Friday, July 2, 2010

Kellan Perron and Hollyann Beck Win 2010's International Idol Contest

Kellan Perron (center left) and Hollyann Beck (center right), division winners of the Soo Theatre's 2010 International Idol Vocal Competition, display their prizes. They are flanked on the left by Judges George Snider and Allison Miller and on the right by Sponsor Bob Arfstrom. The contest was held for four Sundays in June, with the final competition taking place on June 27.
The final competition of International Idol was held Sunday, June 27 at the Soo Theatre. The vocal competition started June 6 with 29 competitors in two age group divisions and ended with eight finalists. All of these talented performers are from the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The three finalists for the 13-and-younger division were Caitlin LeBlanc, Eva Perron, and Hollyann Beck. The finalists in the 14-and-older division were Morgan Steele, Kierstan Jacobson, and Kellan Perron.

The competition was fierce, but Hollyann Beck and Kellan Perron emerged triumphant in their respective divisions. For more details and links to photos and videos, see the 2010 International Idol Winners Page.

Thank you to our sponsors: Bob Arfstrom for providing the prize money in the 14-and-older division; Lake Street Studio for donating recording time for the winner of the 14-and-older division; Old Mission Bank for donating the savings bonds for the 13-and-younger division winners; and Jennifer Compo and All Good Soundz Entertainment for providing musical accompaniment for the contestants. Thanks also to our banner sponsors: The Back Door, Neville's Superette, Dondee Lanes, and Erickson Appliance and Furniture.

Many thanks to Mark San Angelo, who did an excellent job as MC; the competition's judges George Snider, Allison Miller, and Amy Preville; stagehand Dan Harris; sound and lights tech Taylor Brugman; and contest coordinator Dennis Brooks.

Thanks to all of the contestants for participating in this exciting competition and special congratulations to the winners!

Further information can be obtained by calling the theatre at (906) 632-1930 or visiting our website at Soo Theatre is located at 534 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Come, join, and support local talent within your community!

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