Delta Idol, the premiere singing contest for Delta youth up, is back after a three-year hiatus Traditionally hosted at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre with professional sound and lights, it will now be at the North Delta Centre for the Arts in North Delta on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Finalists are performing on Delta’s newest stage – the state of the art sound and light capabilities at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors. The grand prize is a $500 gift certificate to Studio Cloud 30 located in Tsawwassen.
Eight finalists between the ages of 16 and 18 are coming to the live event. Finalists will perform in front of a live audience and judges. The finalists are from North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen and include: Elizabeth Graham, Kristie Lind, Mateo Mazari, Sophia McPherson, Maddi Morettin, Teaghan Papadopoulos, Zoe Rapos and Eric Sun.
The three Delta Idol judges are also working artists.
Dan Lonsdale currently tours as a solo guitarist playing his original music and cover songs. Jordy Matheson, former Delta Idol emcee, is a theatre artist and improviser working primarily in Vancouver and Rani Reddy has been singing since she was 13 and has performed alongside Michael Buble and Maya Angelou.
“I am thrilled that Delta Idol is returning this year to showcase the incredible talent we have in our community,” said Mayor George Harvie in a news release. “The courage and commitment of these young individuals who will take centre stage to perform in front of family, friends, and our entire community is inspiring. I encourage everyone to keep an ear out for the singers taking the stage — you never know when you’ll see the next superstar!”
Tickets are available now. Visit delta.ca/deltaidol for more information. Come out and cheer on Delta’s talented youth!