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22 Contestants & A Packed House at the Willew Halloween Michigan Idol Show

October 30, 2011       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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It was the Michigan Idol Show, Halloween Theme week. And a grand show it was!

With a whopping twenty-two contestants signed up for the Halloween themed night. Host Josh Sharrow, said, "I was overwhelmed with the response we had from contestants. And all the costumes just added in to all the fun!"

Idol Judge, Dani Vitany, said, "Lots of incredible talent this season! I've grown to really enjoy seeing all these awesome people every Wednesday!"

Idol Judge, Diane Szczepanski, said, "It was GREAT seeing so many people come out and I enjoyed the singing. Some of the competitors are really, really talented."

Guest Judge for the Halloween Special was David Schmidt a businessman, aspiring filmmaker and writer, who plays several instruments including guitar, cello and has extensive knowledge of a wide range of different styles of music.

Schmidt said, "Being a guest judge was very enjoyable. It really requires careful evaluation of the competition and there was a lot of good talent there to consider."

Contestants need 5 weeks under their belt out of the 10 week segment to be eligible to win a the Grand Prize of a 2011 Yamaha Bravo 250 Snowmobile courtesy of Stevens' Cycle Sales, Inc. in Bay City. (A $4500 Value)

Next week will be the 5th week of the competition, so come on out, no entry fee required! Warms at 7pm Contest starts promptly at 8pm.

Chuck Kirkbride

Kris Pride

Luanne Sabourin



Michelle H.

Sherrell Williams

Tim H.

Jesse Fisher

Morgan Hawkins

Ashley Carpenter

Paige Hawkins

Raelyn Hawkins

Jada Archer

Trishe Pergande

Adam Simmons

Amy Bass

Joey Atchinson

Dave Summer


Tim Bruski

One Nerd Nation

Just click the play button below to listen to audio clips of all contestants.

(Above) Many enjoyed and took advantage of The Halloween Themed Michigan Idol Show 2011

(Above) Dani Vitany dresses up as and performs Lady Gaga

(Above) Your Michigan Idol Judges L/R, Dani Vitany, Hairball John, Diane Szczepanski, and David Schmidt

(Above) Adolph Borrego and Deb Vitany smile for cameras

(Above) Tim Bruski ends the night's competition with the last performance which had the crowd engaged, good for a '10' in crowd reaction

(Above) Amie Hildner and Amy Hannah dress for the night's Halloween theme

(Above) Dressed to duplicate the Musical Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog. Sean Connelly as Captain Hammer and Jesse Fisher as Dr. Horrible

(Above) Tweety seemed to hold the same expression all night, well almost

Join in on all the fun, but come early for a seat and enjoy dinner as well, next Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

(Above) Before the contestants leave the floor they listen to the judges comments of their performance who also suggest helpful hints to improve their performance for what it takes to make it to the winners circle

(Above) Winners of the Best Costume - Last Choice Country's Shawn Doyle & Josh Sharrow, Show Host

(Above) Vitany performs with her band Vengeance after the night's competition. Band members include, Vitany at vocals, Adolph Borrego on rhythm guitar, Pat Cherry on drums, Terry Casper on bass and Matt Hyatt on lead guitar.

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