Ewan Main

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

Community Idol 2010

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 2011 took place on 3rd September 2011; see it all here.
  • Click here to skip straight to the videos.

On 28th August 2010, the grand final of York's Community Idol contest took place in the Grand Opera House. A fantastic night: the contestants did brilliantly well, and there were some excellent special guest performances too.

I had the privilege of being the one to film the whole event (along with my crack team of assistant camera operators - my wife and my former flatmate). We decided to use a combination of high-definition footage and "audience's-eye" shots to show the event from the point of view of those who were there. It was put together to produce the official DVD, sold in aid of York charity SNAPPY.

Below are the individual films of each performance. 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.

Special guest performance: Burnwylde

performing Hammer To Fall, Summer of '69 and The Pretender. Lead vocals in the second song by Lee Johnson of the Micklegate Police Team.

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Mini Idol finalist: Natalia

singing Truly Scrumptious.

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Mini Idol finalist: Harry

breakdancing to Begging.

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Mini Idol finalists: WAJE

performing Don't Stop Believing and Baby.

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Contestant 1: Fuse

dancing to Kung Fu Fighting.

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Contestant 2: Hayley

singing Remember December.

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Contestant 3: Emily

performing Use Somebody and Fix You.

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Contestant 4: Hannah

performing All That Jazz.

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Contestant 5: Jade

singing Think of Me.

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Contestant 6: Jess

singing Run.

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Contestant 7: Sam

performing Life On Mars on the saxophone.

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Contestant 8: Charlotte and Sian

performing For Good.

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Contestant 9: Ebony

singing A Whole New World.

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Contestant 10: Louise

singing The Climb.

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Contestant 11: Sam

singing I Know Where I've Been.

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Contestant 12: True Faith

performing Empire State of Mind.

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Contestant 13: Jailhouse Chicks

dancing to Jailhouse Rock.

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Contestant 14: Francesca

performing The Wizard and I.

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Contestant 15: Chad

singing Ben.

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Contestant 16: Stephanie

singing On My Own.

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Contestant 18: Ailish

singing Don't Stop Believing.

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Contestant 19: Fusion

dancing to Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.

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Contestant 20: Kym

singing That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On.

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Special guest performance: Neil "Elvis G. I. Blues" Wood

performing G. I. Blues, Didja Ever and The Wonder Of You.

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The winner

Another rendition from the winner of Community Idol 2010.

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