'The more comfortable you get, the better you get'

'The more comfortable you get, the better you get'

COOS BAY, Ore. - Five performers in Thursday night's Country Music Showdown are moving on to the next round.

"Had a couple hiccups, but it's all a good learning experience," contestant Brook McCrea said. "The more comfortable you get, the better you get - so it will all work out in the end."

"Each of the contestants has an opportunity to perform something that they've composed," explained Les Engle, judge.

The winners compete again next Thursday at the Hales Center.