Ohio Idol

Did you know there's a statewide singing competition similar to American Idol, that awards a $10,000 cash prize, a statewide singing tour AND a recording contract?

Hopefully you answered "yes" but, if you didn't...it's called OHIO IDOL!

I knew about it last year, in it's inaugural year, because my little sister auditioned and made it to the second round (Top 100)! This is the second year for the talent competition and I participated not as a contestant but a judge!

About two weeks ago, I spent the day at GrooveU, a music school here in Columbus. That day, I listened to about 100 people sing their hearts out for a shot in the Ohio Idol Top 100. We let about 50 or so individuals through and it was NOT an easy job. I am however looking forward to doing it again in another two weeks.

I was asked back to judge the second round! The Top 100 people from the Lakewood, Columbus and Kettering auditions will convene on June 29 and vie for a spot in the Top 50! The Top 50 will then perform at Columbus' Red, White & Boom celebration where a Top 10 will be chosen.

The Top 10 will sing at the Ohio State Fair later this summer...and the overall winner will be announced! That person wins $10,000 cash and a recording contract! That individual and the remaining Top 10, will have the opportunity to travel the state on "tour" at various events!

It's a pretty cool thing we have here in Ohio and I see it just getting bigger each year. It's all ready grown in the turn out compared to last year. Here are a few photos from the Columbus Ohio Idol auditions...

'Tis The Season

'Tis pageant season that is!

Can't believe another Miss Ohio week is coming up! In just two weeks, 24 young women from all over the state will compete to become Miss Ohio 2013! Wohoo!

The program is trying something new this year with a people's choice contest!

For a $1 donation, you can cast your vote for one of these ladies to have a spot in the Top 11 and maybe become the next Miss Ohio!

Be sure to check out the following links to stay updated on different Miss Ohio happenings! 

Miss Ohio Facebook Page

Graham Automall People's Choice Voting

Elissa McCracken Facebook Page

Miss Ohio 2012 Twitter

I plan to attend at least one night of Miss Ohio again this year...such is the life with a one year old!

Blessings to you.