Si View Metro Parks hosted the ninth annual Sno Valley Idol Junior Finals on Friday March 29, at the Mount Si High School auditorium in Snoqualmie.
Twelve young finalists put on a show filled with talent and enthusiasm.
The 2013 Sno Valley Idol Junior Champion is Bella DiDomenico of Snoqualmie. This was Bella’s first time participating in the Sno Valley Idol Junior contest. She won the contest with a performance of Adele’s “First Love”. The 2013 Runner Up is Anastasia Bruckner, who wowed the crowds with Barbra Streisand’s “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”
Kerstin Nilsson placed third with a performance of “Skyfall” by Adele.
A panel of three music industry professionals, Annmarie Farris, Susanna Fuller and Danny Kolke, served as the judges, scoring contestants on natural ability, quality of performance, showmanship and audience appeal. They had the difficult task of narrowing the field of 12 to the top three finalists before the audience had an opportunity to vote for the overall winner.
Si View staff tallied votes from the crowd of over 200 attendees during intermission to determine the results.
Sno Valley Idol Junior competition is one of many community-wide special events organized by Si View Metro Parks. The district thanks the volunteer team of Michael Csendes, Annmarie Farris, Susanna Fuller, Danny Kolke, and Gary Schwartz as well as prize donors Boxleys Restaurant and North Bend Premium Outlets.
For more information about the Si View Metropolitan Park District programs, visit www.siviewpark.org or call (425) 831-1900.