PRIDE IDOL - Houstons premiere singing competition - returns for a 4th year of amazing singers and surprises.
The TOP 6 perform duets!
• ALFIN NADJIB & AIKE JAMAL - Lately, Stevie Wonder
• NINA LOMBARDO & BRITTNI JACKSON - Leave the Pieces, The Wreckers
• FREDDY CAULEY & LAZ ESTRADA - Does He Love You, Reba McEntire & Linda Davis
NEXT COMPETITION: June 17, the top 5 each perform 2 songs from 10 musical ICONS!
• Hosting is the one & only TYE BLUE!
Text-message voting - sponsored by the amazing 104.1 FM KRBE - returns this year and counts for 25-percent of the final tally. Judges scores count for 75-percent.
This years host bar is METEOR, which offers both the contestants and the crowd a superior Pride Idol experience. The competition will be visible on Meteors eight video screens, and singers will have access to a first-rate playback system.
10 p.m. June 17 (semifinals) and 24 (finale)
Pride Idol prizes include:
• Recording time at Grammy-winning Urbana Studios
• $500 cash and a platinum VIP card courtesy of Charles Armstrong Investments
• Cruise provided by gayislander.com
• Cash prize provided by Pride Idol
• Performance at Houston Pride Festival
• Entry in Houston Pride Parade
• Performance w/Gay Mens Chorus during Astros game at Minute Maid Park
• National Anthem performance at Sam Houston Race Park
• Prize to-be-provided by Charles Armstrong Investments
Returning as judges this year are Joey Guerra, who also assumes the role of Pride Idol director; and Ernie Manouse, Emmy-winning PBS host/producer and vice-president of the Houston Pride Committee. New to the judging table is Miss Money, an accomplished singer/rapper/producer from Houston. Her online show can be heard at radio713.com.