Hello Western Maryland Jaycees:
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in Jaycees Idol last night at Niners Canal Pub! WHAT a fantastic time! If you couldn’t make it, you missed a great event but hopefully we can continue more nights such as this in the future.
I want to announce and congratulate our winners:
Best Individual Performance: Ryan Woolslayer, for his originality and use of props
Best Group: Joe Caporale and Matt Shipway, for their song choice and harmonizin’
Best in Show: Kelley Hallam, for her connection to both her song and the audience
A big thanks to our judges, Donnell Householder, Brooke VonStein and Nicole Munson, to Nathan Householder for his technical assistance, and to Kelly Brown for haulin’ tables and chairs during set up.
Finally, thanks to EVERYONE who got up there and sang, whether during the official contest or after. It takes guts to get up in front of your peers and let loose. So congrats to any and all who may have overcome some stage fright last night!
Additional judges comments were very positive and include:
“I felt the love! The next Sonny and Cher! Nailed the last note!”
“The raspy voice is sexy…grrr!!!”
“‘Love the shoes! Put a little more @$$ into it!”
“Never knew you could rap Gwen Stefani! Awesome!”
“Good song for your voice range! Good audience participation.”
“Kudos for being so brave and doing an original number without music. You were awesome!”
“I thought you sounded like Destiny’s Child!”
“I like the laid back look – hand in pocket. Rock the Creedence!”
“Great dance moves and jazz hands! Fantastic!”
I’m taking suggestions for future ID projects that are both fun and help us grow as individuals! If you have an idea, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thanks to everyone for making this first ID project such a success!!