by Tracy Dietlin –

Mix 100.5 is hosting a talent competition every Thursday night with Crater Lake Vodka & Gin providing the 100.00 cash prize each week. Sign ups start at 7pm with the show beginning at 8pm. All types of talent are welcome including singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, etc. This is your chance to show the judges what you’ve got. The competition runs through April 11, with all of the winners competing for the Grand Prize.

The winner of week 1 was singer songwriter Tyler Pendleton. Last week’s competition proved to be fierce and was very close with singer-songwriter Jackson Cook performing three songs, two of which were covers and the last, “Hot, Hot,” an original. Cook was consistently good but really showed us what he had on his bluesy, rock original. At only 18, this guy has a seriously promising career ahead of him. Check him out on FB.

Also competing were a couple of other singer songwriters, both female and male, along with comedian Hayley D. who dished up the laughs. In the end it would be the singing, guitar playing, dynamic duo of Zach & Jack, who won over both the audience and the judges performing four popular cover songs and taking the 100.00 prize. A bit of interesting info on them; they are both 22, look alike but aren’t brothers, have only been playing together 6 months, are attending Ferris State College in Michigan and are here for the season working at the golf courses until they return in May. You can catch these guys again this week when they open the show and get the audience warmed up for an all new round of “Lucky Break” at Stadium House in Rancho Mirage.