June 11, 2010
Heather Dore was crowned the winner of the 2010 Sunshine Coast Karaoke contest held at the Sechelt Legion, in Sechelt, BC on the Sunshine Coast.
Finalist (L-R) Laura Ingram, Heather Dore, and Krystal Duncalfe
The judges said they had a hard time choosing between the three wonderful finalists which included Krystal Duncalfe who came in 3rd place, Laura Ingram in 2nd, and Heather Dore 1st place.
For their final night before the judges Laura sang "Born To Fly" by Sara Evans; Krystal sang "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter; and Heather's winning song was her rendition of "Tainted Love" originally by Gloria Jones but made ultra famous in the 1980's by Soft Cell.
Kudos to the ladies, and contestants, it takes a lot of nerve to get up in front of an audience and perform, especially something as intimated as singing.
The judges were Jac Cawsey, Dani'svox Walton and Bob Shaw.
Judge Bob Shaw, taking a page off of American Idol's love him or hate him Simon Cowell made it clear "country music" wasn't his favourite so he took off points, but then added some bonus points back to Krystal cause she dedicated her song to Bob.
In the end, it wasn't enough for Krystal to win, but everyone had fun, and it gave local singers an opportunity to enjoy what they do and gain practice and confidence before a live audience.
Congratulations to all the participants, volunteers and supporters who came out to cheer on their favourites!
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Dave C Sayers
it was nice finally to meet you,and thanks for showing up and the pictures,there great
U da best Duane !! Great to see ya tonight hunny! Big Hugssssss The pictures are awesome!!! :)Thank you for coming out!
Great article Duane! Thanks so much for it and the photos of our beautiful contestants!! They were amazing....they should have all been first!!!! I am endlessly amazed by the fantastic talent on this coast!!!
Hi Duane......Great coverage of Karaoke Idol ,....Your pictures are awesome :) Your write up ... was bang on! Good work ......Thank you for coming & taking pictures ....You rock!! Your **OUR Duangel** :)
"Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come by and see our " big night " - the Finale of Sunshine Coast Karaoke Idol !!! It was fabulous to see you, and the pictures are lovely ! Thank you so much, Duane !!! Love how you always put in the time and effort to attend so many community events ! Hugs! xoxo"
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