Talented Irmo singer/songwriter shares gift and WINS national singing competition

Irmo, SC (Paul Kirby) - New York native and Irmo transplant Amanda Jansen, 30, gives God all the glory for her win in a national singing competition that ended Friday night. Amanda Jansen, who is a worship leader at The Decided Church, a songwriter, wife to husband Eric, and mom to two beautiful children just competed in and won the Facebook singing competition that gained her an all-expense paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee. There, she will record with a Grammy-nominated producer with the Rixon Entertainment Group.

Amanda entered the Sing Your Song 2020 competition on the very last day in the eleventh hour. According to Amanda, she drove to a Columbia parking garage with a friend to record her video because of the acoustic effects of the space. Then, she submitted her video and began asking everyone to watch and share it around. The local media helped and within a short time, thousands were enjoying her God given gift!

When friends, family, and fans saw Amanda's video on Facebook, they went to Rixon’s page, and cast their vote by simply hitting the LIKE button. For every like her video received, a vote was cast. Friday October the 16th was the last day of the competition. It ended at 10:00 and by 10:25 p.m. Amanda announced via her Facebook page that she had won! “The official announcement will come tomorrow,” Amanda wrote. She called the past week a whirlwind and said, “I am so grateful to say that I won the Sing Your Song contest!”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you to my people and this community,” Amanda wrote late Friday on her Facebook page. She said she wanted everyone to know how thankful she was for believing in her and her gift and called the win, “A literal dream come true!”

Amanda had competed against a number of other very talented singers from across the country in Sing Your Song, but her acoustic rendition of the old hymn, How Great Thou Art, in and of itself was a blessing to so many. Amanda made it clear she believes that music is a common language and a way to touch the lives of multitudes of people even if they aren't religious. She shared her hope that that if people would simply listen to and enjoy her music, God would take over and do the rest by touching their hearts in his own unquestionable way.

It's too early for Amanda to know any of the details of her Nashville trip just yet. Right now, she's just spending time with her family, thanking God, and extending her appreciation to all the people who cast their votes for her in this competition. You can see and listen to Amanda’s video on Facebook at www.facebook.com/amandaljanson.

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