Liz Bennett / Press

“NEXT BIG STAR "Liz Bennett of Coral Springs has been singing at private parties for the last 20 years and decided that the (Ed) McMahon audition was too good to pass up. "'I've always had a passion to sing and this was a chance to see what might happen,' she said. Her love of romantic songs prompted her to pick 'I Will Always Love You' as her entry.. "The tapes will be sent to Next Big Star talent scouts for review and selection of winners, who will appear on shows next spring. "McMahon said the auditions are being held nationwide in malls to locate a cross-section of new talent nationwide. He said he enjoys visiting the sites to encourage contestants and meet the public." STAR STRUCK (Photo) Liz Bennett of Coral Springs belts out I Will Always Love You at an audition for Next Big Star, a nationally televised talent search hosted by Ed McMahon.”

Bill Hawkins - South Florida Sun Sentinel