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PLU Idol Competition Takes to the Stage During J-Term

PLU Idol Competition Takes to the Stage During J-Term

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PLU Idol, January 14th-Free Choice 21st-Diva Night 28th-Finale banner - Lagerquist Concert Hall, Starts at 7:30pm
January 13, 2015

By Sandy Deneau Dunham
PLU Marketing & Communications

TACOMA, WA (Jan. 12, 2015)—Once Ryan Seacrest starts in with his trademark “THIS is ‘American Idol’” catchphrase on TV, you know another Idol is just waiting in the wings.

Yep. It’s time for PLU Idol. Same premise as the national singing competition—but decidedly PLU.

“PLU Idol is a traditional event hosted by the Residence Hall Association during J-Term,” said Anne-Marie Falloria, RHA president. “RHA puts on PLU Idol as a way of building community since J-Term is the least-populated month of the year due to students studying away or taking the month off. Students gather in Lagerquist Concert Hall (over three) evenings to hear other students share their musical talents while cheering and supporting them.”

This year, the competition kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 with contestants’ choice songs.

“We have wonderful administrators, staff and faculty who participate as judges,” Falloria said. “We are excited to have Dr. and Mrs. Krise, Hong/Hinderlie Resident Director Kat Slaby and Religion Professor Kevin O’Brien as judges for the first night of performances.

The competition continues—complete with competitive cuts—at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (diva night) and Jan. 28 (the finale).

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