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Valdosta-- Sierra Berry is a finalist in the USA World Showcase, and now she needs your votes to take herto the next level.

Thirteen-year-old Sierra Berry may look her age, but she sure doesn't sound it. "When they hear this voice coming out of this little bitty person, they're just overwhelmed," said her grandmother, Patricia Berry.

And that big voice is taking this little girl to big places. Last month, she traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the USA World Showcase. "I sang 'Yet Still I Rise' by Yolanda Adams," said Sierra.

It's a tough song for a seventh grader to tackle. "You have to use your stomach muscles and it has a lot of runs," said Sierra.

But she blew the judges away and won first place in her age group. Now she's a finalist for the grand prize trophy. "I was a little nervous but I just got up there and did it like anything else," said Sierra.

She practiced for the big performance day in and day out, with the help of her biggest fan, her Grandmother. "She sings because she loves the Lord and she wants to glorify God and I just want to try to push her all the way to the top," said Patricia.

Now Sierra needs your votes to take home the grand prize. "You have to vote on the web site, and if I get a lot of votes, I can go back up there and compete again," said Sierra.

posted by dave.miller@walb.com