“FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike!” Premieres Wednesday, April 19th

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FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! Premieres Wednesday, April 19th

Gimme the Mike! logoBe there from the very first note! 

An all-new season of Verizon Yellow Pages Presents FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike!  premieres Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30pm.

FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! is television exposure for the talent of 20 local singers.  Each Wednesday, four new contestants will sing for their shot at fame and the grand prize.  Then each week, the FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! judges will send one contestant to the live Season Finale, while an online vote after the show will send one contestant to compete in this season’s live Wild Card Playoff show.

FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! will air Wednesday nights at 7:30pm on FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV).

This year’s contestants are:

Jason Adamo of Raleigh, Josh Barber of Benson, Georgia Beck of Fuquay-Varina, LeAnn Boone of Durham, Bart Copeland of Raleigh, Thomas Ferguson of Dunn, Heather Gavin of Wilson, Melissa Gomez of Ft. Bragg, Tamieka Lee of Fayetteville, Sarah Lewis of Newton Grove, Holland Marie of Clayton, Jordan Mericle of Raleigh, LaDaria Richardson of Raleigh, Tara-Lynn Sharrock of Youngsville, Brittany Smith of Zebulon, Donnie Strain of Franklinton, Lucy Sumner of Chapel Hill, Michael Whitley of Fayetteville, Gerard M. Williams of Durham, and Jonathan Wood of Durham.

Visit www.fox50.com for contestant bios, interview footage, and audition clips!

What are they singing for?  This year’s grand prize includes a demo from Osceola Recording Studios, a performance on the side stage at Alltel Pavilion, the opportunity to open for a national act at the Longbranch Entertainment Complex, consultation with management firm Murphy to Manteo, and four tickets on Southwest Airlines anywhere they fly.

Show hosts
MIX 101.5’s Jim Kelly (right) hosts FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! which features K97.5 WQOK’s Brian Dawson (l to r), Sugar Hill Records’ Holly Lowman & Osceola Recording Studios’ Dick Hodgin as judges.

Returning for another season on FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! is host Jim Kelly from MIX 101.5, WRAL-FM.  This season’s judges include Holly Lowman from Sugar Hill Records, Brian Dawson from K97.5, WQOK and Dick Hodgin from Osceola Recording Studios.

FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! is interactive!  Following each week’s show, viewers can vote online for a Wild Card contestant to sing in the live Wild Card Special.  One Ultimate Wild Card contestant will advance to the final show and compete for the grand prize.

UPick U Fly logoA new interactive feature this season is an online viewer contest to coincide with the premiere of the show.  FOX 50 and Southwest Airlines invite viewers to log onto www.fox50.com and pick who they think will be the overall grand prize winner of FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! for a chance to win four roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines.  Picks can be made in FOX 50’s Gimme the Mike! U Pick U Fly Sweepstakes before the season premiere April 19th at 7:30pm.

Thanks to FOX 50’s Christine Van Cott for this capcom story.

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