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By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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The Michigan Idol Show took on nineteen contestants on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

It's been a big bang right off the gate with contestants entering the contest. Must enter early to confirm a spot in the competition.

Mike Bacigalupo, Michigan Idol Judge, said, "The number of contestants coming out keeps growing each week, which is a sign that this competition is getting more and more popular, especially since we are turning some people away, if they don't get here early."

Bacigalupo continued, "There is some good talent and some that need to work on improvement and thats what we as judges are here to help them in the areas they need to improve." "I wouldn't have any trouble putting some of these people on stage at the State Theatre." added, Bacigalupo.

Idol Judge, George Lynch, said, "What a great night to sit in for Michigan Idol, the talent for the most part was great, and a tough decision to make at the end of the night as to who should open the following night at the Prime Event Center." Lynch continued, "I can't believe the number of contestants that have been there, it seems to be building each week."

On-Line Voting Starts JUNE 6, 2010.Ten finalists will be chosen on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

Final Four plus a wild card (on-line voting) will be chosen after competition on August 5, 2010. Those 5 will perform at the Labadie Pig Gig on Friday this summer at Veteran's Memorial Park, August 6, 2010. One winner will be announced after the Friday night's performances and will win a cash prize.

Contestants must make a minimum of 8 performances (appearances) during the 18 week competition to qualify for a chance in the finals.

Beginning on the 14th week of the competition contestants will be asked to sing songs according to the "Theme Nights" -- listed below.

  • July 8 - Beatles
  • July 15 - Motown
  • July 22 - Rock
  • July 29 - Country

  • Audience participation in terms of dressing for the theme of the night is expected.

    According to Michigan Idol Show Host, tune-ups at 7:00, warm-ups start at 8:00pm.

    (Above) Idol Host Doug Dore congratulates, Eddie Switek of Bay City on the winning performance of the night. Switek, goes on to perform as opening act at a upcoming concert at the Prime Event Center.

    (Above) MICHIGAN IDOL SHOW JUDGES George Lynch (Charter Media), Mike Bacigalupo (State Theater - Executive Director), Tommy Anderson (Infinity & Paisley Fogg Bands)
    Michigan Idol Contestants - April 29, 2010

    Eddie Switek

    Kate Gembrowski

    Laura King

    Luanne Sabourin

    Chuck Bills

    Tristin Tyrrell

    Sara McQuade

    Jade Cook

    Kaile Kleinfled

    Katrina Struble

    Rochelle Bohnaw

    Mariah Simone

    Jeff Baird


    Doug Strieker

    Mike Beasley

    Steve Mellish

    Jeremy Ballreich


    On-Line Voting Starts JUNE 6, 2010.

    (Above) It's very rare to see Host Doug Dore sit down, here as he enjoys a special duet performance of Kate Gembrowski and Eddie Switek.

    Join in on all the fun, entertainment, and comedy every Thursday night at the Stables Martini & Cigar Bar. Come early for dinner and the Arcade room at BARTS.

    (Above) George Lynch, Debbie Waltz, Mike Bacigalupo Tommy Anderson

    (Above) Lori, AJ, and Alan smile for MBC cameras


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