CSU Idol to take place at halftime beginning Saturday
Oct. 2, 2008
By Josh Kruger
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Everyone’s favorite singing competition is coming to Colorado State as the CSU marching band will be hosting CSU Idol as part of its halftime performances at two upcoming Rams football games. After preliminary rounds were conducted by ASAP and the band, three finalists have been chosen to participate in the semifinals.
Katie Beilman, Joshua Savage and Cammie Kolber will all have the opportunity to sing at Hughes Stadium during halftime of Saturday’s CSU-UNLV football game, with the finals taking place the following week during halftime of the CSU-TCU game, Oct. 11.
At halftime on Saturday, the three finalists will sing songs made popular by the smash TV hit American Idol, with the marching band providing the music. After the performance, fans attending the game will decide which two singers advance to the finals by text messaging their vote. There is no charge to vote, but standard text messaging rates do apply.
Voting will take place from the end of the performance until the end of the third quarter of the game. Results of the voting will be announced in the fourth quarter, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the finals the next week.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support CSU Idol’s three semifinalists.
Beilman is a freshman this year at CSU. She has been singing her whole life and has always enjoyed performing. She was in all of her school’s musicals and participated in many choir events, both in and out of school. After college, she plans to go to nursing school to get her midwifery certificate. Other than singing, her hobbies include dancing, laughing, eating and hanging out with her sister.
Savage is a sophomore vocal performance major and theatre minor at CSU. He’s been greatly involved with CSU’s Opera Theatre, portraying Melchior in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Pistola in Verdi’s Falstaff, and will portray Daniel Buchanan in Weill’s Street Scene. He has also been active in the local theatre scene, portraying Peter in Bare, A Pop Opera, and he will be seen as Jackie Sparks in Bas Bleu’s world premiere production of 1940s Radio Christmas Carol. He was also the Colorado NATS winner in Music Theatre. Joshua grew up east on the plains of southern Colorado, where he loved riding horses and the wide open air.
Kolber is a second-year vocal music education student at CSU. Originally from Boulder, Colo., she has been singing for most of her life in choirs and musical theatre productions. Most recently she was seen as Penelope Pennywise in CenterStage Theatre Company’s production of Urinetown. She is a member of Colorado State Opera Theatre and sings with the Colorado State Concert Choir. In addition, Kolber writes and performs her own music with her guitar. In the spring of 2007, she recorded her first album The End of the Beginning. When she is not singing, her favorite things to do are to play the guitar and watch hours of Law and Order.