Gila Idol 2024

The Preliminaries



Thursday, February 1, 2024
Chamber of Commerce
6:30 pm

Check the Results
Judges
2016 Winner Bri Morris
2018 Winner Pete McCormick
2008 Winner Adam Crohn

Performers
2016 Winner Bri Morris
Contestants
(subject to change)
Isabella Schnebly
Jace Chlarson
Kamae Nelson
Kristen Brune
Jenny Barentine
Marie Nicholson
Kaleb Franco
Ski Wahl
Sydney Haynie
Henry Guerrero
Brittany Liston
Amira Alvarado
Camden Bryce



February 8, 2024
The Venue
430 W Main St, Safford
6:30 pm

Check the Results
Judges
2023 Winner Zaylie Windsor
2011 Winner Sharon Montoya
2008 Winner Adam Crohn

Performers
2023 Winner Zaylie Windsor
Thatcher HS Quintets

Contestants
(subject to change)
Jake Richardson
Ayla Finch
Tonya Collins
Shane Beals
Elayne Hanchett
Andi George
Bobbi Callison
Anne Bigler
Jessica Brauer
Afton Anavitate
Sam Colwell
McKay Griffen
Samual Meeks
Sierra Mullins


February 15, 2024
Double R Grill
Safford Golf Course

6:30 pm

Check the Results
Judges
2017 Winner Darryn Kamae
Vocal Coach-Cindy Anaya
2008 Winner Adam Crohn


Performers
Cindy Anaya
2018 Winner Pete McCormick

Contestants
(subject to change)
Brenden Wahl
Blair Renfro
Maria Clark
Lindsay Goodman
James Haynes
Brianna Richins
Kristin Brune
Claire Cox
Allen Hernandez
Zoey Brown
Peter Stamp
Milo Raley
Brooke Curley
Arden Witriol
Kay Ekvall


February 22, 2024
Morenci Club
Morenci

6:30 pm
Judges
2009 Winner Theresa Campbell
2014 Winner Olivia Jeffs
2023 Winner Zaylie Windsor

Performers
2009 Winner Theresa Campbell
2014 Winner Olivia Jeffs
Contestants
(subject to change)
Kalen Reyes
Becky Clark
David McFate
Elana Moore
Hunter Chamberlain
Marlee Redford
Bella Campbell
Cheyenne Clark
Brittany Liston
Mia Shaw
Jessica Harris
Blanca Macario
Maria Selby
Kristen Brune

February 29, 2024
Manor 415
415 E US Hwy 70, Safford

6:30 pm
Judges
2008 Winner Adam Crohn
2016 Winner Bri Morris
2023 Winner Zaylie Windsor

Performers
THS director of vocal music-Tracy Brown
THS Quintets

Contestants
(subject to change)
Charles Clark
Brock Bryce
Andy Davis
Caddy Bigler
Lena clark
Isaak Chacon
Jordyn Lawson
Brianna Poague
Cindy Casey
Ray Zipperer
Lila Millar
Sarah Bauman
Maggie Brown


March 7, 2024
OneAZ Credit Union
Main Street, Safford

6:30 pm
Judges
2012 Winner Ethan McBride
2007 Winner Molly Dobell
2008 Winner Adam Crohn


Performers
2007 Winner Molly Dobell
2012 Winner Ethan McBride
Gila Valley Children’s Chorale
GVC Illuminate
Contestants
Janna Thompspon
Cherish Lazarus
Caleb Baldwin
Shane Beals
Phyllicia Ruiz
Elijah Garcia
Wyatt Knudsen
James Haynes
Lillyanne Peterson
Kirana Reed
Colette Ray
Jessica Miner
Kenny Boswell
Christopher Bernal


March 14, 2024
David M Player CFA – Small Theater

6:30 pm
Judges

Performers
Contestants
Marie Nicholson
Sydney Haynie
Camden Bryce
Ayla Finch
McKay Griffin
Brendan Wahl
Blair Renfro
Marlee Redford
Blanca Macario
Kristin Brune
Jordyn Lawson
Brianna Pague
Sarah Bauman
Final Show
March 28, 2024
David M Player Center for the Arts

7:00 pm
Judges

Performers
Finalists
(not in performance order)
Kamaea Nelson
Jenny Barentine
Skai Wahl
Elayne Hanchett
Anne Bigler
Sam Colwell
Brianna Richins
Milo Raley
Arden Witriol
Hunter Chamberlin
Bella Campbell
Maria Selby
Andy Davis
Lila Millar
Margarita Aguilera


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RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

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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.

  • 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!