Ewan Main

Design, image, words and ideas, based in York, UK

Community Idol 2011

Notes:

  • These pages are records of two events that I filmed and edited a long time ago! I'm leaving them accessible for as many years as I can so that the participants themselves will still be able to come and download the videos in the future.
  • Community Idol 2010 took place on 28th August 2010; see it all here.
  • Click here to skip straight to the videos.
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On Saturday, 3rd September 2011, the grand final of the fifth annual York Community Idol contest took place in the Grand Opera House. This was the second year in a row when I've had the privilege of filming the event to produce the official DVD. Although I knew a little of what to expect, I was still amazed by the talent; you folks are fantastic!

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Once again, we collected a variety of footage: mostly high-definition stuff from the back of the stalls and from a fixed camera in the gallery, supplemented once again by audience's-eye footage from York's finest camera team, my wife and my former flatmate. This year we also had an intrepid reporter interviewing the acts backstage, and I was also able to go along to the earlier stages in the contest—so, all told, something like 11 hours' worth of footage to be edited...

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Copies of the complete DVD were sold in aid of York charity SNAPPY, but most of the individual performances are below. You can watch them here or click through to YouTube to see high-definition versions of a higher quality than would fit on the DVD. You can also right-click the link underneath each video to download a version that should work on all iPods, iPhones and iPads, as well as most computers.

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Opening titles

including a quick run-down of all the evening's performers.

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Special guest performance: Burnwylde

opening the show with a performance of Whisky in the Jar and River Deep Mountain High.

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Mini Idol finalist: Meg

singing Good Morning Baltimore.

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Mini Idol finalist: Benjamin

performing a piano medley.

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Mini Idol finalist: Jemima

performing Breathless.

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Mini Idol finalists: Chloe and Libby

performing Someone Like You.

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Special guest performance: Michael

performing his own rap.

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Contestant 1: Stephanie and Amy

performing a James Morrison medley.

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Contestant 2: Will

performing Just Haven't Met You Yet.

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Contestant 3: Ailish

performing The Story of Us.

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Contestant 4: Beth

singing Promise Me.

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Contestant 5: Tapping in the Rain

dancing to Singing in the Rain.

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Contestant 6: Declan

performing The A Team.

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Contestant 7: Rachel

singing Time To Say Goodbye.

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Contestant 8: Bron

playing Same Old Song And Dance.

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Special guest performance: Entity

dancing to On The Floor and Raise Your Glass.

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Contestant 9: Marcus

dancing to Time Machine.

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Contestant 10: Hayley

singing I Will Always Love You.

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Contestant 11: Sam

singing Don't Stop Believing.

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Contestant 12: Heather

dancing to Work It Out.

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Contestant 13: Reece

performing Blame It On The Boogie.

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Contestant 14: Aimee

performing Jar of Hearts.

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Contestant 15: Distracted

singing Teenage Dream.

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Contestant 17: Jessica

singing Ave Maria.

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Contestant 18: Flutalele

performing 5 Years Time.

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Contestant 19: Stephanie

singing Go Your Own Way.

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Special guest performance: Burnwylde

with a final performance: Whole Lotta Rosie.

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Results and end credits

including out-takes and a backstage tour!

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