Idol contestants were chosen after a round of auditions, which took place earlier this month. Those who advanced from the audition period will perform in the Mason County Fair Idol Elimination Concert, slated for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bend Area Community Center in New Haven.
Admission to the concert is $5, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available at the event. During the concert, idol contestants will perform two songs each. Anthony Bond, the 2009 Mason County Fair Idol winner, also will perform. At the concert’s conclusion, five contestants will be selected to compete in the idol contest, which will take place during the Mason County Fair.
This year’s fair is scheduled for Aug. 9-14, and idol contestants will perform Monday through Friday of the fair at 3 p.m. on the inside stage. One contestant will be voted off each day until the idol finals, slated for Friday, Aug. 13. The remaining contestants will compete at the final elimination. Eliminated contestants along with Bond also will return to perform. At the final elimination’s conclusion, the 2010 Mason County Fair Idol winner will be announced.
According to Bernita Allen, event organizer, the winner will be determined by a combination of judges’ scores and popular vote. The new idol will then take to the main stage at 7:15 p.m. Friday evening and will open for The Band Perry. The newly declared idol winner also will be awarded a trophy and cash prize. Second and third place idol winners will receive trophies and cash prizes as well.
Allen encouraged the community to support this year’s idol contest by attending Saturday’s elimination concert.
“Come out for an evening of great entertainment and support your favorite idol contestant,” she said.
For information, call Allen at 304-882-3887 or 304-882-2236.