The 2011 Greer Idol runnerup, a singer headed to Broadway and a bio science major at Coastal Carolina University were among the talent at Greer Idol 6 auditions today at the Greer Family Fest.
Three of the 20 people auditioned were not given gold callback letters. That means 43 callbacks will be held May 14 at The Davenport. Only five people were not voted forward by the judges.
Doug Allen, last year’s runnerup, said he missed the competition. “I was so disappointed when it was all over last year,” Allen said. Allen works on the night shift at BMW and has his supervisor’s approval to attend Idol competitions.
John Garrison, a graduate of Greer High School, was asked by the judges if he ever appeared on Broadway. Garrison said he was headed to New York City to attend an intensive week of song and acting and the result will be joining the Broadway cast. He has also advanced to the Atlanta tryout of X Factor.
Deonta “Bree” Bowden said she is majoring in biochemistry and is steering toward becoming a doctor. “Greer Idol was kind of on my bucket list of things to do,” Bree said.
• Nancy Henry so overwhelmed the judges no comments were offered. “I was ready to cut loose, too,” Henry said.
• Tiffany Abercrombie said her first year as a jailer at Greenville County’s detention center was tough. “But the last three were good.” Her love for singing brought her to Greer Idol tryouts.
• The judges liked Jeff Laughter’s black hat but not his voice, as they didn’t vote him forward.
• David Preston was advised by the judges not to wear a hat to the next audition. Preston decided to enter Greer Idol from watching Moonlight Movies and attending Tunes on Trade.
“Laughed Until We Cried” by Jason Aldean
“I Love Sleeping In On Saturdays” by Eric Church
* Jeff Laughter
“I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash
“Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash
Judges loved his black cowboy hat, but not enough to push him to the next round.
“Let It Rip” by The Dixie Chicks
“Walking after Midnight: by Patsy Cline
Works at Blue Ridge Animal Hospital
* Felicia Davis
“Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri
“Nobody’s Home”, by Avri Lavigne
Trainee at SC Works
“American Honey” by Lady Antebellum
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
Recently moved from Boston to Marietta. Has music degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass.
“Stand By Me” by Ben. E. King
“Swing Life Away” by Rise Against
Rising junior at USC Columbia, majoring in Biology
“Back Around” by Demi Lovato
“If You’re Reading This” by Tim McGraw
Works in Inventory
“I Don’t Know Why Jesus Loves Me” by Andre Crouch
Getting ready to cut first album, works at C.J.’s Restaurant in Boiling Springs
“Original Circle” by Marques Houston
“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
Former jailer at Greenville County Detention Center
“Hip to my Heart” The Band Perry
“Misbehavin” Broadway musical
Second Greer Idol, competed in Greer Idol I. … works with charities … is regional queen in Nationwide’s “Today’s American Woman”
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland
"I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow
2011 Greer Idol Runnerup by tenths of a point. … works at BMW.
“Break It To Me Gently” by Brenda Lee
“Killing Me Gently” by Roberta Flack
Participated in Liberty Idol the past three years
“I Know Where I’ve Been” Hairspray musical
“Reflections” by Christina Aquilera
Senior at Wade Hampton High School
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
“Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston
Former Miss Greater Greer Teen. … sophomore at North Greenville University .. majoring in science.
“All The Man That I Need” By Whitney Houston
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
Jamesia was third runnerup last year at Spartanburg Idol. … Student at Greenville Tech studying Administrative Office Technology.
“Bye Bye Love” by Everly Brothers
Works in day care. … the judges commended Ammadezia on her volume but also cautioned her when to use it.
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
“One That Got Away” by Katy Perry
Greer High School graduate. … advanced to X Factor in Atlanta. … will perform in Wicked on Broadway later this summer.
* Nicholas Johnson
“Hey Jude” by the Beatles
“How Great is Our God”
Wade Hampton student
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
Won 2010 Greer Teen Idol … attends Riverside High School
Devanta “Bree” Bowden
“Take a Look At Me Now” by Phil Collins
“Set Fire To The Rain” by Adele
Sophomore at Coastal Carolina University. … major is bio chemistry. … wants to be a doctor.
* Denotes failed to make cut