Students seek stardom through ‘Cabrini Idol’

By Jana Fagotti
March 20, 2003

Step back, Kelly Clarkson, here comes Cabrini Idol. On Friday, March 21, the Residence Hall Association, in collaboration with 89.1 FM, The Burn, will present Cabrini Idol. The competition presents the talents of Cabrini students as they sing their way through one preliminary round, held at 4 p.m. in the Widener Center Lecture Hall, and three rounds of competition, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Widener Center Food Court, before the audience selects who will be the first Cabrini Idol.

Based on the FOX hit American Idol, Cabrini Idol is guaranteed to be “a stress-free and enjoyable activity for students and their families,” said Robin Cook, a freshman RHA representative of Xavier Hall.

Official Cabrini Idol sign-ups were held on Monday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 18, in the fourth-floor lounge of the New Residence Hall. There, interested students were given an outline of the night’s events as well as a list of rules and regulations for the competition.

On Friday, 15 competitors will perform up to one-minute of a song of their choice that they feel best demonstrates their vocal ability in a preliminary round. Eliminations will take place and the remaining contests will advance to the 8 p.m. competition.

RHA President, Kevin Quaglia, RHA assembly member and House Two representative, Shannon Carroll, and RHA assembly member and Woodcrest representative, Jacquelyn Flick, will host Cabrini Idol. Contestants will be singing a different song in each round complete with musical accompaniment.

Andrea Manieri, Class of ’01 and dance team co-coach, and Dr. Jolyon Girard, history and political science professor will judge rounds one and two of the Cabrini Idol competition, complete with judges commentary after each performance. The third judge will be announced the night of the competition. The judges’ scores for each competitor will determine if they are eliminated or continue on in the competition. The audience will vote on the performance of each contestant in the final round and the first Cabrini Idol will be determined.

“This is not a popularity contest. You can see that by the wide variety of competitors. It’s all in good fun,” said Carroll.

The Cabrini Idol competition is open to all Cabrini College students, staff, faculty and administration and their families. Admission is free but, student I.D. is required.

Joneeta Byrd
Colleen Bowman
Maria Chambers
Jennifer Culligan
T.J. Dougherty
Alexis Figueras
Marian Gibfried
Mary Hazel

Catharine Hernson
Kharisma McIlwaine
Megan Mirzoeff
KellAnn Mulhern
Megan Ondik
Christine Remley
Jeff Sy

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