. See performances, Olivia's interview below.
Olivia Wells, a junior voice major at Anderson University, won the 2016 Greer Idol Season 10 championship and the $2,000 first prize Friday night.
A Greer Idol contestant will win $2,000 Friday night in the Season 10 finals at the Greer City Park amphitheater.
Will Rawls, Andre Webb and Olivia Wells will compete for the championship Friday rain or shine. Last week’s band did not perform but the six Idol contestants did weather severe thunderstorms to sing in the semifinals.
The six remaining Greer Idol contestants performed their full schedule of songs on the next to last week of Tunes in the Park on Friday night.
Three contestants will be eliminated in voting with the finalists announced next Wednesday.
Tunes in the Park is in its next to last week of the summer this Friday.
Jim Quick and Coastline will be the featured entertainment at the City Park’s amphitheater and Greer Idol Season 10 will be adjusting its final two weeks of competition.
A severe storm with dangerous lightning and booming thunder with drenching rain halted Tunes in the Park midway through the Greer Idol round Friday night.
Only six contestants remain in Greer Idol Season 10 with three weeks remaining until the champion is decided.
The Shag Doctorz will be the featured beach music band at Friday’s Tunes in the Park held at the amphitheater. The band plays two sets, at 7 and 9 p.m. and Idol competition is at 8 p.m.
Kody Young and Shelby Alford have been eliminated from Greer Idol following their patriotic performances Saturday at the Greer Freedom Blast.
That means only eight singers remain for the grand prize of $2,000 to be awarded the top performer on July 22.
Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.
Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly. Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.
Greer Idol Season 10 is down to 10 singers entering Saturday’s performance at the City of Greer Freedom Blast.
Kerri Hill and Anri Ballew were eliminated in voting by family, friends and people attending Greer last Friday.
Singers performed their choice Friday at Greer Idol’s second week at the Greer City amphitheater.
The Greer Idol field has been cut to 12 entering this week’s competition at Tunes on Trade Friday.
Debbie Howard and Keydria Martinez were eliminated by garnering the fewest votes after the first week. The singers perform and the voting public votes on the Greer Idol website for their favorite performers from the Friday night performances.
Fourteen singers will compete for 2016 Greer Idol beginning Friday at Tunes in the Park.
Rock n Roll Reunion will be the headline band performing sets at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday evening's “meet and greet” with singer Edwin McCain had its share of surprises -- and McCain was in on the biggest.
The seven-weeks Tunes in the Park and 10th Annual Greer Idol schedules are set.
Tunes in the Park, held at city park’s amphitheater, begins Fridays on June 10 and ends July 22. Greer Idol will also its competition that evening. The entertainment is 7-10 p.m.
The Greer Christmas Parade put an exclamation point on the weekend’s Christ in Greer activities.
“We had perfect weather, people came out early which was great, we had a larger group (92) of entries and Santa was feeling good this year speaking and walking with the crowd, Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, and the organizing non-profit for the third consecutive year.
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.
Five singers will compete for $2,000 in prize money Friday as Greer Idol and Idol Teen end their seasons.
Encore will close out Tunes in the Park when it performs two sets Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Greer City Park amphitheater.
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."
Jim Quick and the Coastline will perform Friday at Tunes at the Park.
Greer Idol and Idol Teen performers will be competing to advance to the finals scheduled July 24. The Idol winner earns the top prize of $1,500 and $500 for Teen.