As some amazing events come-up we thought we would give you our Lovin’ Cup Idol blogger’s finale review and a little bit of info on what our Idols are up to now!
Lovin’ Cup Idol Blogger ,Stephanie’s Review of our Idol Finale
As I am cleaning out my computer today I was reminded that I sadly dropped the ball and forgot to officially post our winner! I always get so wrapped up in the ending and the excitement of the winner being announced that I forget it needs to be officially published!
Your Lovin’ Cup Idol 2014 Official Winner is….
It was a fair fight and it got down to the very last song where the contestants bared all and gave it everything they had. Both Jonathan Stills and Liam Enright did so amazingly and grew exponentially throughout the whole competition. I don’t think we could have asked for two nicer contestants to go against each other! Both of them seemed grateful to work with out phenomenal Lovin’ Cup Idol All Star Band and to perform in front of none other than Brother Wease!
The finale brought all sorts of other fun performances as well! Some of the contestants this year sang a beautiful Rock Medley of some of my personal favorite songs, as well as a wonderful rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
The ladies of Lovin’ Cup Idol definitely had the Red Carpet Treatment for the finale as well! We had Panache Consignment & Vintage come out and style us and Gallery Salon & Spa took charge of our hair and make-up. These two amazing sponsors helped us to look dressed to impress as we donned the Red Carpet!
The fantastic Step & Repeat behind us was made by our printing sponsor Catprint, who also came out every week and supported at their very own table! After all the Red Carpet fun and the medleys the competition began. The annual coin toss had Liam getting to pick who went first. Jonathan Stills ended up starting the night and both him and Liam alternated through three songs to show the judges who deserved to win the most. Before they performed though we had an amazing interview video with each contestant done by Top Shelf Productions. They were even interviewed by the fabulous Megan Carter. You can find links to the video here: http://vimeo.com/topshelf585
With Liam’s big win came a lot of amazing prizes! He won free recording time with Sam Polizzi, $500, Gift Cards from Barnes & Noble, Rochester Brainery, Gallery Salon & Spa and more! If you want to see Liam perform again he will be at Lovin’ Cup with his band The Bleechers on May 2, and also on May 22 with former Idol Logan Van Epps and his band So Last Year.
Also one more big Thank You to Aaron Winters for all of his beautiful photos! I would not have been able to run the blog so smoothly without him! His photography is something special and he has documented Idol this year fantastically!
Until Next Year
What are our Idols up to now:
Our winner Liam Enright has kept himself rather busy! On May 2nd he performed an amazing show with his band The Bleechers on the Lovin’ Cup Stage. On May 16 he will be performing at 4:00 at Rochester’s Annual Lilac Festival backed by our amazing Lovin’ Cup All Star Band! On May 22 he will be at the Bug Jar performing once again with his band The Bleechers and opening up for past idol Logan Van Epp’s band So Last Year! A busy man indeed! We are so excited to see where his talent takes him!
Jonathan Stills has been working his tail off as well to help a cause dear to his heart: music education in public schools! He will be hosting and performing at an event to raise money for the Honeoye Falls- Lima music program boosters club! He will also have the Lovin’ Cup All Star Band behind him during his event! This will take place on Friday May 9, from 6-8:30 at Honeyoe Falls-Lima High School! You can purchase tickets the night of for $8.00!
We are so proud of all that our two finalists are doing with their music and we are so happy to help them out with their future endeavors!