FOX 50s Gimme the Mike! Announces 25 Contestants

FOX50 FOX 50s Gimme the Mike! Announces 25 Contestants

Gimme the MikeFOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) is pleased to announce the 25 contestants for FOX 50s Gimme the Mike! The 25 contestants were selected by the producers from among 700 hopefuls who showed up at open auditions held the first weekend in April at Triangle Town Center in Raleigh and Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville. Many singers camped out and lined up as early as 4:00a.m. for a chance to audition for the local TV competition show.

All 25 contestants will be vying for the grand prize package that includes an all expense paid trip to New York for a guaranteed audition with record executives from Sony, BMG and Universal Music, a free demo from Osceola Studios in Raleigh and singing the National Anthem at a Durham Bulls ballgame.

The contestants are:

Name Age City
Jessica Bernard 22 Raleigh
Emily Boyle 18 Cary
Christopher Brasfield 20 Fuquay Varina
Salimah Bryant 24 Fayetteville
Shadrika Cado 22 Goldsboro
Jason Carroll 25 Franklinton
John Cashwell 36 Cary
Michelle Disney 20 Raleigh
Caleb Fellenstein 26 Raleigh
Chadd Higgins 21 Raleigh
Lonnie Holloman 41 Raleigh
Suzette Iveliz 24 Fayetteville
Meghan Lumsden 18 Raleigh
Veeda McClary 33 Raleigh
Anita Norris 28 Raleigh
Jeff Ramos 26 Wilson
Cheryl Scott 33 Rocky Mount
Ahbleza Sellars 19 Durham
Darsen Sowers 31 Raleigh
Kayla Thompson 21 Raleigh
Wendy Turner 29 Raleigh
Todd Vaughan 22 Raleigh
Corey Williams II 22 Raleigh
Christy Woodard 23 Clayton
Ryan Woodard 36 Raleigh

FOX 50s Gimme the Mike! will be taped before a live studio audience May 19 & 20 at the BTI Center in downtown Raleigh. All tapings are free and open to the public. For directions go to or call (919) 831.6060.

FOX 50s Gimme the Mike! premieres Wednesday, June 2 @ 7:30pm on FOX 50. The show will culminate in a 1 hour live finale Wednesday, July 7 @ 8:00pm.

More information can be found at or by calling FOX 50 Promotion & Marketing Manager Kevin Kolbe at (919) 595.5103.

Thanks to FOX50’s Kevin Kolbe for this capcom story.

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