Cyclone Voice final is Thursday

Cyclone Voice contestant Nicholas Yeo

Senior Nicholas Yeo is one of 15 singers to advance from the Cyclone Voice prelims to Thursday night's final competition. Alexander Gray/Iowa State Daily

Fifteen finalists will vie to become the next Cyclone Voice on April 11 in a competition hosted by country musician Mason Ramsey. 

A video of Ramsey yodeling went viral last year, leading the 12-year-old to release his first extended play record. Ramsey will introduce each of the student performers. He also will perform a few songs during the judges' deliberations.

The event will take place in the Memorial Union Great Hall with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Singing starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thirty students took part in the April 1 preliminary competition and judges selected the 15 finalists.

Cyclone Voice finalists

  • Raia Arbisi, junior, psychology
  • Andersen Coates, sophomore, architecture
  • Dylan Ehlen, senior, finance
  • Sam Fletcher, senior, mechanical engineering
  • Emma Heyen, freshman, speech and language pathology
  • Collin Hillinger, sophomore, mechanical engineering
  • John Hoelzer, senior, mechanical engineering
  • Antonia McGill, sophomore, psychology and women and gender studies
  • Conor Nolan, sophomore, management information systems
  • Kennedy Plowman, senior, speech communications
  • Konrad Powell, graduate, horticulture
  • Krishna Rangarajan, sophomore, aerospace engineering
  • Brandon Thomas, sophomore, design
  • Alli Weaver, senior, journalism and political science
  • Nicholas Yeo, senior, management information systems