Hosts Steven Zhou and Courtney Cheng are serenaded by the two winners of The First Annual South Bay Teen Idol competition and our own teen idol, Vivien Lee. Artsy Gifts reporter, Youngjoo Ahn talks about creating unique crafts for the musicians in your life. Courtney also shares insights on the long running American Idol contestants.
The Teen Idol Competition is a three-part amateur vocal competition has awarded the winners. First place went to Casey Rico who was awarded a $2,500 scholarship as the best teen vocalist in Santa Clara County. The first runner-up, Sanjana Shukla received a $1,500 scholarship and the second runner-up, Dana Culliane received a $500 scholarship. Vocalists from all backgrounds competed with auditions in January and February.
Casey landed the big prize with her Broadway best “Good Morning Baltimore” from Hairspray. Sanjana performed a riveting rendition of “I am Changing” from Dreamgirls. On the show, Casey sings “It will rain” by Bruno Mars on the show and Sanjana sings Sway by The Pussycat Dolls.
Our Express Yourself!™ chanteuse, Vivien Lee sings Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid.
Judges included actor,producer,acting coach, and best selling author, Cynthia Brian;Talent Manager for Glee Stars, Alexis Reusser; Lead Singer for Y I Yell Teen Rock Band, Gaby Symons; Director of Choral Activities at the School of Music and Dance, Dr. Jeffrey Benson; and Resident Musical Director for the Retrodome and Vice President of Guggenheim Entertainment, Stephen Guggenheim.
Then chose the Top Ten to compete in the Finals from which the three winners were ultimately decided by the audience. Check out the ten finalists-all were amazing!
The South Bay Teen Idol finals were hosted by Emmy Award winner, Scott Budman of NBC Bay Area and entertainment was by the Los Angeles teen rock group, Y I Yell.
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