Gila Idol 2022

The Preliminaries


Thursday, Jan 27, 2022
Double R Grill
Safford Golf Course

6:30 p.m.
Judges
2008 Winner Adam Crohn
2017 Winner Darryn Kamae
2018 Winner Pete McCormick

Performers
2008 Winner Adam Crohn
2016 Winner Brianna Morris

Contestants
(order subject to change)
1. Lena Clark
2. Hunter Chamberlain
3. Kienna Van Shaar
4. Timothy Fox
5. Harley Lofgreen
6. Carol Hensley
7. Lilliana Garcia
8. Taylor Thygerson
9. Terry McCabe
10. Leila Bulis
11. Rayetta Spitzer
12. Garet Morris

Thursday, Feb 3, 2022
The Venue
Main Street, Safford

6:30 p.m.
Judges
2008 Winner Adam Crohn
2014 Winner Olivia Jeffs
2012 Winner Sharon Montoya

Performers
2014 Winner Olivia Jeffs
2018 Winner Pete McCormick

Contestants


Thursday, Feb 10, 2022
Stadium Club
8th Street, Thatcher

6:30 p.m.
Judges

Contestants


Thursday, Feb 17, 2022
Morenci Club
Morenci

6:30 p.m.
Judges

Contestants


Thursday, Feb 24, 2022
OneAZ Credit Union
Main St. Safford

6:30 p.m.
Judges

Contestants


Thursday, March 3, 2022
Safford Bowl

6:30 p.m.
Judges

Contestants


Thursday, March 10, 2022
Callback Night
Chamber of Commerce

6:30 p.m.
Judges

Contestants


Gila Idol 2022 preliminaries begin January 27, 2022. Registration to compete is now open. Please read the rules and instructions below and fill out the form to compete.

    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, Valley Vision TV screens 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!
    • Judges will select 3 finalists from each preliminary to compete in the final competition.
    • One or more contestants at each preliminary will be selected to compete in the callback night. One contestant will be selected at callback night to compete in the final.
    • 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 David M. Player Center for the Arts on March 24, 2022.

    • 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!