Beginning on November 1st, 2011 the Hottest Karaoke Contest known to karaoke mankind began. The Barley Room, Call Me Ozz and Kammo Karaoke along with their awesome sponsors Midtown Rentals and Premier Distributing Company set out on their venture to find the best karaoke singer in Albuquerque and reward them for their efforts.
Every night in Tuesday, beginning on November 1st for four consecutive weeks, singers qualified for their chance to win a $399 Sony Surround Sound System and appear in 2 months of commercials for and from Midtown Rentals. After 41 singers entered and gave it their all 12 qualified for the grand sing off on November 29th....and grand it was. The Barley Room was standing room only as the 12 qualifiers belted their voices and showed Albuquerque what they had.
As much as every one of them deserved to win, the judges had to make the tough decision, and they did, the 3rd runner up was Chris Fennicks, 2nd runner up was Shawn Mills and the winner was Davyd Roseman. You can scroll down the page, click on their name and watch the video link to their awesome performance.
Then, on Tuesday, December 6th, round two began. The entrants began to test the waters, as they put their sights on the 3 days, 2 night Angel Fire trip brought to us by Premier Distributing Company. For the next 4 Tuesdays, 40 singers would give it all they had. With only 12 being able to go to the Grand Sing Off on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Once again, with an awesome line of 12 of the best, they all deserved to go to Angel Fire, the judges had to pick one. Jessie Bolnick wowed everyone with her incredible energy taking in the third runner up place. You would have thought Reba was in the house when Shelby Darnell belted out Fancy taking 2nd place....and then, Shawn Mills, with Jenny I Got Your Number....8675309, had all his ducks in a row, he hit every note, had the melody, knew the song, and had the whole bar singing with him. We are sure he will be enjoying his weekend vacation in Angel Fire. Videos are in the process of editing and uploading and as soon as they are available to view, we will let you know.
THANK YOU.....BARLEY ROOM for the venue, gift certificates for all runner ups, consolation prizes for qualifiers every night, RON with MIDTOWN RENTALS for Round One Grand Prize, PREMIER DISTRIBUTING for Round Two Grand Prize, and DJ SPEED from KAMMO KARAOKE for making everyone sound so great!
THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH: Treena Gonzales, ALyssa Velasquez, Becca Calaway, Kathleen Megan, and Melody Martin for you service as judges.