Orinda Idol is a singing competition open to young people who either attend school or reside in Orinda, Moraga and Lafayette. The sixth annual Orinda Idol will be held in 2011.
The objective of Orinda Idol is to provide an avenue for young people to pursue their love for singing, to bring joy to the community and to have fun!
Orinda Idol 2011 is open to those in kindergarten through 12th grade as of Spring 2011. Entries may be made by individual soloists or by groups.
Auditions will be held May 19 - 21, 2011 and Finalists and Runners-up will be selected by a panel of judges. Registration for auditions will be from April 11 through May 1, 2011. The Finalists will perform at the Finals, to be held at the Orinda Theatre on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Soloists will compete in four categories by grade and groups will compete in two categories by grade. Finalists will receive immediate feedback from a panel of three judges. Winners in each category will be based on a combination of the judges scoring and the audience vote. Winners will receive cash prizes and all Finalists will receive gift certificates.
Following the auditions, Finalists and Runners-up will have the opportunity to attend or participate in a number of other events, including group seminars on what makes an outstanding performance, a summer pool and karaoke party, an Orinda Farmers' Market performance, a performance in the Orinda Community Park, and other performances. Winners will also be invited to perform at the Orinda Car Show and the Orinda EFO/Chamber of Commerce Dine Around Town event.