Davis High Idol finalists set to perform

By From page A9 | January 28, 2014

The top 10 contestants for the Advanced Treble Choir Idol competition — selected in preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday — are set to compete for the title of Davis High Idol.

This year’s judges say Davis High Idol shows especially promising talent with Kelly Ragsdale, Mandy Chen, Emily Knighton, Elena Neale-Sacks, Dustin Choi, Jamie Kingsley, Miranda Alvarez, Navya Chauhan, Yoojin Shin and Carlo Araneda advancing to the finals. An all-senior cast, these 10 performers will battle it off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS.
An annual event, Idol acts as a major fundraiser for ATC’s trip to New York City over spring break in March. Split into three nights, the competition began with 18 contestants — nine contestants performing each night. Five of the DHS students from each round moved on to the final; out of those five, one was chosen through People’s Choice, and the other four were selected by the judges.
The winner, chosen by the judges, will receive $200 while the runner-up, chosen by the audience, will receive $50.
People’s Choice finalists are Knighton and Chauhan. Knighton anticipates the night, and finds the whole performing experience very enjoyable.
“I decided to participate because Davis Idol is very different from anything I’ve ever done, and making it to the final is a wonderful surprise,” Knighton said.
The final will also features performances by local rock and country band Red Union Blue, which consists of Trena Thompson, Chris Lee, Rich Desideri, Tim Olson and Gene Guerere.
Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance, see an ATC member for information.

Krystal Lau

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