Berkshire Idol, the Berkshires most popular singing competition and charitable fundraiser, is upon us. Open auditions are being held in the first week of April throughout Berkshire County. On Saturday, April 6, between 4 and 8 p.m., open auditions will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 59 Summer Street, North Adams. Sunday, April 7, from noon to 5 p.m., will be the final audition opportunity at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield.
Contestants sing a cappella for a small panel of judges at auditions. There is no limit on the number of contestants that are asked to compete at semifinals, which will be held on May 4 at Barrington Stage Company.
Contestants will have the month between auditions and semifinals to prepare their music selection and practice their performance, while also raising money for the charity. Semifinals can be highly competitive, with only eight contestants from each age category (7-11, 12-16, and 17-adult) going on to finals on May 11, also at Barrington Stage Company. Contestants will perform with music at semifinals in front of our all-star panel of judges: Bernice Lewis, John Souchack, and Alex Lee Clark.
Of the 24 contestants that make it to finals, a winner and a first-place runner-up in each category will be announced at the live awards show.
Berkshire Idol is organized by a small group of volunteers dedicated to raising money for charitable organizations in Berkshire County.
This year’s event will have its proceeds go to the Family Life Support Center Inc., which operates Louison House Homeless Shelter. The mission of FLSC is to reduce homelessness and its causes in Northern Berkshire County. In order to fulfill this mission, FLSC runs the Homelessness Prevention Office and the Louison House Shelter. The primary goal of FLSC is to keep individuals and families in their homes by using various resources and strategies at our disposal.
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