Creigh Riepe, Semi-Finalist, East Region

Karaoke Battle USA: Creigh
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Creigh Riepe @creighriepe (Semi-Finalist)

Favorite Karaoke Song?

My favorite is probably "She's Country" by Jason Aldean.

Favorite Singer/ Group?

There are so many! I listen to a lot of Phil Vassar, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Josh Turner, Jason Aldean just to name a few.

First Job?

My first real job was working on the family farm while I was growing up.

Biggest Accomplishment?

I guess my biggest accomplishment is probably getting into Belmont in Nashville.

At 19, Creigh is the youngest contestant in "Karaoke Battle USA's" top eight. He was born and raised on a cattle farm in Charlotte Court House, Va. where it's so rural there are no stoplights and probably more cows than people.

Growing up, his guitar playing father sparked his interest in music. Creigh began singing around the age of five but didn't get serious about singing until he was given the outlet to perform in high school. "That was the first time I ever performed in front of a crowd," he says about Randolph Henry High School where he was very involved in theater and musical theater. He later competed in competitions including the Colgate Country Showdown and won an award at the 2007 CMA Festival Rising Star Contest.

He lost his father a few years ago to lung cancer and has become vital in taking care of the farm that has been in the family for three generations. He also attends Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

As the song goes he's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. But mostly he loves to sing and write country music and hopes to make a career out of it. Will he impress the judges enough to win the title of "Karaoke King?" Find out in the coming weeks, Fridays 9/8 Central on ABC.

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