Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Opening Round of Rockokie Kicks Off Thursday Night

The first ever Rockokie Star Contest begins Thursday night on the Ring Eyed Pete's Stage at Vernon Downs Casino.

The 20 contestants will be judged not only by three Vernon Downs judges, but by the audience as well.

The contestants with the most votes move on to the next round with five contestants being eliminated each week until the finals on April 20th.

On April 20th, five contestants will perform and one winner will be chosen with the first place prize of $3,000 in cash.

Here are the 20 contestants and the songs they'll be singing this Thursday starting at 6:00pm:

Meghan Coe – “Rolling in the Deep” Adele

Margo Lenweaver – “You and I” Lady Gaga

Denise Lusby – “Something to Talk About” Bonnie Raitt

Chenin Hudson – “Crazy” Patsy Cline

Josh Leone – “Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash

Alisia Uryniak – “Summertime” Gershwin

Jeneane Ciancaglini – “Walking After Midnight” Patsy Cline

Jessie Allen – “Dreams” Fleetwood Mac

Michelle Meyer – “Black Velvet” Alannah Miles

Dorrie Giruzzi – “Give Me One Reason” Tracy Chapman

Brian Nelson – “Brown Eyed Girl” Van Morrison

Art Newman – “Learn to Fly” Foo Fighters

Alexa Grafmuller – “Landslide” Fleetwood Mac

Peter Dowling – “Evil Ways” Santana

Nicole Edsall – “Mercy” Duffy

Eva Gigon – “Me and Bobby McGee” Janis Joplin

Jackie Brando – “I Hear You Knocking” Wynonna

Fred Kelly – “Bad Moon Rising” CCR

Cindy Leone – “Stand By Me” Ben E. King

Eddie Foster – “That’s All Right Mama” Elvis