Contestants in this year's "Pasadena Idol" show will sing their hearts out August 24 during one of the most anticipated teen talent competitions in the San Gabriel Valley. On-air personality Crisco Kidd from Q104.7 FM radio will serve as the celebrity host to the annual event sponsor by the City's Human Services and Recreation Department.
The free, family fun event begins at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 24 on the stage at the Garfield Promenade of Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., between Colorado Boulevard and Green Street. The ever-popular "Red Carpet" walk for all 11 finalists runs from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., with the first performance beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The winner of this year's Pasadena Idol competition will receive the "Idol Demo Pack" including studio time to produce a two-song demo; 100 compact discs; development of a music video; an article in Dena Magazine and a scholarship to the 2014 summer vocal camp at LAMA College for Music Professionals.
Tiffany Jackson, Pasadena Idol 2010 winner, said this year's winner is in for an amazing time. "Pasadena Idol is a great program. It provides so many opportunities. It helped me build confidence, friendships and get involved with the community. It has been a privilege to be a part of the Pasadena Idol experience," Jackson said.
The 11 finalists were selected after competing in a series of auditions. They have attended three workshops conducted by sponsors and the LAMA to help develop their performing skills, vocal techniques and improve their understanding of the music industry.
Co-sponsors for this popular event include Paseo Colorado; LAMA College for Music Professionals; and local production companies Swartz Section; S Claz Productions; Mike Towns Sounds; Young, Black and Gifted, and Dena Magazine.
For more information regarding this event, call Dolores Mendoza at (626) 744-7507. For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net and follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov.