Mississauga Loves Karaoke!
If you ever thought karaoke was dead or just for bars in Korea town, think again. The annual Boston Pizza Idol ended last night with its most successful event to date, having attracted over 2,000 viewers during its multi-week run.
The seven-week competition, which began with 100 karaoke enthusiasts, ended last Tuesday when the top 10 contestants performed before a panel of judges. Ron Dalson reigned supreme, walking away with the first place prize.
The competition is relatively prestigious, boasting in the past years a roster of Canadian Idol singers. It helps that the competition was masterminded and is hosted by Canadian Idol alum Joel Martin.
Not only are some singers noteworthy, many of the judges are well known industry veterans. Some of the music aficionados responsible for picking the most talented singers include Anthony Carone from The Arkells, Warner's Ian Kwechansky, David Mohacsi (who has worked with the Barenaked Ladies, The Tragically Hip and Lights) and Black Box's Julie Hoffman.
The first place prize consisted of $1,000 and some recording time in Sauga's own Metalworks studio. The second, third, fourth and fifth place winners walked away with $400, $300, $200 and $100 respectively.
Here are the winners of BP Idol:
1st place - Ron Dalson
2nd place Ken De Los Santos
3rd place John McGlone
4th place Elyse Dalgleish
5th place Sarah Rideout
- Canadian Idol Alumni Joel Martin Drops New Video
- A Ton of New Events About to Take Place at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga
- Travel restrictions remain in place at the border for the long weekend
- Provincial government spending $2 million for drive-in space at Ontario Place
- Big Event for a Good Cause Taking Place in Mississauga
- Employee of Metro in Mississauga tests positive for COVID-19
- Three employees at Mississauga grocery store test positive for COVID-19
- OPINION: Here's what I experienced at The Credit Valley Hospital drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre in Mississauga
- Peel Regional Police assisting OPP with investigation into shooting in Mississauga
- Mississauga votes to allow Hindu temples to temporarily broadcast hymns