By Amelia Veneziano
Three more winners walked away from the stage at the 6th annual Seattle Pride Idol, presented by T-Mobile and held at Neighbours Nightclub. Host Olivia LaGarce and co-host Drew Paradisco wrangled the judges and eight contestants to crown Jordan Hostetter the victor of the night with his high-energy rendition of Annie Lennox’s “Walking on Broken Glass.” Hostetter will advance to the Pride Idol finale on June 8 at Neighbours Nightclub.
Clayton Coleman came in a close second for the opportunity to compete in the Wildcard Round. Coleman wowed the judges with an emotional rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind.” Third runner up was Jasmine Smallwood, who belted out Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy.” Coleman will be back on stage at the June 1 Wildcard Night for an opportunity to advance to the finale, while Smallwood can sing again for a chance to sing in the finals.
Seattle Pride Idol is held Sundays at 8 p.m. at Neighbours Nightclub on Capitol Hill. Additional competitions are scheduled at Out West Bar in West Seattle, The Lobby Bar and Baltic Room. Complete event information, including scheduling, video of Hostetter and Coleman’s performances and highlights from the entire evening, are available at www.seattlepride.org.
Seattle Pride is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington focused on informing and educating the community on LGBT issues through community outreach and produced events, including the annual Seattle Pride Parade, Pride Idol, Pride Brunch and the Seattle Pride Picnic.