Cypress singer wins spot at KaraokeFest finals as Cher tribute

Laurie Pacheco of Cypress was named a finalist in the Crème de la Tributes karaoke singing competition at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa on Saturday, June 13. This contest pits vocalists who sing, look and act like celebrity performers. Finalists go on to compete at KaraokeFest 2015 at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona on Sept. 19.Pacheco performed as Cher and sang “The Way of Love.”Two more Saturdays of qualifying rounds will be held at the Orange County Market Place: June 20 and 27 and also includes a Crème de la Kids division for ages 17 and under. There is no age restriction for the Tributes division. There is a $5 registration fee.Signups for the Kids is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and singing begins at 11 a.m. Tributes can sign up from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with singing starting at 1 p.m.More information on KaraokeFest may be obtained by calling 714-826-2212 or visiting

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