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.
Two weeks remain for Greer Idol and Idol Teen performers to convince voters they are deserving for the top prize – $1,500 for Idol and $500 for Teen.
Voting continues for the past Friday’s performances with five Idol and four teen contestants. Each contestant sang two songs. One singer from each group will be eliminated when voting is completed Monday.
The Shag Doctorz highlight Friday’s Tunes in the Park.
Three weeks remain in the season including the selection of Greer Idol and Idol Teen. The Greer Idol winner earns $1,500 and Teen is awarded $500. Vote for Idol/teen here.
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.