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The Woodlands Idol

The Woodlands Idol
Competition Has Wrapped!

A total of 90 contestants competed and everyone was allowed to vote in what comprised the 8th Annual, and final The Woodlands Idol competition in search of the area's best singing talent!

Woodlands Idol Contest

The Woodlands Idol competition started up again September 19, 2014 beginning with three Preliminaries, held September 19 and October 3 and 17, 2014 at Crescent Moon Wine Bar. Each preliminary event was open to the first 30 paid contestants ($15 each at the door, $10 each in advance). Each contestant had the opportunity to present the first three minutes of their selected song. At each preliminary, there were nine judges' picks and one people's choice winner. At the Finals, prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

 

The top nine winners and a people's choice winner from each Preliminary round advanced to the Semi-finals. The top nine winners and a people's choice from the Semi-finals advanced to the Finals! Hundreds of fans brought their friends to cheer on their favorites for a chance to win fantastic prizes and the title of The Woodlands Idol!

Rounding out that year's schedule of events was Semi-finals, taking place at an incredibly exciting location - the Crighton Theatre in Conroe, on November 7, and returning to the event's roots, Finals were held at Papa's Ice House in Spring on November 14.

 

Each year there were three preliminary competitions, which were always free to attend. But audience members were always encouraged to arrive early - these popular events brought in standing-room only crowds! At the Semi-Finals and Finals, a limited number of tickets were available for only $10 each when purchased in advance; and they could be purchased at each of the three Preliminary events, at the door for the Semi-Finals and Finals, for $15. Participants were able register in advance online, or fill out the registration form on-site at the preliminary event which they attended, along with payment of the contestant entry fee. Contestants were urged to choose songs from a long list of songs, but may bring their own CD if their song choice wasn't on the list. The contestant entry fee is only $10 is advance, and $15 the night of the preliminary when registering in person, but the prizes were far greater!

 

For the full contest rules and regulations, see the Official Woodlands Idol Website.

Though the full prize packages included numerous items and services from local area businesses, the cash portion of the prize packages for the 8th Annual The Woodlands Idol competition this year were: 1st Place - $1,500, 2nd Place - $750, and 3rd Place, $500. Here's a snapshot of what those fantastic prize packages included in 2014:

 

woodlands idol first place winner prizesFor the 2014 Finals, 1st Place won $1500, an on-air performance on Sunny 99.1 with host Dana Tyson, a performance at GenuWine Tasting Room in Magnolia with dinner for two plus one bottle of champagne, a three-song performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion before the Houston Symphony's Holly Jolly Jingle in December 2014, a $100 dining certificate from Kirby's Steakhouse, a $250 certificate for a Two Hour Styling Session from StylePoint LLC, plus a $50 certificate for a 30 Minute Consultation Session from StylePoint LLC, and a one-hour full Swedish massage provided by Prosperity Living.

 

In addition to the prizes already listed for the first place winner, there was also $100 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners that year to perform together at Crescent Moon Wine Bar in Spring, a $100 gift certificate from Derrick Bryant Photography for all three, and One Hour Vocal Series (four, One Hour Sessions Valued at $400) with Theresa Yow, Vocal Coach for all three. For an idea as to what second and third place won, here's the 2013 prize packs:

 

woodlands idol second place winner prizesIn 2013, the 2nd Place winner received $500, a performance at Crescent Moon Wine Bar in Spring along with dinner for two and a bottle of house wine, a $50 gift certificate from Outback Western Wear, a $50 Gift Card from Langford Market at Market Street, a 55 minute massage from Elements Therapeutic Massage, a one month membership and drawstring bag from Title Boxing Club, a gift certificate for Derrick Bryant Photography, and a One-Hour Vocal Series (4 One Hour Sessions valued at $400) with Theresa Yow, Vocal Coach.

 

woodlands idol third place winner prizesAlso in 2013, the 3rd Place winner received $250, a performance at Crescent Moon Wine Bar in Spring along with dinner for two and a bottle of house wine, a $50 gift certificate from Outback Western Wear, a $50 Gift Card from Langford Market at Market Street, 55 minute massage from Elements Therapeutic Massage, one month membership and drawstring bag from Title Boxing Club, a gift certificate for Derrick Bryant Photography, and a One-Hour Vocal Series (4 One Hour Sessions valued at $400) with Theresa Yow, Vocal Coach.

 

Additionally, at the 8th Annual The Woodlands Idol Competition, event underwriting sponsor Planet Lincoln gave all 10 of the semi-finalists a free 48-hour, weekend use of a brand new Lincoln MKZ, along with a $100 Visa gift card!

The 8th Annual Woodlands Idol is Zachary Jones!!

2nd Place is Samy Jo; 3rd Place is Victor Suarez!!
See Finals Photos Here

1st Preliminary Winners
(Crescent Moon Wine Bar)
Round 1 Photos

#08 - Zachary Jones,
  (7th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#09 - Mathew Weeks
#10 - Michelle Clay
  (5th Annual Semi-Finalist)
#12 - Jessica Tucker
#14 - Samantha Cearley
#15 - Young Jordan
#17 - Ryan Cope
  (5th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#18 - Jennifer Martin
  (4th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#19 - Daryl Bullinger,
  (6th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#05 - Jordan Burmeister, People's Choice Winner
  (7th Annual Semi-Finalist)

2nd Preliminary Winners
(Crescent Moon Wine Bar)
Round 2 Photos

#06 - Samy Jo,
  (7th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#07 - Kelli McCarthy
#11 - Shelly Ray Owen
#12 - Nelissa Dixon
#14 - Al Acosta
#15 - Terri Blake
  (7th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#17 - James Oddo
#19 - Nicholas Turk
  (7th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#21 - Sierra Gant
#03 - Heather Emola,
People's Choice Winner

3rd Preliminary Winners
(Crescent Moon Wine Bar)
Round 3 Photos

#02 Alexandria Salinas
#13 Nathania Reid
#14 Tiffany Nicole Taylor
#15 Victor Suarez
#16 Shanna Roark
 (7th Annual Semi-Finalist)
#18 Melissa Sterling
 (7th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#19 Paul Sarver
  (6th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#20 Lindsay Allen
  (7th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#26 Kaitlyn Reilly
#04 - Allie Johnson,
People's Choice Winner

Semi-Finalists
(Crighton Theatre)
Semifinals Photos

#04 - Samy Jo,
  (7th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#10 - Victor Suarez
#12 - Alexandria Salinas
#13 - Zachary Jones,
  (7th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#14 - Nelissa Dixon
#17 - Samantha Cearley
#21 - Kaitlyn Reilly
#26 - Daryl Bullinger,
  (6th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#28 - Nathania Reid
#03 - Allie Johnson,
People's Choice Winner

The 7th Annual Woodlands Idol is Aaron Del Bosque

2nd Place is Simply Dion; 3rd Place is Zachary Jones!!
1st Preliminary Winners
(Crescent Moon Wine Bar)
Round 1 Photos

#01 - Mathew Moore
#05 - Joseph Cross
  (4th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#06 - Jim Tillmans
  (6th Annual Prelim. Winner,
  5th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#09 - Shanna Roark
#10 - Jeremy Charles
#11 - Samantha (Samy Jo) Crow
#15 - Zachary Jones
  6th Annual 2nd Place Winner)
#17 - Diana Majewski
#20 - Malori Elsner
  (4th, 3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#14 - Alexandra Jackson, People's Choice Winner

2nd Preliminary Winners
(Crabby Daddy Seafood)
Round 2 Photos

#01 - Chelsea Rollins
#10 - Jordan Burmeister
  (6th Annual Semi-Finalist)
#14 - Ashley Smith
#15 - Sha Foy
#16 - Lovette Ellerbe
#18 - Nicholas Turk
#26 - Aaron Del Bosque
  (6th Annual Prelim. Winner,
  5th Annual Semi-Finalist)
#28 - Daryl Bullinger
  (6th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#29 - Gina Wagner
#04 - Scott Baker,
People's Choice Winner

3rd Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)
Round 3 Photos

#03 - Simply Dion
  (5th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#10 - Lindsay Allen
#12 - Rex Johnson
  (5th Annual Semi-Finalist)
#15 - Terri Blake
#17 - Louie Cruze
#11 - Melissa Sterling
#20 - Kathryn Rodriguez
#22 - Sarah Brindley
#30 - Mary Goldknopf
  (6th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#08 - Ashley Conlon, People's Choice Winner

Semi-Finalists
(Papa's Ice House)
Semifinals Photos

#04 - Shanna Roark
#07 - Zachary Jones
#10 - Aaron Del Bosque
#11 - Chelsea Rollins
#13 - Jordan Burmeister
#18 - Kathryn Rodriguez
#21 - Mary Goldknopf
#29 - Simply Dion
#30 - Louie Cruze
#01 - Matthew Moore, People’s Choice Winner

The 6th Annual Woodlands Idol is Jon Sheptock
2nd Place is a tie: Morgan McKay and Zachary Jones; 3rd Place is Daryl Bullinger!!
See photos of the 6th Annual The Woodlands Idol Competition.
1st Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)

#02 - Rebecca Adams
#05 - Bryan Kennedy
#06 - Carly Winsman
#08 - Timothy Blair
#13 - Jon Sheptock
#14 - Lacey Prieto
  (5th, 4th, 3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#15 - Frankie Pizano
  (4th Annual Woodlands Idol)
#16 - Bridgette Crabtree
#17 - Jim Tillmans
  (5th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#01 - Tara Leigh, People's Choice Winner
  (4th Annual Prelim. Winner)

2nd Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)

#02 - Jake Muck
  (5th Annual Semi-finalist)
#04 - Jessi Cowart
#05 - Morgan McKay
#07 - Heather Wiley
#09 - Paul Sarver
#10 - Jay Kirsch
  (3rd Annual Semi-finalist)
#11 - Daryl Bullinger
#15 - Myi Watson
#16 - Marie Miller
#01 - Karen Gathman, People's Choice Winner

3rd Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)

#01 - Jordan Burmeister
#02 - Syndni Doughtie
#03 - Zachary Jones
#05 - Cale Reneau
  (4th Annual Prelim. Winner)
#09 - Bridgette Cooper
#10 - Niki Uzell
#22 - Aaron Del Bosque
  (5th Annual Semi-finalist)
#28 - Debbie T.
#29 - Mary Goldknopf
#12 - Cherrie Boston, People's Choice Winner

Semi-Finalists
(Papa's Ice House)

#04 - Morgan McKay
#09 - Timothy Blair
#11 - Jon Sheptock
#12 - Heather Wiley
#16 - Jake Muck
#22 - Niki Uzell
#27 - Zachary Jones
#29 - Jordan Burmeister
#30 - Daryl Bullinger
#18 - Jessi Cowart, People's Choice Winner

The 5th Annual Woodlands Idol is Julia Cole
2nd Place is Lisa Reid and 3rd Place is Jim Tillmans!!
See a video for the 5th Annual The Woodlands Idol Competition
1st Preliminary Winners
(Crescent Moon Wine Bar)

#03 - Ken Clemens
  (4th, 3rd Annual Semi-finalist)
#04 - Bryan Fortine
#05 - Michelle Clay
#07 - Cobi Fortine
  (4th Annual 3rd Place Winner)
#10 - Brenda Guy
#19 - Mandy Sabesta
#20 - Michael Mercadante
#21 - Jeremy Schwanke
#23 - Shawn George
#06 - Kelsey Forrest, People's Choice Winner

2nd Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)

#07 - Rex Johnson
#08 - Lacey Prieto
  (4th, 3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#09 - Mary Katherine Rogers
#10 - Samantha Carmena
#12 - Julia Cole
#15 - Bradley Jackson
  (4th Annual Prelim. Winner,
  3rd Annual Semi-Finalist)
#19 - Dana Kelly
  (4th Annual Semi-finalist)
#21 - Ryan Cope
  (3rd Annual Semi-finalist)
#29 - Jennifer Eyler
#06 - Laurel Robinson, People's Choice Winner
  (4th Annual Prelim. People's Choice Winner)

3rd Preliminary Winners
(Dosey Doe)

#02 - Kristen Del Bosque
#03 - John Ryan Del Bosque
#04 - Aaron Del Bosque
#05 - Mary Allen-Keating
#08 - Jim Tillmans
#12 - Jake Muck
#18 - Victor Harris
#21 - Lisa Reid
#23 - Simply Dion
#01 - Tami Spaulding, People's Choice Winner

Semi-Finalists
(Papa's Ice House)

#05 - Julia Cole
#07 - Jeremy Schwanke
#09 - Rex Johnson
#12 - Jim Tillmans
#13 - Jake Muck
#17 - Lisa Reid
#19 - Michael Mercadante
#20 - Victor Harris
#28 - Aaron Del Bosque
#22 - Michelle Clay, People's Choice Winner

The 4th Annual Woodlands Idol is Frankie Pizano
2nd Place is Gina Wagner and 3rd Place is Cobi Fortine!!
1st Preliminary Winners
(Buffalo Wild Wings)

#01 - Cobi Fortine
#02 - Garrett Maddox
  (3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#03 - Bailey Harris
#05 - Lisa Michelle Lindeberg
#10 - Lacey Prieto
  (3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#11 - Michael Lindsey
#13 - Rachel Rajhai
#15 - Lisa Novark
#16 - Ariel Henstrom
#06 - Ashley Figeroa, People's Choice Winner

2nd Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)

#05 - Tara Leigh
#07 - Angela Cross
#09 - Nikki Boy
  (3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#11 - Joseph Cross
#12 - Cale Reneau
#15 - Bradley Jackson
#22 - Dana Kelly
#24 - Frankie Pizano
#28 - Lauren English
#04 - Laurel Robinson, People' Choice Winner

3rd Preliminary Winners
(Dosey Doe)

#01 - Gina Wagner
#06 - Josh Brogdon
#09 - Stefon Copeland
#10 - Sophia Chavez
#13 - Jennifer Martin
#14 - Malori Evans
  (3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#17 - Ken Clemens
#18 - Adrienne Arnaez
  (3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#19 - Steve Shirley
#23 - Tim Blair
#03 - Randall Selby, People's Choice Winner

Semi-Finalists
(Papa's Ice House)

#06 - Frankie Pizano
  (3rd Annual Prelim. Winner)
#08 - Cobi Fortine
#11 - Stefon Copeland
#12 - Gina Wagner
#18 - Josh Brogdon
#19 - Lisa Michelle Lindeberg
#23 - Ken Clemens
  (3rd Annual Semi-finalist)
#29 - Lisa Novark
#30 - Bradley Jackson
  (3rd Annual Semi-finalist)
#26 - Dana Kelly, People's Choice Winner

The 3rd Annual Woodlands Idol is Robert Bell
2nd Place is Robyn Mundy, and 3rd Place is Ashley Bryan!!
1st Preliminary Winners
(Crescent Moon Wine Bar)

#01 - Damon Hendrix
#10 - Barbara Hendrix
#11 - Kelley Peters
#12 - Lisa Lindeberg
#15 - Lacey Prieto
#16 - Malori Evans
#19 - Frankie Pizano
#20 - Mathew Cole
#23 - Matt Collins
#05 - Ryan McKnight, People's Choice Winner

2nd Preliminary Winners
(Papa's Ice House)

#03 - Scott Weinschenk
#05 - Garrett Maddox
#10 - Ken Clemens
#14 - Bradley Jackson
#15 - Ryan Cope
#16 - Michael Donnell
#19 - Braedi Craig
#21 - Christian Clemens
#26 - Cathy Rodriguez
#09 - Brittani Collins, People's Choice Winner

3rd Preliminary Winners
(Dosey Doe)

#11 - Sady Gonberg
#13 - Ashley Bryan
#16 - Rachel Trevino
#18 - Randi Garza
#21 - Nikki Boy
#26 - Adrienne Arnaez
#27 - Robyn Munday
#29 - Robert Bell
#30 - Jimmy Dell
#14 - Jay Kirsch &
  #24 Tom Collins (Tie),
  People's Choice Winner

Semi-Finalists
(Papa's Ice House)

Adrienne Arnaez
Ashley Bryan
Bradley Jackson
Jay Kirsch
Kelley Peters
Ken Clemens
Michael Donnell
Robert Bell
Robyn Munday
Ryan Cope

The 2nd Annual Woodlands Idol is Marlies Fitch Ledbetter
The 1st Woodlands Idol is Kalli Roan

As of 2015, The Woodlands Idol Competition no longer takes place. Instead, a similar competition administred by Donna Wick, PR, called Texas Star! has taken its place. We here at WoodlandsEvents.com wish future Texas Star winners all the best!

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