By Amelia Veneziano
Two songs meant two chances to impress the judges and compete for the Seattle Pride Idol crown during the 6th Annual Seattle Pride Idol, presented by T-Mobile.
Week eight’s competition returned home to Neighbours Nightclub in Capitol Hill. Hosts Olivia LaGarce and Drew Paradisco along with judges Xanna Don’t, Michael Allen, Jack Mozie, and Chase Silva helped the star power shine and determine Seattle’s next Pride Idol.
And shine they did. Paul Flanagan grabbed their attention with “My Man” and “New York, New York,” good enough for first place and a guaranteed spot in the Pride Idol Finals on June 8 at Neighbours Nightclub. Wonder came in second with her rendition of “Counting Stars” and original remix “Hit the Thrift Shop Jack,” landing her in the Wildcard Round on June 1 at Neighbours Nightclub. Ronnie, singing “Love” and “I Am a Lesbian,” can compete again at another regular competition night for a place in the finals.
Pride Idol returns to the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at OutWest Bar in West Seattle before wrapping up the season for the final three shows at Neighbours Nightclub. Complete event information, including scheduling, video of Flanagan and Wonder’s performances and highlights from the entire evening, is available at www.seattlepride.org.
Seattle Out and Proud is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA, 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.