Friday, January 18, 2013
It was Brett Holt's seventh time auditioning for the show.
The 12th (yes, 12th) season of the singing competition show American Idol began airing Wednesday evening. Perhaps that's not very interesting, in and of itself. More interesting, though: among the show's on-air hopefuls this time around was a Brett Holt, a 28-year-old native of Willow Grove. It was Holt's seventh attempt to qualify for the competition. So, how did he do? Well, don't listen for his new single on the radio anytime soon. Holt, who called himself one of the show's biggest fans, was first grilled by host Ryan Seacrest on past winners. He did okay there, but things went downhill once he took the audition stage. His rendition of Nat King Cole's "When I Fall in Love" intially appeared to please the judges, but their reaction was …
Friday, April 22, 2011
The event benefits earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Students and faculty members sang, danced and performed skits for their fellow community members at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East's second annual talent show. Sponsored by the school's Builder's Club and Student Council, proceeds from the event went to the American Red Cross's disaster relief efforts in Japan, as well as other local charities. Continuing the theme of giving to those in need, a sign-up sheet was available in the lobby so volunteers could add their names to a donor list for a blood drive in May.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Our Montco Mommy isn't immune to the power of tunes from 'Dora' and other children's shows. Are you?
Every parent of young children can relate. How many of you have gone through your day humming the tune to Dora? How about having the Sesame Street theme song in your head through work? Isn’t it lovely? I am living out what I hope to be my final years of being exposed to these television shows. I can’t wait until my kids want to curl up at night and watch American Idol or can sit through the full hour of Amazing Race with me. Sure, these shows are far less educational and far trashier, but I can’t tell you a time I had their opening numbers stuck in my brain for hours and hours. Let’s face it, how educational are these shows, anyhow? I mean, besides learning that foxes clearly can’t be trusted, I’m not sure what they get out of it. Somehow…