Final round

Published: March 2012


The eighth annual BC Idol competition concluded on the evening of Thursday, February 16 in Robsham Theater with 10 undergraduate acts culled from 52 at regional auditions held on the Newton, Lower, and Upper campuses. Contestants vied for prizes ranging from $100 to $350 before a panel of judges from the Jesuit community. Some 350 audience members, who paid $10 for the privilege, voted on the winners. Proceeds from the event will help support music lessons and instrument purchases at the St. Columbkille Partnership School, a Catholic elementary school in Brighton operated in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Boston and Boston College. Stealing the show at intervals were St. Columbkille students who performed a flurry of Irish steps and a traditional Indian dance and were rewarded with small plush Baldwins. The event raised $3,500.

Emcees (from left): Hope Benedetti ’13 and Megan Krakowiak ’12.

Contestants (in order of appearance): Alex Proie ’15, Connor Hutchison ’14, Brian Stamm ’12 and Rachael Glassman ’12 (duet), Alex Layton ’13 (third place), Jesús Tapia ’14, Ricky Scheiber ’15 and Julianne Quaas ’15 (duet, first place), Monica Wright ’14, Ally Norton ’13, Andrea Alonso ’14 (second place), and Kristina Rex ’15.

Judges (in speaking order): Don MacMillan, SJ; Michael Davidson, SJ; and Mario Powell, SJ, ’03.

University sponsors: Emerging Leadership Program, Student Programs Office, Office of Community and Governmental Affairs, and Lynch School of Education Senate.

This feature was posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 and is filed under Videos.
Producers: Ravi Jain, Ryan Newton, Video: Ryan Newton, Jordan Jennings.