Idol Teens finalists are now in the hands of the judges

Published on Friday, July 20, 2012

Kayla Kershaw, Anna McCleer or Megan Watts sang their last songs in the Greer Idol Teen competition in GreerToday.

One of the singers will be eliminated after online voting closes Monday at noon. The finals are scheduled next Friday in the last week of Tunes on Trade.

All three gave impressive performances that at times overwhelmed the judges. Each participant had its own cheering section. The singers performed one 90’s-forward selection and one beach song.

Kayla Kershaw

90’s forward

“Jesus Takes the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood


“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys

Comments: Judges were complimentary of Kershaw’s eye contact with the judges and her growth as a singer during the competition. A suggestion was made to not dismiss the verses during her “Jesus Takes The World” rendition of Carrie Underwood’s song.

Anna McCleer

90’s forward

“Baby” by Justin Bieber


“Surfin U.S.A.”  by The Beach  Boys

Comments: “Baby” by Justin Bieber had judges praise McCleer for successfully delivering the rap lyrics. “The rap was cool” and “I didn’t know you were a rapper” judges said. One judge suggested she sell the broken heart part of the song. “I didn’t feel our heart was broken,” a judge said.

Megan Watts

90’s forward

“Cowboy Take Me Away” by Dixie Chicks


“My Guy” by Diana Ross

Comments: Watts’ performance drew raves from “that was a great job”, “presence on stage was so confident in what you did” to her “pitch being perfect” for “Cowboys Take Me Away” by the Dixie Chicks.


Camilla Pitman, Supervisor with the Miss South Carolina Organization

Dana Jordan, 2011 Greer Idol Champion

Brandon Higganbotham, Creative Arts Pastor with SpringWell Church

Bob Ross, Beach Bob Oldies, 103.3 FM


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