Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Lineup includes musicians, dancer, comedian and more; One of the judges ‘may do a guest performance’

A comedy act, dancer and pianist are just a few of the performers expected to share their talent during the online premiere of Haida GwaiIdol next Thursday (Aug. 20).

Eve Stanger, who provides development services for the Village of Queen Charlotte, told the Observer she had originally planned to launch the “all talents, all ages, all communities” event later in the year, but decided to do it a bit sooner because “we all needed something fun to look forward to” during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Aug. 12, eight acts had registered for the live Zoom and Facebook event — a good variety with some singers as well as a dancer, music producer, pianist and comedian.

To register before the deadline of Friday (Aug. 14), email development@queencharlotte.ca with your details, preferred date to perform and if you want to enter live or send in a pre-recorded video.

ALSO READ: Vancouver Island teen singer looks back on ‘American Idol’ experience

The judges for the event will be Village of Queen Charlotte councillors Lisa Pineault and Jesse Embree, as well as Mayor Kris Olsen, who will also be the host.

“One of them may do a guest performance,” Stanger said.

Like on the television series American Idol, she said the judges will have a discussion and comment on each act. However, the audience will decide the winners by way of an online poll.

The prizes for first, second and third place will be $250, $200 and $100, respectively.

Stanger said the last GwaiiIdol event was held in 2017 in Spirit Square.

Do you have something we should report on? Email:
karissa.gall@blackpress.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Queen Charlotte

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. salmon farms challenge activists’ demands for site closures

News reporting also unfair, inaccurate and distorted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Haida hereditary chief named Liberal Candidate for North Coast Region

Roy Jones Jr. is named Liberal MLA candidate for the North Coast

COVID-19 cases grow to 13 at B.C. First Nation near Fort St. James

“This is very serious,” says Nak’azdli Whut’en Chief

Cullen confirmed as B.C. NDP candidate for Stikine despite party’s equity policy

Former Tahltan Central Government President Annita McPhee said the process made her feel “abused”

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

B.C. VOTES 2020: Businesses now owe $6 billion in deferred tax payments

COVID-19 relief from remittance to province ends with September

Most Read