McCalls cheer each other's success at Greer Idol 6

Published on Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Lauren McCall sings

Mark Tucker

Lauren McCall sings "I love Rock 'n' Roll" during tonight's Greer Idol 6 in downtown Greer. She is married to Jeremy McCall, also a contestant in Greer Idol.

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Jeremy McCall, husband of Lauren, performs

Mark Tucker

Jeremy McCall, husband of Lauren, performs "Don't stop the rain" during the second round of Greer Idol 6.

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Fans of Greer Teen Idol's Megan Watts taped her performance and cheered her on while singing

Jim Fair

Fans of Greer Teen Idol's Megan Watts taped her performance and cheered her on while singing "Girls just want to have fun" by Cyndi Lauper.

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Even the smallest fan has her favorite in the Greer Teen Idol competition.

Jim Fair

Even the smallest fan has her favorite in the Greer Teen Idol competition.


An interesting competition is taking place at Greer Idol 6.

Lauren and Jeremy McCall, a married couple, are competing with both getting good reviews from the judges panel during tonight’s second round. The song selection was from the ‘70s and ‘80s rock era. Lauren sang “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and Jeremy sang “Don’t Stop the Rain”.

Both are former music pastors. “We sing a lot together and support each other during the competition,” Jeremy said. They videoed each other tonight and Jeremy said they would talk about each other’s performances.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to make new friends,” Jeremy said. “We know it’s a voting contest and our votes will be split with all our friends.”

The couple is frequently invited to sing at churches. They were invited to Spring Well last week.

Three singers will be trimmed next week from the 11 who sang tonight. The remaining eight will perform next Saturday at Freedom Blast.  Their music selection must be patriotic and come from the country genre.

Ammadezia Styles was stylish wearing a black dress with orange earrings and an orange arm sleeve, as she sang “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar. Doug Allen, last year’s runner-up, was briefly distracted but maintained his poise, as he was impressive performing “Bad Case of Loving You" by Robert Palmer.

Six men and five women comprise the field. The final eight candidates will be announced Tuesday.

Greer Idol Teen, with Jonathan Harper the only male remaining, will cut one from its seven-person field.

Greer Teen Idol is at 5 p.m. next Saturday at City Park, Greer Idol at 6 p.m. and Whitney Walters and Groove Planet of Greenville will perform at 7:45 p.m. A multimedia presentation to the military is at 9:45 p.m. and the 15-minute Freedom Blast fireworks is at 10 p.m.

Tonight’s singers and their song selections are:

Lauren McCall
“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Joan Jett)

Doug Allen
“Bad Case of Loving You" (Robert Palmer)

John Garrison
“Small Town Girl” (Billy Joel)

Jeremy McCall
“Don’t Stop the Rain” (James Morrison)

Wally Dreesen
“Old-Fashioned Love Song” (Three Dog Night)

Colleen Gaine
“Come Sail Away” (Styx)

Hannah Clayton
“Total Eclipse of the Heart”(Bonnie Tyler)

Brittany Pridemore
“Nothing But A Good Time” (Poison)

Ammadezia Styles
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” (Pat Benatar)

Chase Wolfe
“Piano Man” (Billy Joel)

Ryan Wilson
“Wanted Dead or Alive” (Bon Jovi)

Greer Teen Idol

Catherine Warren
“Don’t Stop” (Fleetwood Mac)

Kayla Kershaw
“I’ll Always Love You” (Whitney Houston)

Megan Watts
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (Cyndi Lauper)

Jonathan Harper
“Don’t Stop Believing” (Journey)

True Heaven Heflin
“What’s Love Got To Do With It” (Tina Turner)

Anna McCleer
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” (Bonnie Tyler)

Alexa Rosenfeld
“Walking On Sunshine” (Katrina and the Waves)







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