First Night Spotlight is a teen singing competition in the spirit of American Idol. It is produced via a partnership between Missoula Broadcasting Co., MCPS Flagship, ASUM and Arts Missoula. Prelimanary rounds take place in early December. Finalists are chosen from each preliminary to go on to the final event at the Dennison Theatre on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, winners will be
awarded the following prizes:

  • First Place: $300 & a live radio performance
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place: $100
  • People’s Choice: $100

This year’s winners:

Congratulations to the 2020 First Night Spotlight prize winners!

1st Place: Clara Hahn – Sentinel High School
2nd Place: Shea Keene – Hellgate High School
3rd Place: Jeremiah Coutts – Sentinel High School

People’s Choice Award: Shea Keene

Thank you to all of the talented contestants for a most enjoyable evening of music!

First Night Spotlight 2020 Participants:

From Big Sky High School
  • Ellie Michels
  • Kabryn Lamb & Selisity Laursen
  • Emily Bateman & Brady McBride
  • Haven Moss
  • Ericka Kemp
From Hellgate High School
  • Phoenix Marshall
  • Veronica Stimpfling
  • Rex Koenig
  • Shea Keene
From Sentinel High School
  • Jeremiah Coutts
  • Clara Hahn
  • Jack Hubbard
From Loyola Sacred Heart
  • Amelia Krieg

First Night Spotlight Sponsor

  • Pepsi
  • U-104.5 FM
  • ASUM
  • Flagship
  • ROAM


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