milwaukee’s Got Talent in 2011, Madison Area Music Association First Chair in 2013, Wisconsin Area Music Industry nominee for Rising Star in 2014, and WAMI Rising Star in 2015.
In 2014 she tried out for American Idol and advanced to Hollywood as far as the top 48.
Mrozak has plans to try out for The Voice this fall. She describes her style as R&B/pop and is influenced by Ariana Grande, the Beatles, and Beyoncé. She enjoys listening to The 1975.
In addition to pursuing a music career, Mrozak is enrolled in Aveda’s Esthiology program starting this fall although her ideal job would be working with a plastic surgeon.
Years of competition and performing with and without a band have made Mrozak a very poised and confident young woman.
Fresh out of bed this morning after a very late-night competition, you would never have guessed she had been up until after 3 a.m.
Her nails were polished and she had a light henna design on one hand.
Hannah likes all social media, but concentrates most on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She also has a website, www.hannahmrozak.com
When she has time, she loves hanging out with her friends, enjoys spending time with her sister, and her boyfriend who is a preferred walk-on for the Wisconsin Badgers football team.
The other five remaining contestants in the Lakeshore Rising Star competition are Jemma Herrmann of Manitowoc, Megan Burback of Manitowoc, Amanda Satchell originally from Manitowoc but now living in Franklin, Jesse Torres of Sheboygan, and Kevin Sievert of Manitowoc.
Tickets for remaining performances are available by calling the CCC Box Office 920-683-2184. Week 6 and 7 shows will take place on Wednesday nights, but Weeks 8 and 9 will be on Saturday Nights. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Jesse Torres occasionally signs up to sing nearby at the Hustisford Community Hall on Tuesday evenings at open jam sessions hosted by the Washington County band Nite Trax.
There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.
Photos courtesy Hannah Mrozak