Lamorinda Idol Winners

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    Months of workshops, rehearsals and performances came to fruition on Aug. 14 as the Lamorinda Idol finalists took the stage at the Orinda Theatre. A total of 52 soloists/groups performed a wide range of music during the all-day event to the cheers of an appreciative 
audience.
    Sponsored by the Lamorinda Arts Council, Lamorinda Idol began in 2006 and is modeled after American Idol. This year, approximately 120 young people auditioned with 39 soloists and 13 groups selected as finalists.
    A combination of audience and judges’ votes determined the winners with the individual contestant who received the highest percentage of audience votes, and who was not a winner in a solo category, receiving the Audience Award. The event culminated with the announcement of winners – a difficult task given the high level of talent .
    “But Lamorinda Idol is much more than a competition,” said organizer Steve Harwood. “It is an opportunity for young people to pursue their passion for singing. There are coached workshops and outdoor performances in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga. As the young people pursue their passion, they bring joy to the community.”
    The winners for the 2022 Lamorinda Idol are:

K-2 Solo – William Tanner
3-5 Solo – Cara Impallomenti
6-8 Solo – Palig Horoupian
9-12 Solo – Mina Lim
K-5 Groups – BiggySmalls (Colette Goodman, Vivian Welch)
6-8 Groups – Treble & Bass (Isabelle Porcella, Aubrey Peterson)
9-12 Groups – 4 O’Clock (Svea Peterson, Mina Lim, Jaden Maspaitella, Sadie Poole)
Audience Award – Ruby Vanhouten

    Students in kindergarten through 12th grade living or attending school in Contra Costa County are eligible to participate. If competing in a group category, only one member must live in Contra 
Costa County.
    For more information on Lamorinda Idol, go to www.orindaartscouncil.org.

Sally Hogarty can be reached at sally@theorindanews.com.

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