Yahoo! Yodel Challenge Names America's Favorite Amateur Yodeler

  • September 26, 2003
Yahoo! Inc. announced nine year old Taylor Marie Ware, of Franklin, Tennessee, as the winner of the Yahoo! Yodel Challenge. Ware was crowned "America's Favorite Amateur Yodeler" after beating out eight other finalists and hundreds of contestants from across the country. As the national champion, Ware wins $10,000 and a spot in a Yahoo! TV ad. Ware entered the Yahoo! Yodel Challenge by submitting a VHS tape of her yodel, and was selected by event judges as one of the top three yodelers from all of the VHS/online submissions. Following this qualifying stage, her yodel was voted on at the official site (, where she was chosen by the public as the representative from the VHS/Online submissions. Ware then out-yodeled eight other national finalists where her performance was judged on yodeling ability, star presence and style. With her $10,000 prize, Ware is planning on buying a yellow Labrador, getting her ears pierced and saving the remainder for college.
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