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."
After Jim Quick and his band mates rocked the stage for an hour, the adult Idol competitors took over and did their thing. Mike Patterson blew away the crowd and the judges with "You're Still Here" and the hymn "How Great Thou Art," with one judge admitting to shedding a tear. Felicia Owens followed with "Tennessee Waltz" and "Little Red Wagon." Will Rawls wowed the crowd with his take on "Gravity" and the Kings of Leon classic "Use Somebody." Rounding out the Idol competition was crowd favorite Megan Watts who, after performing Dolly Parton's "Jolene," took out her guitar for an original song titled "3:16." The night ended with a rousing second set from Jim Quick and Coastline.
Voting will continue online at www.greeridol.com throughout the weekend with one contestant from each group being eliminated. Greer Idol finals will take place at the final Tunes in the Park for 2015 next Friday night, July 24th, at 6 P.M in Greer City Park.
Voting remains open until 12pm on Monday.