CSU Idol competition returns for a third season
Who has what is takes to be the next American Idol?
Cleveland State is looking for singing sensations to knock the socks
off the judges and students during the second annual CSU Idol contest.
The contest takes place on Nov. 1 in UC Shire. Sign up for the competition
is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Open mic is from 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. During this time, singers are to choose two songs from the karaoke
book provided and can take that time to rehearse their numbers.
The contest will begin promptly at 5 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
The panel of judges includes Kevin Hesser, CSU marketing coordinator,
Sandra Emerick, interim dean of students, and Miss Ohio 2006, Melanie
Murphy, a digital media and journalism major.
The judges will be looking for intonation, voice quality, lyrics, entertainment
(crowd involvement), stage presence and overall performance.
Just like American Idol, the judges have the option to cut off the singers
in the middle of their performances.
After the last contestant performs, the judges will narrow down the
performers to the top five.
The final five contestants will compete in the second round.
There were 13 contestants in 2006.
The audience will be receiving ballots as they enter and will be choosing
the top three finalists. Students are encouraged to bring their friends.
The third place winner will take home $50, second place $100, and the
first place winner and title of CSU Idol takes home $150. The contestants
must be CSU students.
Food specials for the evening include $3 combos of wings, fries or onion
rings and a drink.
For more details, contact the CAB office at 216-687-2244 or by e-mail