“Okinawa Idol”

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. 

Music… my first love

Right now the hubby and I are enjoying the 41st Annual Country Music Awards and man, is the music good this year.  The musicianship is as good as it has been in a long time and we couldn’t be having a better time… unless it was me nominated or even receiving an award.  Yes, me!  Some of you know that I am a singer and that I even tried my hand with two demos in Music City, Nashville, TN in 2002.  You can hear my two demos, “You’re Not Here To Miss You” and “Sorry”, plus four songs I recorded in a friend’s basement recording studio with karaoke tracks and some other tunes I recorded on the computer here in Okinawa with some more karaoke tracks HERE.  Thanks for listening!!