The Navy-Marine Corps Family Relief Society held the first “Okinawa Idol” contest this afternoon outside the Camp Foster PX. There were seventeen or so contestants, including yours truly, who were required to perform one song for the preliminary round. I sang “I Drove All Night” in the style of Celine Dion and made it to the Final round. There I competed against four extremely talented and entertaining singers. We were required to sing two songs back to back so I chose Madonna’s “Music” followed by “I Will Always Love You” as performed by Whitney Houston. Well, for what it is worth, I am the newly crowned “Okinawa Idol”!!! It was a great experience and I worked my butt off and had a great time.
If you are curious about my singing abilities you can visit my MySpace page . Once you are there, scroll down to the five or so “eSnips” players and you can listen to two demos I cut in Nashville a few years ago as well as some stuff I recorded against karaoke tracks in a friend’s basement studio back in Maryland.