ASMR - CALL FOR YOUTH AND ADULT AUDITIONS for Keene Karaoke IDOL

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). 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. Contestants
need not be residents of Keene to participate.

Adults ages 15+ audition on Friday, June 10 and Friday, June 17 at McCue’s,
Emerald Street, Keene. Pre-registration urged; register on-site 6:00p;
auditions 7-9p. Payment of non-refundable $40 registration fee guarantees
one chance to audition and can be paid with VISA/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 music.

New this year is a Youth component to IDOL. Youth ages 7-14 audition
Saturday, June 18 at Heberdon Hall, Winter Street, Keene (next to the Keene
public library.) Pre-registration urged; register on-site 12:30p; auditions
1-4p. Payment of non-refundable $25 registration fee guarantees one chance
to audition and can be paid with VISA/Master Card by calling 603-357-6855.
It is recommended that youth contestants bring their own CD.

Pre-registered contestants will audition first. Adult contestants will be
narrowed to 25 finalists who will advance to the elimination rounds. Youth
contestants will be narrowed to 8 finalists who will advance to the
elimination rounds. Notification of adult and youth finalists will occur no
later than June 20.

The event is scheduled over five consecutive weeks: July 8, 15, 22, 29 and
finale on August 5. Adults compete each week. Youth compete in weeks 3, 4
and 5 only. Contestants must be able to participate in each week of
competition as required.

DJ Aime Theroux; Judges Ted McGreer, Steve Pro and Jen Bond joined each
week by a Mystery Judge from the audience. Grand prize $1000, second prize
$750, third prize $500. Audience members vote at each adult elimination
round to determine the $250 Audience Favorite Award. Judges choose youth
finalists, but audience members choose youth grand prize winner.

Gary Gagnon serves as Emcee. IDOL website provided by David Teubner, owner
of Keene Online. Visit www.keeneonline.com/idol for details. Sponsors
include Charlesworks, HKS Bruce Murphy, Murphy’s Auto Body, Ted’s Shoe and
Sport, Steve Pro Land Development Services, Clark Mortenson Insurance
Agency, Engrave It, Health Coach USA, Days Inn, Target and Keene Sentinel.

Contact AIDS Services for more information about sponsorship opportunities
at susan.macneil@asmronline.org.
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
Live Free and Equal
POB 396, 16 High Street
Gilsum, NH 03448
ph: (603) 357-6855
fax: (603) 358-5091
www.asmronline.org
Supported in part by the City of Keene and Monadnock United Way.

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