On June 15th, 2013, contestants in the Warsaw region auditioned at Warsaw High School for WNIT's new program "Michiana's Rising Star." Five finalists were chosen.
- Justin McCormick
- Jordyn Nutting
- Ivory West
- Chantivia Wright
The top performers from each of the five regions will then compete at the WNIT studio each evening from Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and "Michiana's Rising Star." Said WNIT's Vice President for Production Angel Hernandez, "We've received over 135 entrants from all over our broadcast area. This is going to be an exciting and fun event!"