If it’s summer in Keene, then it’s time for the Keene Karaoke IDOL! Amateur
Competition, benefiting AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region (ASMR).

The age limit has been dropped to 15 in order to provide a performance
opportunity for younger singers. For the purposes of this event, “amateur”
is defined as a person who engages in performing karaoke as a hobby rather
than as a sole profession.

Auditions will be held in the Colorado Pub at the Best Western Sovereign
Hotel, Winchester Street in Keene, NH on Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, June
15 at 7p. Pre-registration is urged, but will be accepted at the door
beginning at 6:00p. Payment of non-refundable $40 registration fee
guarantees one chance to audition and can be paid with VISA or Master Card
by calling 603-357-6855. Contestants may audition on both nights, with the
higher score counting toward finalist consideration, and bring their own

Pre-registered contestants will audition first. Contestant pool will be
narrowed to 25 finalists who will advance to the elimination rounds.
Notification of finalists will occur by noon on June 16. The event runs for
four consecutive weeks: July 9, 16, 23 and finale on June 30. Contestants
must be able to participate in each week of competition if successful.

DJ Jay Hosmer of Karaoke Idol USA will spin tunes for Idol auditions and
event. Judges Ted McGreer, Steve Pro and Shana Stack return, joined each
week by a Mystery Judge from the audience. Audience members vote at each
elimination round to choose the $250 Audience Favorite Award. Grand prize
$1000, second prize $750, third prize $500.

Jared Goodell will serve as Emcee. IDOL website provided by David Teubner,
owenr of Keene Online. Visit for details.

Contact AIDS Services for more information about sponsorship opportunities
at AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region
is funded, in part, by The City of Keene and Monadnock United Way.

Susan MacNeil, Executive Director
AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region
The Cleve Jones Wellness House
POB 396, 16 High Street
Gilsum, NH 03448