JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX –
A former singer in the Air Force Band and military mother of
four was named winner of the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest at the
Fort Sam Houston Theatre Dec. 4.
Chelsea Tabisz, an Air Force spouse from Joint Base
Maguire-Dix- Lakehurst, N.J., expressed her love for her husband, three
daughters and one son throughout the four shows filmed for internet broadcast.
Operation Rising Star is an Army Family and Morale, Welfare
and Recreation program produced as online content by the U.S. Army Installation
Management Command’s Army Entertainment division at Fort Sam Houston.
Based on the concepts of television shows “American Idol”
and “The Voice,” 12 singers from around the world are selected via online and
live performances and invited to compete in front of studio and internet
audiences for the title of “2015 Rising Star.”
Internet viewers, whose votes counted 50 percent in the
outcome, voted 141,096 times for their favorite performers at
http://www.OpRisingStar.com, which experienced a 97 percent increase in
viewership over the 2014 performances.
Army family member Isabelle Robin of U.S. Army Garrison
Grafenwoehr, Germany, finished runner-up to Chelsea Tabisz.
Army family member Melinda Way-Bonner of Fort Hunter
Liggett, Calif., finished third in the competition.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Powell of Naval
Recruiting Station Pleasant Hill, Calif.; Sgt. Robert Gulley of U.S. Army
Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; and Spc. Chyanna Dresden of Joint Base
Lewis-McChord, Washington, completed the top six.
To view the web broadcasts, visit http://www.OpRisingStar.com.