It all ends tonight.
All last month CSU Idol performers sung their way through ASAP’s CSU Idol competition, battling it out to be CSU’s next Idol. Tonight it all comes to a head as the final three contestants perform at Crewz Control at the Lincoln Center. The event begins at 7 p.m., and admission costs $14.
“Crewz Control is a dance showcase that will feature I aM mE, the winner of MTVs hit show series America’s Best Dance Crew season 6, along with Hype 5-0, Kaba Modern Legacy, and Coloradoan natives BreakEFX, Motion Underground, The Hype 303, Colorado School of Dance and special performance from the winners of the Down for Life Hip-Hop Expo,” according to the Lincoln Center’s website.
“I’m really excited to sing at Crewz Control,” said finalist Kathryn Gadomski and a human development and family studies major. “I’ve been hip-hop dancing since I was little, and it’ll be really cool to see their performance.”
But first, the night starts with CSU Idol. The winner of which will be determined on a text-to-vote basis, according to ASAP Special Event coordinator Sydney Jackson-Clockston. The code to vote will be revealed that night at the show.
“I’m looking forward to performing in front of a large audience,” said art major Miranda Kimberlin, who is one of the finalists. “I think life is about doing things that make you feel alive, and performing definitely does that for me.”
Another finalist, Connor McCaffrey, an undeclared major, felt the same, adding, “I also think it will be interesting because the winner is decided by texting to vote, so it will be very tough to predict the winner.”
“I didn’t expect to make it this far,” Gadomski said. “There are so many good singers, and it’s been so exciting each time I learned I got to perform again and move on to the next round.”
Gadomski, Kimberlin and McCaffrey may be competitors, but that doesn’t make them enemies.
“My favorite part of this process has been the performances themselves,” said Kimberlin. “I enjoyed the performances of other contestants.”
“I want to win, of course,” Gadomski laughed, “but really I’m just grateful I’ve gotten to do this.”
McCaffrey said the whole process of CSU Idol has been a blast.
“There were so many great contestants in this competition, and I really enjoyed being able to hear such great talent,” he said.
Chaz Miles, who judged the preceding rounds of the contest, said, “As an artist, I just enjoy seeing talented people in their element. I’ve also liked seeing how some of the contestants have grown just from the beginning to now.”
“I think finding your niche is important in entertainment,” he added, “and it’s a very cool thing when you see someone doing that.”
Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.