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UW Idol Semifinalists to Perform Friday

February 7, 2013

The 15 semifinalists for the University of Wyoming Idol competition will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Friday Night Fever, scheduled the same night, sponsors the Disney animated film “Wreck-it Ralph,” which features the voices of actors John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman. The film will be shown at 6:30, 9 and 11:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Both Friday Night Fever events are free and open to the public.

The UW Idol semifinalists are Tyler Bloom, James Chestnut, Brian Degenfelder, Kale Donnelly, Jeremy Gross, Michael Harnish, Jami Jorginsen, Claire Korpela, Erik Mitchell, Victor Pokorny, Alison Rickard, Levi Caleb Robinson, Tanya Salih, Megan Shively and Christine Tezak.

Alternates are Bri Cordova, Dyann Diercks, Cass Igo, Bethany Jones and Najim.

Each contestant will perform one song in front of a panel of three judges, which includes last year’s winner, Corey Winfield. The judges are allotted two minutes to critique each singer before providing their scores. The top five contestants at the end of the evening will move on to the final round Friday, Feb. 15. The finals event will feature a guest judge from the Puerto Rican-based a cappella group, Nota, that will perform on campus Friday, Feb. 22. Nota was the 2009 winner of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”

UW Idol finals prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, $300 for third and $100 for the audience choice. Additionally, the first-place winner will have the chance to sing with Nota during its Feb. 22 campus performance. UW students are admitted free to the Nota performance. Tickets are $24 for the public and $20 for senior citizens.

For more information about the UW Idol competition, contact Friday Night Fever at (307) 766-6340, email or visit Individuals who need assistance to attend the event should contact the Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340.

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