Ruth Soto Wins the Night at Seattle Pride Idol

Ruth Soto Wins the Night at Seattle Pride Idol

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SotoRBy Amelia Veneziano

It was another two-chance night at the 6th Annual Seattle Pride Idol, presented by T-Mobile. Each of the contestants had two opportunities to sing, and it left another tough choice for the judges in the fourth night of competition.

Seattle Pride Idol, hosted by Olivia LaGarce at Neighbours Nightclub, had an amazing judging panel consisting of local stars Jack Mozie, Michael Allen, Cherry Tart, and Matthew Walsh. LaGarce and co-host Isabella Extynn St James wrangled the judges and the contestants to bring out the best in future star power at the Sunday night competition.

Ruth Soto’s renditions of “If I Ain’t Got You” and “Chain of Fools” wowed the judges and the crowd for first place and the chance to compete in the final round on June 8 at Neighbours Nightclub. She will compete against all of the regular contest winners and the winner of the Wildcard Round.

Paul Peterson earned a spot in the Wildcard Round with “Last Dance” and “To Love You More.” He’ll take the stage again on June 1 at Neighbours Nightclub. Second runner up was Tony James. James can sing on another night for a chance at the finals.

2014 Seattle Pride Idol – Night 4 Runner up – Paul Peterson sings Last Dance from Seattle Pride on Vimeo.

Pride Idol hopefuls will have two chances to wow the judges this week. Seattle Pride Idol will move to the Baltic Room at 8 p.m. Thursday. It will return to Neighbours Nightclub at 8 p.m. Sunday. Additional competitions are scheduled at Out West Bar in West Seattle and The Lobby Bar.  Complete event information, including scheduling, video of Soto and Peterson’s performances and highlights from the entire evening, is available at www.seattlepride.org.

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