Tired of singing in the shower? Want to take Karaoke to the next level? Not afraid to flex your vocal muscles? Why not consider becoming a U of T Idol contestant?
Hart House Music Committee is proud to host a series of vocal competitions that will determine: who is the U of T Idol? Taking a cue from the popular reality show, U of T Idol is a night of drama, suspense, fun and most of all good music. Hart House Music Committee is searching for the person with the best vocal chops and winning personality to crown this year’s U of T Idol. Great prizes, constructive advice and the musical support of Dave Clark and The Uplifters round out the night. Incredible prizes and loads of bragging rights!
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Want to compete? Register here!
2012 / 2013 Show Dates:
- Thurs. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Nov 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm
- Finale: Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm
November 2012: UofT Idol
October 2012 Winner: Ada Chan
For Ada, music is a transcendental language, it does not speak, it feels. When she performs, she becomes her music and feels the warmth and happiness that radiates from her audience. Since childhood, she has had an affinity with instruments and sounds, playing the piano beginning in third grade, teaching herself the acoustic guitar in university, and belting out her vocal chords on stage.
November 2012 Winner: Anindita Bose
Anindita Bose, is a fourth year student studying biological anthropology. She started singing at the age of 3 and has participated in school choirs and took vocals throughout high school. Entering university had put nearly a 3 year break from music, until U of T Idol gave her the opportunity to shine.
The Uplifters are Jason Kenemy, Michael Herring and Dave Clark from the Woodshed Orchestra. These cats celebrate the deep grooves of R n B, Funk, Calypso, Punk, Jazz, Blues, New Orleans 2nd Line and Pop in a gumbo of original tunes that are made to rock your soul. They are host to guest musician Paul Kolinski of the Silent 5 whilst on the Hart House Idol run 2012/2013.