Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star.
Ball was chosen from a field of 12 vocalists from Army garrisons around the world. She edged out Family members Joyce Severino from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Sarah Hopkins from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., in the final round of competition.
"I want to thank everybody who voted for me. I've had just untold amounts of support from my family, people at my installation, my unit, the combat veterans motorcycle association, the VFW," Ball said. "Just tons of people, that is what is overwhelming me: the amount of support and love I've received. And the judges, you all are great. Thank you."