Gila Idol 2019

Pollocks | Double R Grill | Safford Bowl | Bull Pen | Morenci Club | OneAZ | Callback | Final

This year’s events are sponsored by:

Freeport McMoran | 5-Star Home Center | Trophies N Tees | Richards Music | Tyson Richins-Edward Jones

The Preliminaries

 

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Pollocks Western Outfitters
610 W 5th Avenue, Safford

6:30 p.m.

Judges

2016 Idol Winner-Brianna Morris
2018 Idol Winner-Pete McCormick
2008 Idol Winner-Adam Crohn

Performances

Open-2008 Winner-Adam Crohn
Judges Break-2017 Winner-Darryn Kamae

Contestants

(subject to change)

  1. Taylor Jones-Alternate
  2. Ashlynn Farar
  3. Cheyenne Garcia
  4. Bethany Artman-Callback
  5. Billy Perez
  6. Cameron Davis
  7. Bradlee Sanders
  8. Brenden Wahl-FINALIST
  9. Miranda Hernandez
  10. Maddy Kamae-FINALIST
  11. Carol Malovich
  12. Laura Meehl-FINALIST
  13. Maria Clark
  14. John Tucker-Callback
  15. Kristen Brune-Callback
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

Double R Grill
Mt Graham Golf Course

6:30 p.m.

Judges
2017 Winner-Darryn Kamae
2014 Winner-Olivia Jeffs
2012 Winner-Ethan McBridePerformances
2014 Winner-Olivia Jeffs
2016 Winner-Brianna Morris
Contestants

(subject to change)

  1. Kat Smith
  2. Ashley Clement – Callback
  3. Dakota Patton
  4. Issy Alder – FINALIST
  5. Stephany Robinson
  6. Hayley Bendal – FINALIST
  7. Mia Hogan
  8. Lacey Bryce – Callback
  9. Harley Weathersby – Alternate
  10. Becky Clark – Callback
  11. Emmary Noble – FINALIST
  12. Kate Long
  13. Elva Tsinnijinnie
  14. Jessica Anderson
Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Safford Bowl
410 E 4th Street
Safford, AZ
sponsored by Richards
Music

6:30 p.m.

Judges
2007 Winner-Molly DoBell
2018 Winner-Pete McCormick
2012 Winner-Ethan McBridePerformances
2007 Winner-Molly DoBell
2016 Winner-Brianna Morris
Contestants

(subject to change)

  1. Hannah Bradley
  2. Skai Wahl
  3. Shayla Smith – Callback
  4. Jordyn Lawson – FINALIST
  5. Brinley Kempton – Alternate
  6. Jessica Wayman
  7. Justin Haydock
  8. Matt Allen – FINALIST
  9. Katelyn Pugh
  10. Elizabeth Weston
  11. Hunter Chamberlin – Callback
  12. Adelina Reyes
  13. Jeremy Gonzales – Callback
  14. Cierra Meyers – FINALIST
  15. Rachel Clark – Callback
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Sara’s Bull Pen
912 w Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ

(21 and older)

6:30 p.m.

Judges

2008 Winner-Adam Crohn
2017 Winner-Darryn Kame
2018 Winner-Pete McCormick

Performances

2018 Winner-Pete McCormick
2012 Winner-Ethan McBride

Contestants

  1. Kenny Bozwell
  2. Traci Chamberlin – FINALIST
  3. Keith Moore
  4. Kellen Lambson – Callback
  5. Sterling Newton
  6. Shauna Coleman – Callback
  7. Fulton Herreras – Alternate
  8. Rachel East
  9. Christina Encina
  10. Victor Dominguez
  11. Charles Clark
  12. Angelica Ayon
  13. Sherri McCurdy – FINALIST
  14. Hannah Bradley – FINALIST
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Morenci Club
Morenci Plaza
Morenci, AZ

6:30 p.m.

Judges
2008 Winner-Adam Crohn
2018 Winner-Pete McCormick
2014 Winner-Olivia JeffsPerformancesTBD
Contestants

  1. Phyllicia Crandall
  2. Kalen Fuller – Alternate
  3. Jamie Tellez
  4. Anthony Vidales – FINALIST
  5. James Wright
  6. Rian Kumlien – Callback
  7. Paityn Mattice – FINALIST
  8. Kerry Lynn
  9. Adam Smith
  10. Cindy Cook
  11. Emily Hart – FINALIST
  12. Tiffany Stradling – Callback
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

OneAz Credit Union
280 W Main Street
Safford, AZ

6:30 p.m.

Judges
2008 Winner-Adam Crohn
2014 Winner-Olivia Jeffs
2017 Winner-Darryn KamaePerformances
2014 Winner-Olivia Jeffs
2016 Winner-Brianna Morris
Contestants

  1. Reece Jarvis – Alternate
  2. Eden McElderry
  3. Frank Adams – FINALIST
  4. Jessica Jones
  5. Ali Martinez – Callback
  6. Danielle Richards
  7. Adriano Payton
  8. Drakkar Snow
  9. Henry Guerrero – Callback
  10. Aubry Cook
  11. Leann Littleton – FINALIST
  12. Adam Smith
  13. Tyler Skinner – FINALIST
  14. Marina Coronado
Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

Callback Night
The Plank
501 S Gila Ave
Safford, AZ

6:30 p.m.

Judges

2015 Winner-Damian Larson
2008 Winner-Adam Crohn
2017 Winner-Darryn Kamae

Performances

2015 Winner-Damian Larson
Pima High School Quartets

Contestants

  1. Hunter Chamberlin
  2. Jeremy Gonzales
  3. Rachel Clark
  4. Bethany Artman
  5. John Tucker
  6. Kristine Brune
  7. Shayla Smith
  8. Kellon Lambson
  9. Henry Guerrero
  10. Becky Clark
  11. Taylor Jones
  12. Harley Weathersby

The Finale

David M Player Center for the Arts

Friday March 29th 7pm

Judges

2008 Winner-Adam Crohn
2014 Winner-Olivia Jeffs
2018 Winner- Pete McCormick

Performances

2018 Winner-Pete McCormick
2014 Winner-Olivia Jeffs
2009 Winner-Theresa Campbell
2007 Winner-Molly Dobell
2012 Winner-Ethan McBride
2016 Winner-Brianna Morris
2017 Winner-Darryn Kamae

Contestants

(not in order of performance)

Brenden Wahl
Maddy Kamae
Laura Meehl
Haley Bendal
Issy Alder
Emmary Noble
Jordyn Lawson
Cierra Meyers
Matt Allen
Traci Chamberlin
Hannah Bradley
Sherri McCurdy
Emily Hart
Anthony Vidales
Paityn Mattice
Tyler Skinner
Frank Adams
Leann Littleton
John Tucker

Registration is now closed

RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

In order to compete, you must sign a form that gives us permission to use photos and audio/video recordings of you in any way we want. This includes playing them on the radio, showing them on Valley Telecom local TV and posting online (to our web site, YouTube, etc.). And remember, the internet is forever.

What happens at the preliminaries?
Contestants at the preliminaries will sing one song of their choosing in front of the judges, other contestants and the audience.

  • Your song will be sung a cappella (without any instruments, backup music, etc.) Just you and a microphone!
  • Your song should be memorized. If you’re busy worrying about the words, you can’t concentrate on the performance.
  • Try to limit yourself to 60 – 90 seconds. One verse and a chorus should be more than enough for the judges to tell what your talents are.
  • Song choice: We strongly suggest that you choose a song with which the judges are most likely familiar.
  • Look the part: Dressing up is not required, but is appreciated. It is an excellent way to show the judges that this event was worth the effort to you! Look your best; sound your best.
  • The judges will critique your performance right after you finish. When all the contestants have sung, the judges will make a decision about who and how many will go on to the finals. Guaranteed winners every night!
  • The judges may pick any number of alternates at each preliminary. After all the preliminaries are over, you will vote for your favorite alternate right here on GilaValleyCentral.net, and the winner will also compete in the finals.

What happens at the finals?
Contestants who qualify in the preliminaries will compete in the finals, which will be held at the Safford Center for the Arts on March 29, 2019.

  • Finals contestants will sing with a backup track of their choosing.
  • There will be one practice event a few days prior to the finals so contestants can familiarize themselves with the stage and the sound system.
  • Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
  • The winners may also be invited to perform at other events sponsored by Double R Communications throughout the following year.
  • In the event that a qualifying contestant is not able to compete in the finals, an alternate from the preliminaries may be selected to fill the spot.
  • The decision of the judges is final!