Annual ‘Idol’ competition returns to Lovett Auditorium

Murray State students will once again have the opportunity to flex some vocal muscles to compete for the title of Murray State Idol. Every year students compete against each other in hopes of being named the winner of this campus-wide vocal talent competition.

The competition is divided up by residential colleges which pick one participant from their respective college to compete in the contest.

Each contestant will choose a song that they believe shows their vocal range to the judges.

Last year, Charzetta Shelbie Pittman, a now junior from Memphis, Tenn. and a resident from Springer-Franklin College, won the competition.

She sung “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” by Jennifer Holiday from the musical “Dreamgirls.”

“I feel extremely privileged to have even had the opportunity to compete with such great singers,” Pittman said last year. “Everyone was so passionate about what they were doing and it was truly a pleasure to even be around such musical people.”

Pittman advised interested students to stick with their true colors for the contest.

“Remember to stay true to who you are. Don’t do anything to please others because your opinion is the one that matters most. Also, remember that you are representing your residential college. Be prideful. Most importantly, have fun.”

Anyone can attend the event and cheer on their designated residential college to show their love and support.

The competition is 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8 in Lovett Auditorium. Admission is free.

Story by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor.