We are happy to announce the winner of the JoyFest – NC Talent Competition 2014: Dr. Larry D. Reid & The Breakthrough Singers. The Top 5 Finalists were announced last week and included: Braek Haven, Valerie Woodard, Kristie Grace Lee and Kendall McDowell & R.A.W. (Radical Authentic Worshippers).There were 50 entries in the contest and even the top 10 artists were very close with positions changing daily. Voting hit an all time high with nearly 18,000 votes cast during the 1-week vote by the general public, friends and fans. Then the Top 5 were judged by our panel of music industry professionals who included several well-known Gospel radio personalities and the 2014 Stellar Artist of the Year – Tamela Mann.The judges had a very difficult decision to make and the competition offered a level of excellence unparralleled in the JoyFest – NC Talent Competitions. We are so grateful to each artist who entered, each fan who voted and each judge who gave their time and expertise to this contest.The JoyFest – NC Talent Competition winner will perform as the opening artist at JoyFest – NC on Saturday, May 24 and share the same stage as Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Tamela Mann, Sherri Shepherd and Comedian Bone Hampton. It’s going to be a great day for Gospel music and a great time of worship and fellowship. Your JoyFest ticket includes admission to Carowinds, the amusement park rides, water park and the music festival.If you haven’t already get your tickets today! Click HERE for all the ticketing details. The cost of a JoyFest ticket ($42.99 for single adult advance) is only $3 more than the price of Carowinds admission only (at $39.99 advance)! This is a bargain that can’t be beat!The JoyFest – VA Talent Competition is still accepting entries through Thursday, May 22 at midnight. There are nearly 40 contestants in this competition so far. This competition is open to Christian music artists (Gospel, Christian Rap, and Christian Hip Hop) who reside within a 200-mile radius of Kings Dominion and are age 16 and older. See all the contest rules and enter today!