The Pfeiffer House of Music in conjunction with the local radio station Q93.3 has brought back the ‘Stettler Idol’ talent contest as they hosted it for the first time after a five-year hiatus last Thursday, June 9.
Earlier, the event used to run during the Stettler downtown Kraze Daze promotion.
“We had run the event at that time for about five or six years to give people an opportunity to showcase their musical talent,” said Scott Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer House of Music. “We took a five-year break since our last contest but when Vicki Leuck from Q93.3 approached me this spring and suggested that we run the contest again, I was convinced and it turned out to be a great evening.”
According to Pfeiffer, everyone who attended felt that it was a great success and the weather cooperated as well, although it didn’t look like it was going to at first.
The Stettler and District FCSS held a barbecue for the event, fundraising for their Crisis Aid Program.
“The BBQ expenses were sponsored by Inter Pipeline, and we would like to thank Inter Pipeline, Q93.3 and Pfeiffer’s House of Music for allowing us to host this event,” said Shelly Walker, executive director of Stettler and District FCSS. “We raised $320 for the program, which is a one-time emergency fund that can be accessed by individuals in a crisis situation.”
Walker said that the program is a last resort financial assistance program that receives its funding through donations and fundraising.
The evening program started with a musical set by the local band Jazz Guys, with the contest following soon after.
The two judges, country singer Jamie Woodfin and Q93.3 radio personality Landon Peterson were sponsored by Q93.3, while the emcee for the evening was Alex Mykyta, also from Q93.3.
There were 13 participants, which included two duets in the line-up.
First place went to Gary Sharpe who sang ‘Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine’ and won two tickets to a Dolly Parton concert, while the second place went to Josiah Keith who won a $100 gift certificate sponsored by Pfeiffer House of Music and the third place went to McKenna Hansel, who won two tickets to ‘Lady Antebellum’ sponsored by Q93.3.