Steph's right in tune

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:28 AM ET

ST. JOHN'S -- Karaoke queen Stephanie Hanna lived up to the billing on Sunday night in the Heart Stop Lounge, the Scott's equivalent to the Brier Patch.

The Ontario lead sang country artist John Michael Montgomery's Sold during the Heart Stop Idol contest. She was chosen the winner based on audience applause and was to compete for the championship last night.

Hanna belted out the tune, but only after she identified herself as teammate Dawn Askin.

Older sister Jenn Hanna, the Ontario skip, said Stephanie's performance provided some relief following a rough day on Sunday in which the team lost twice.

"We had a little bit of a down day, but that was probably the best thing that could have happened," Jenn said of her sister's warbling. "Above and beyond everything else, this is the Scott and this is supposed to be a good time and I want good memories."

COLD WAR: Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones began the tournament battling a bad cold, but avoided taking over-the-counter medication until yesterday. Curling abides by the banned substance list of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and tests its athletes for drugs. Trisha Eck, the Manitoba fifth, contacted the Ottawa-based CCES and learned that Jones could take certain medications. "My head is feeling a little bit better," Jones said.


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