The first night of Greer Idol 6 the crowd spilled over onto the curbs and street. The stage was at Trade and Victoria streets, a change from the past year's location near The Depot at School and Trade.
Kayla Kershaw got one of the biggest cheers of the evening when she sang a capella when her CD malfunctioned in the Greer Idol Teen competition. Kershaw made the cut for Week 2.
Markie Gresham, Iresha Moorman and Laura Simmerson were eliminated from Greer Idol 6 as the second round of contestants were announced in GreerToday.
Trinity Sparks, 12, was ousted from the Greer Idol Teen field.
That put the remaining Idol field at six male and five females. The husband-wife entrants of Jeremy and Lauren McCall are back for another week. Wally Dreesen, the senior representative for this year’s field also returns.
Jeremy McCall and Chase Wolfe, despite performing a capella when their CDs malfunctioned, advanced to Friday’s round.
Interestingly, Gresham (“So Small) and Moorman (“Good Girl”) performed to Carrie Underwood songs last Friday. Simmerson sang “At Last” by Etta James. Gresham and Simmerson, ironically, had one thing in common – they both performed the National Anthem in public.
Friday’s competition will have 11 Idol and 7 Teen competitors performing to ‘70s and ‘80s rock with singers allowed two minutes to perform. Three more Idol singers will be voted off with the final 8 to perform during Freedom Blast on Saturday, June 30. Idol Teen will cut one singer this week.
Friday’s performances schedules are Teen Idol at 6 p.m., the Rock and Roll Reunion band at 7, Greer Idol at 8 and the band will finish the lineup at 9 p.m.
The Greer Cultural Arts Council is presenting the competition.
Greer Idol Teen
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