On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, I said goodbye to the competition. I offer the warmest congrats to the Top 5. I had a blast! I met so many terrific people and learned a lot along the way.
Unfortunately we didn’t get a good clip of me singing my farewell song that night, so I am including a clip from my rehearsal with Joshua Stephen Kartes. This is the Mash-Up we had to put together. I chose Selena’s “I Could Fall In Love” and Alicia Key’s “No One”. They fit together beautifully!
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, they will announce the winner of Stonewall Sensation 11. They have asked many of us contestants to come back and perform a number that evening.
Thank you to all involved, and I look forward to the next adventure!
This competition was season 11 of Stonewall Sensation at the famous Stonewall Inn. I was competing, American Idol-style, each week for a grand prize of $1000 & a fully-produced show, plus all of the exposure that comes with.
The judges included Time Out New York theatre critic & President of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Adam Feldman; Susan Campanaro (aka Lavinia Draper); and Miss Fire Island & Glammy Award nominee, Ariel Sinclair, with celebrity guest judges each week. The show was hosted by Bistro, MAC, and Nightlife Award winner Brandon Cutrell and the sensational Joshua Stephen Kartes will be on piano. What was particularly exciting to me was the chance to get feedback, notes, & criticism from these very talented people who I could learn a great deal from.
Each week I stayed in the competition, I sang a song (or songs) based on either my choice, a theme, or assignment. You got to vote for me by ballot for each drink you purchased. You purchased 1 drink, you got 1 ballot.