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posted Friday, June 18, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 25
Seattle's Pride Idol: Wildcard Round
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Seattle's Pride Idol: Wildcard Round

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL R PLACE JUNE 20

Welcome back, Seattle Pride Idol fans! The Wildcard competition was everything it promised to be: fun, sassy, sexy, and entertaining from beginning to finish. The contestants put on a show that was the best yet!

Starting the night off with a high-energy performance was Sharon Huzbenz, R Place's resident drag queen, who worked it out to Sophie Ellis-Bextor's 'Heartbreak.' Returning from either a primary round or regular competition round from the last six weeks were Danica D'Lish, Josh Vegas, Michael, Karolina, Chase Silva, Clayton Coleman, and Donta Rogers.

Also returning to the judging panel (otherwise known as the Ikea torture-couch) was the dream-crushing and the "you can boo all you want" Andrew Miller, the fabulous and "moist" Sister Domine Trix, and cute Gay media extraordinaire, me! Our guest judge was Dennis Coleman, director of the Seattle Men's Chorus.

If there has been one contestant throughout the competition who stood out in appearance, it would be contestant number one, Danica D'Lish. Dressed in a punk-pop '80s-style getup, Danica performed "The Warrior" by Scandal. Danica will not move on to the Finals round, but has given some of the most fun performances in Pride Idol history. Great job, girl!

When Josh Vegas first stepped onto the Pride Idol stage during the preliminaries, he was an instant fan favorite. Josh returned to sing "Smooth" by Rob Thomas and, once again, the audience was on his side. Josh has the natural ability (and good looks) to really perform a song and has a great time doing it. Josh will also not move on to the Finals round, but we thank him for the memories.

Contestant number three, Michael, returned from last week's win to sing and dance to Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For a Hero." Michael has got a voice, there's no denying that, but I don't think anyone would disagree with the assessment that the best part of his Wildcard performance was the self-described '80s dance break during the instrumental of the song. Oh, Michael, thank you for the Gayness and all the laughs!

Gaysha Starr is one of Seattle's legendary drag queens. Whether she is helping raise money for a local nonprofit or hosting an event, she does it with 18 years of drag art behind her. So, it's easy to see why the crowd was so receptive to her energetic performance of Ike and Tina Turner's "Proud Mary." With performances like that, it really is easy to see that Gaysha truly is a star!

Contestant number four, Karolina, brought soul to Sunday night. Flawlessly singing Sinead O'Conner's "Nothing Compares 2 U," Karolina brought the mood down, but the competition up as she got a minutes-long cheering ovation at the conclusion of the song.

Contestant number five, Chase Silva, is like the little Pride Idol that could. Chase decided a long time ago that he was going to make it into the Finals come hell or high water - and on Sunday, he did just that. Singing Whitney Houston's "My Love is Your Love," he earned first runner-up and a chance to wow us all next week. Good for you, Chase!

Singing one of my favorite songs, "Get Here," contestant number six, Clayton Coleman, gave a wonderful and soulful performance. Clayton is handsome, talented, and gave a good effort. Although he will not be moving on to the Finals round, I have to say that if given a chance, I would listen to Clayton sing anytime.

Donta Rogers, the last final contestant of the Wildcard Round, also sang "Smooth." Rather than imitating the sound and style of Rob Thomas, Donta performed his version of the hit and held the audience's attention from beginning to end. Although he won second runner-up, he will not be advancing to the Finals next week.

Closing the show with a raunchy and fun version of Jackie Beat's "Baby Got Front," Eva Androgeny had the crowd cheering and throwing dollars like they were at a Jackie Beat show! Eva Androgeny is always a pleasure to watch - great energy, great hair, and fierce makeup!

At the end of the night, when all the judges' score sheets were tallied and the Verizon Wireless text votes were counted, contestant number four, Karolina, was named the winner of the Wildcard Round and got the chance to perform at next week's show: the 2010 Seattle Out and Proud Seattle's Pride Idol Finale.

The time has come. This Sunday, June 20, Seattle will pick its next Pride Idol. This is a red carpet event, folks. Dress to impress, shock, come in drag, don your Pride gear - let's make this a night to remember! See you at 8 p.m., ready to rock!

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