Tuesday, April 12, 2011  
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Quote of the Week
“The talent in this community is unbelievable.”
- Michele Dobek-Koinberg  


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Cierra Shortreed performs an original song for the packed house at the Blairmore Legion during Crowsnest Pass Idol on Saturday, April 3rd.
Four competitors were eliminated from the first annual Crowsnest Pass Idol competition at the Blairmore Legion on Saturday, April 3rd, with 16 more moving on to the next round.
A group of 20 talented singers and musicians from Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek and Sparwood performed for a sold out crowd of 200 people, with 16 moving on to the next performance on April 16th.
Singer Jon Burgman started off the evening with his rendition of Paul Brandt’s “Alberta Bound”, followed by Lindsay Sinclair, Jeff Chambers, Tia Green, Cierra Shortreed, Mindy Pawluk, Yvette Lucas, Michel Blais, Jesse Sutherland, Ashley Holmes, Donna Dauphinee, Jim Taylor, Shane Borthwick, Kayla Valiquette, Emily Peters, Codie Sinclair, Curtis Bier, Grand Henderson, Kristen Sciarra, and Janet Joy.
Performances were judged by local singers Deserie Michalsky, Michele Dobek-Koinberg, and Mountain Radio morning host Daryl Ferguson.
Ashley Holmes, Tia Green, Lindsay Sinclair and Donna Dauphinee were eliminated from the competition, and Yvette Lucas, who had her own cheering section complete with signs, was chosen as the wildcard selection.
The remaining 16 competitors will go on to perform two songs each at the next round of competition on April 16th, where five more will be eliminated.
The remaining competitors will then perform again April 23rd, and the seven best singers will move on to the finale on May 6th, where they will perform three songs each.
“The talent in this community is unbelievable,” said Dobek-Koinberg. “It was difficult to decide who to cut, and it’s going to be even more difficult this week.”
She said there were a few performers who stood out to her, and whom she can see easily making it to the finals.
Mountain Radio DJ Adrianna Smith, who played the role of Ryan Seacrest as host, said organizers were pleased with opening night.
“Opening night went very well, and we had a sold out show,” said Smith, adding that tickets for the next show are selling fast. “If people want tickets, they have to get them fast.”
She said organizers have made a few changes from the first night which they hope will help things run more smoothly.
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“We adjusted some of the technical issues we were having with light and sound, and we are hoping to have a few more bartenders and servers so it will run a lot smoother,” said Smith.
She added that people under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed in the Legion during the performances.
“Before, they were allowed to be there until 9 p.m., but that created some issues,” said Smith.
Tickets for the next round of competition are available from Tuesday to Friday leading up to the event, and are available for $10 each at the Blairmore Legion and Sears in Blairmore, Chris’ Restaurant in Coleman, Wildrose Confectionery in Bellevue, O’Bies in Lundbreck, and Pincher Office Products in Pincher Creek.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and performances begin at 7 p.m.
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