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2015 Winners Named for ‘Corpus Christi IDOL,’ ‘Junior IDOL'

March 03, 2015

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Two winners have earned the titles of “Junior IDOL of Corpus Christi” and “Corpus Christi IDOL” for 2015 during  solo talent competitions held February  27-28, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center.

Seventh grader Natalie Rogers of Marvin Baker Middle School took first place in the third annual “Junior IDOL of Corpus Christi” and eighth grader Joe Anthony Perez of Ben Bolt Middle School took first place in the fifth annual “Corpus Christi IDOL” in the final rounds of the solo talent competitions. Natalie received $100 and Joe Anthony received $300 for their first place finishes.

Junior IDOL runners up were:

  • Avery White, Woodlawn Elementary School, fourth grade ($50)
  • Leah Guerra, Grant Middle School, seventh grade ($50)

Corpus Christi IDOL runners up were:

  • Kayla French, student at Texas A&M University in College Station ($100)
  • Denise Armadillo, eighth grade student at Driscoll Middle School ($100)

Twenty finalists were selected to compete in “Junior IDOL of Corpus Christi” and “Corpus Christi Idol.” All finalists received a special commemorative medal and the six winners of Jr. IDOL and Corpus Christi IDOL received a commemorative trophy and cash prize.  Both of the annual IDOL solo singing competitions are sponsored by La Palmera Mall, and the School of Arts, Media & Communication, and the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

More than $6,550 was raised for theatre scholarships and theatre programming this year.

“Corpus Christi and the entire Coastal Bend community have embraced this opportunity to experience some of the finest talent our communities have to offer,” said J. Don Luna, Professor of Theatre and Faculty Sponsor of the event. “The contest continues to grow in excitement and just gets bigger and better each year.”

To view more pictures of Jr. IDOL, click here. For more pictures of Corpus Christi IDOL, click here!