Felicia Owens claimed the crown of Greer Idol in the season finale at Tunes in the Park on Friday.
Owens wowed the crowd and the judges with a three-song performance that brought down the house that Terry Stoddard and his band Encore had rocked during their first set.
The Greer Idol semifinals competition was as hot as the July sun at Tunes in the Park on Friday night. The remaining contestants, three in the teen Idol competition and four in the a adult Idol portion, sang two songs apiece as they aimed to advance to the Greer Idol finals next Friday night. Complementing the talented performers was Jim Quick and Coastline, who put everybody in a dancing mood with their upbeat setlist of Carolina beach music.
The teen idols performed first. Anna McCleer led things off, singing "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Hallelujah." Roni Teems performed "I Try to Think About Elvis" and the Righteous Brothers' classic "Unchained Melody." Zelena Hull ended the teen competition with renditions of "Black Velvet" and Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs."
The Chocolate Toad and Stomping Grounds on Trade St. in Greer are among the many restaurants donating a portion of proceeds to Hospice this week.
The full schedule and locations for the week of July 12-18, 2015 are posted at the link below.
A nook has forced Sheila Springfield to return to her niche.
When Sheila Springfield celebrates the grand opening of The Chocolate Toad Tuesday it will be at the same location she owned 14 years ago – at the former Lunch & Such.
The 18th annual July 4 Kids Parade in Greer will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning at the 200 block of West Church Street.
The approximately mile-long parade route takes in the Arlington-Davenport neighborhood. The weather forecast is for temperatures in the mid-70s under partly sunny skies. The public is invited.
This appears to be the year Greer Idol and Idol Teen contestants have the highest odds of winning first place prize money. The Idol winner gets $1,500 and Idol Teen wins $500.