SD Native Wins $50k On NBC Show
by KDLT News
July 12, 2013 10:21 AM
Burbank, South Dakota native Douglas Roegiers was one of six singers competing for a $1 million prize on the Thursday, July 11th premiere broadcast of the NBC show “The Winner Is.”
Roegiers made it to the final round of the episode and walked away with $50,000.
Roegiers’ style channels back to the days of the Big Band Swing era and his loyal fans know him as ‘The Crooner’. He also performs with a 9-piece swing band Phat Cat Swinger.
"The Winner Is" mixes a singing competition with the strategy of a game show. Hosted by Nick Lachey, each episode features six acts that go head-to-head. Contestants must bet on their own performance, win over 101 jurors, and avoid cash temptations to move forward.
Douglas is the son of Chuck & Rosie Roegiers of Burbank, SD. He currently lives in North Hollywood, CA.