Shelby Thatcher

E.J. Puani is Swift Idol 2018's winner, taking first place with his covers of Calum Scott's "You Are The Reason" and Ed Sheeran's "Perfect".  E.J. lives in Cokeville, Wyoming with his wife Madisen and their family.  Puani has released a Christmas album titled Christmas Joy.  More information on the Album and E.J.'s music can be found on the E.J. Pauni Sing It Loud Facebook Page.

Alex Boye is truly a multicultural artist. Of Nigerian descent, Alex was raised in London where he began his music career in the successful European boy band Awesome, before moving to the US to pursue a career as a solo artist.  Throughout his career, a genuine concern and generosity toward others has led the way for Alex. He has raised money for many causes by way of his music and maintained a message of positivity and perseverance in his lyrics. His latest single, “Bend Not Break” (prod. Randy Jackson) is closely tied to the cause behind Suicide Prevention Week and carries a message of hope and awareness for those struggling with mental illness. (From


Shelby Thatcher resides in Kemmerer with her husband of 18 years, 7 children and 7 foster children.  Shelby is a former elementary school teacher turned daycare director.  She loves to read children’s books, spending time in her yard, watching any sports her kids participate in, especially track and swimming, and she also creates and delivers refugee service projects in her spare time.  Shelby watched every season of American Idol, although she almost banned it after David Archuleta lost.  Shelby won Mrs. Wyoming in 2004 and competed on national television at the Mrs. America pageant in California.

Alex Boye

E.J. Pauni