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Former Horace girl to represent ND in music competition

BISMARCK -- A former Fargoan will represent North Dakota in a national music competition later this year. Chloe Marie Watterud, who now lives in Minot, received the most votes in the state competition of "Ethan Bortnick: Celebration of Music -- T...

Chloe Marie Watterud, 16, of Minot, has been selected to represent North Dakota at Ethan Bortnick's "Celebration of Music" in Los Angeles later this year. Special to The Forum
Chloe Marie Watterud, 16, of Minot, has been selected to represent North Dakota at Ethan Bortnick's "Celebration of Music" in Los Angeles later this year. Special to The Forum

BISMARCK - A former Fargoan will represent North Dakota in a national music competition later this year.

Chloe Marie Watterud, who now lives in Minot, received the most votes in the state competition of "Ethan Bortnick: Celebration of Music - Talent Search," which aired earlier this month on PBS. Her win was announced during Bortnick's Sunday, Sept. 23, concert in Bismarck.

Watterud, 16, was born in Fargo and attended Horace Elementary in Horace, N.D., before moving with her family to Minot in 2012 when she was in fifth grade. She is now in 11th grade and attends Minot High School Magic City Campus in Minot. She's been singing since the age of 8 and has released three singles.

Following the statewide victory, Watterud will compete in the Los Angeles Celebration of Music National Show later this year.

At the age of 9, Bortnick was recognized by the Guinness World Records as "The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour." Now 17, Bortnick is seeking to highlight other young talents across the United States.

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Five young musicians from Fargo-Moorhead also participated in the competition, including Cassie Ishaug, Katherine Leiseth and Hannah Leiseth of Moorhead and Victoria Sharp and Kwaician of Fargo.

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Tracy Briggs is an Emmy-nominated News, Lifestyle and History reporter with Forum Communications with more than 35 years of experience, in broadcast, print and digital journalism.
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