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Matthew Jobe, the community service flight chief with the 35th Force Support Squadron, holds a microphone up to Nadine Leon Guerrero, a Misawa Stars contestant, after her performance at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2016. Misawa Stars is an opportunity to showcase the base’s top singers. This year’s competitors were comprised of active-duty members, dependents, and local Japanese nationals.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Matthew Jobe, the community service flight chief with the 35th Force Support Squadron, holds a microphone up to Nadine Leon Guerrero, a Misawa Stars contestant, after her performance at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2016. Misawa Stars is an opportunity to showcase the base’s top singers. This year’s competitors were comprised of active-duty members, dependents, and local Japanese nationals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Judges watch a performance during Misawa Stars at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2016. Contestants are graded on voice, crowd interaction and overall presentation each performance. Judges also highlighted the best and worst parts about the performance. Ultimately, the judges have the final word on who is eliminated each week, but also have the opportunity to save one contestant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Judges watch a performance during Misawa Stars at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2016. Contestants are graded on voice, crowd interaction and overall presentation for each performance. Ultimately, the judges have the final word on who is eliminated, but also have the opportunity to save one contestant each week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Matthew Jobe, the community service flight chief with the 35th Force Support Squadron, announces the contestants moving on to the next round during Misawa Stars at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2016. Each week three contestants may be eliminated. The finale, which is May 6, will grant the top three winners with cash prizes and 35th FSS gift cards.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Matthew Jobe, the community service flight chief with the 35th Force Support Squadron, announces the contestants moving on to the next round during Misawa Stars at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2016. Each week three contestants may be eliminated. The finale, which is May 6, will grant the top three winners with cash prizes and 35th FSS gift cards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Fourteen singers walked across the stage at Misawa Air Base, March 25, projecting their voices through old school and modern songs during the annual Misawa Stars singing competition.  

The American Idol-style competition showcases Misawa's singers, grading each performance on voice, crowd interaction and overall presentation.

The competitors are comprised of active-duty members, dependents and local Japanese nationals who have the chance to win $1,000 in cash and 35th Force Support Squadron gift cards. During each show, contestants are eliminated, however each judge has an opportunity to save one person throughout the competition.

The next live performances are slated for April 8 and 22, with a finale following on May 6 at the Misawa Club.