The little girl in the photo to the left, appears to be a tad sad to see her $2 going to the Greer Idol ballot box Friday night. Casting a vote cost $1 each for three choices.
Kieffer Mendoza won Greer Idol and Kody Young won Greer Idol Teen, sponsored by Greer Cultural Arts. They earned $1,500 and $500, respectively. It should be noted that Young was making his public singing debut in the teen competition.
Hard to imagine Kody Young’s first time in a competition – or even singing publicly – he received $500.
That’s exactly what Young earned Friday night when he swept to the 2013 Greer Teen Idol finals and took home the first place check.
Kieffer Mendoza, the guitar player with the silky voice, won 2013 Greer Idol and the $1,500 first place check tonight at the City of Greer amphitheater.
Mendoza had to beat out five other Idol contestants as the competition lost two weeks because of rain and was threatened to throw the final into a quandary with an early afternoon shower.
The payday for a Greer Idol winner will average $500 per performance.
Rain cancelled the past two Tunes in the Park and Idol performances, meaning winners will compete a maximum of three weeks – weather permitting. The summer entertainment series has only been held June 28, at the City’s Freedom Blast celebration.
Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol scheduled tonight at Greer City Park’s amphitheater are cancelled.
The city announced: “Weather continues to play havoc with events in the Upstate. Friday's scheduled Tunes in the Park at the Greer City Park Amphitheater is the latest to fall victim as heavy rains and a flash flood watch into the evening have forced the cancellation of the concert and Greer Idol events.
More Greer Idol Week 1 Features
Song selections for Greer Teen Idol performers for Saturday’s competition at the City of Greer Freedom Blast.
Greer Idol’s 13 contestants performed Saturday at Freedom Blast. They were asked to sing a patriot song in honor of the July 4 celebration and Military Salute later in the evening.
See Week 1 video here.