This is Lamorinda Idol's 16th consecutive year for the competition. Prizes are awarded to youth singers (grades K-12) from $200 to $500 in different categories. There are 49 acts, 36
This is Lamorinda Idol’s 16th consecutive year for the competition. Prizes are awarded to youth singers (grades K-12) from $200 to $500 in different categories. There are 49 acts, 36 soloists and 13 groups. The year began for the contestants with online auditions in May, followed by virtual workshops with Rena Wilson of Performing Academy and outdoor performances in local venues.
Winners, who will receive cash prizes, are determined by a combined score from professional judges and audience votes. The coveted Audience Award is presented to a soloist who is not also a category winner. Judging is based on vocal capability first and on overall performance second.
Finals performances begin at 11 am and run through the awards ceremony which begins at 7pm. Soloists compete in four categories by grade level (K-2nd grade, 3-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9-12th grade); groups compete in three categories by grade level (K-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9-12th grade). Performers receive instant feedback from a panel of music industry professionals. Breaks in performance categories provide an opportunity for audience members to vote for their favorites.
While entrance to each of the performances in the Orinda Theatre is free, donations are accepted. Lamorinda Idol is a program of the nonprofit Lamorinda Arts Council. Go to www.lamorindaarts.org to learn more.