For the seventh straight year, the St. Philip Neri Italian Festival will feature an Italian Idol Contest. Qualifying auditions will be held in the Parish Center on Saturday, April 26, 2014 (between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). Please refer to the Contest Registration section found below for details.
The final round of competition will commence at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May17th during the Italian Festival. The performances will take place on the Outdoor Stage. Get seated early to cheer for your favorite contestants – it is always a suspenseful, thrilling competition. Good Luck to all of our talented competitors!!
Prizes & Divisions
|Adult Division (Age 13 & Up)||Junior Division (Ages 7 to 12)|
|1st Prize: $200 and Trophy||1st Prize: $100 and Trophy|
|2nd Prize: $150 and Trophy||2nd Prize: $75 and Trophy|
|3rd Prize: $100 and Trophy||3rd Prize: $50 and Trophy|
To take part in the competition, participants must register for the Italian Idol contest prior to the qualifying auditions. Auditions will take place in the Parish Center on Saturday, April 26, 2014 (between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). After registering, all applicants will be notified by phone as to when they should appear for their audition.
Registration for the Italian Idol contest may be completed in one of two ways.
- Please return the Registration Form provided in the following link to the Parish Office.
- Please fill out the Online Form that may be found at the following link.
The information noted below is from the Italian Festival held during 2013. Information for 2014′s festival will be published as soon as it becomes available.
As always, the contest will be judged by seasoned professionals that come from the world of entertainment. Each individual is eminently qualified for the job of choosing the acts with the best potential. It’s a daunting task, given the level of competition. The 2013 judges are:
Chuck Boozer of WRHI AM/FM: Master of Ceremonies
More than 30 years of experience in radio and TV, in major markets
Spokesman for many area businesses and charities
Roger Cullis of Cullis Entertainment
Founder of Cullis Entertainment; Music and TV Producer;
Grammy-voting member of NARAS; Three-time winner of Charlotte Music Award
For additional information, please visit: www.cullisentertainment.com
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Joe Davis of the Joe Davis Band
Lead guitarist and vocalist of the Joe Davis Band;
Two-time winner of Charlotte Music Award
For additional information, please visit:
The Italian Idol Contest is made possible by many volunteers, for which we are extremely grateful. Special thanks are extended to the following individuals:
Chairperson: Roberta Whitaker
Auditions: Jennifer Miranda & Laura Faith Fortner
Directors: Melissa Inzerillo & Jennifer Miranda
Program: Jayne Adams
Sound Volunteers: Thanks to them as well!
Contact: Roberta Whitaker | 803.370.0600 | firstname.lastname@example.org