Karaoke Idol wraps Sequim series of concerts
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Jon Wall of Sequim sings George Strait’s “The Chair” while his daughter, Rebeckah, 4, sits next to him Tuesday at the James Center for the Performing Arts in Sequim. The duo won the “cuteness” award and third place. Thirteen contestants sang as part of the final concert in Sequim’s Music in the Park 2013 series.

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Tom Heintz's renditions of “Unforgettable” and “Can't Help Falling in Love with You” earned him first-place status and a $100 prize at the Sequim Karaoke Idol contest earlier this week.

An estimated 125 to 150 people gathered at the James Center for the Performing Arts amphitheater for the amateur singing contest Tuesday, event coordinator and Sequim Deputy City Clerk Bobbie Usselman said.

'Fun'

The karaoke contest was the final concert in the city's summerlong Music in the Park series.

“It was fun,” Usselman said.

Each of the 16 performers in the contest sang one initial song.

Five finalists then were chosen to sing a second song and compete for bragging rights and cash prizes.

Kristy Douglas earned the $50 second-place prize for her versions of “I'm Alright” and “Shoop Shoop.”

Jon Wall took third place and a $25 prize for singing “The Chair” and “Old Red” with some help from his 4-year-old daughter, Rebeckah.

Usselman said there was “quite a variety” in the types of music performed.

“Country always goes over well,” she said.

The audience sang classics such as “YMCA” and “King of the Road” as the judges were deliberating.

Children especially enjoyed doing the “Hokey Pokey,” Usselman said.

“It sprinkled right before it started,” she added. “As soon as it finished, the skies opened.”

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