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McGee wins Karaoke Idol

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bernie McGee (center) won the American Legion Post 2 Karaoke Idol contest recently. He is flanked by Laura Lessman and Abby Brown, who placed second and third respectively. Courtesy Photo
Bernie McGee's vocal talents earned him $500 during the weekend.

McGee was the first-place finisher in the American Legion Post 2 Karaoke Idol.

By winning the contest, McGee received $500 from American Legion Post 2 Trustee Ray Johnson.

Coming in second was Laura Lessman while Abby Brown placed third.

Johnson also presented Lessman with a check for $300 while Brown received earnings of $200.

A total of 14 contestants reached the finals. In addition to McGee, Lessman and Brown, Hope Crosbie, Marci Wright, Cindy Boswell, Jordin White, Robert Trimble, Adriele Hoopingarner, Jennifer Gasway, Crystal Aker, Cynthia Capps, Sam Glover and Jaimie Jones advanced to the final round of competition.

Approximately 140 singers competed in the event.

The contest was set up during four weekends (May 29, June 5, June 12 and June 19). Professional singers and lip-syncing were not allowed in the competition and all participants had to be 21 or older in order to take part.

Ugly Knees Karaoke provided the sound system for the event. Contestants were judged on their appearance, voice quality and entertainment value.

Judges for the competition included John Hubble, Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Jenna Lalen, Scott Brown and Paige Hunter.

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Way to go Bernie!

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 1:35 PM

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