It all ends tonight.
All last month CSU Idol performers sung their way through ASAPâ€™s CSU Idol competition, battling it out to be CSUâ€™s next Idol. Tonight it all comes to a head as the final three contestants perform at Crewz Control at the Lincoln Center. The event begins at 7 p.m., and admission costs $14.
â€œCrewz Control is a dance showcase that will feature I aM mE, the winner of MTVs hit show series Americaâ€™s Best Dance Crew season 6, along with Hype 5-0, Kaba Modern Legacy, and Coloradoan natives BreakEFX, Motion Underground, The Hype 303, Colorado School of Dance and special performance from the winners of the Down for Life Hip-Hop Expo,â€ according to the Lincoln Centerâ€™s website.
â€œIâ€™m really excited to sing at Crewz Control,â€ said finalist Kathryn Gadomski and a human development and family studies major. â€œIâ€™ve been hip-hop dancing since I was little, and itâ€™ll be really cool to see their performance.â€
But first, the night starts with CSU Idol. The winner of which will be determined on a text-to-vote basis, according to ASAP Special Event coordinator Sydney Jackson-Clockston. The code to vote will be revealed that night at the show.
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to performing in front of a large audience,â€ said art major Miranda Kimberlin, who is one of the finalists. â€œI think life is about doing things that make you feel alive, and performing definitely does that for me.â€
Another finalist, Connor McCaffrey, an undeclared major, felt the same, adding, â€œI also think it will be interesting because the winner is decided by texting to vote, so it will be very tough to predict the winner.â€
â€œI didnâ€™t expect to make it this far,â€ Gadomski said. â€œThere are so many good singers, and itâ€™s been so exciting each time I learned I got to perform again and move on to the next round.â€
Gadomski, Kimberlin and McCaffrey may be competitors, but that doesnâ€™t make them enemies.
â€œMy favorite part of this process has been the performances themselves,â€ said Kimberlin. â€œI enjoyed the performances of other contestants.â€
â€œI want to win, of course,â€ Gadomski laughed, â€œbut really Iâ€™m just grateful Iâ€™ve gotten to do this.â€
McCaffrey said the whole process of CSU Idol has been a blast.
â€œThere were so many great contestants in this competition, and I really enjoyed being able to hear such great talent,â€ he said.
Chaz Miles, who judged the preceding rounds of the contest, said, â€œAs an artist, I just enjoy seeing talented people in their element. Iâ€™ve also liked seeing how some of the contestants have grown just from the beginning to now.â€
â€œI think finding your niche is important in entertainment,â€ he added, â€œand itâ€™s a very cool thing when you see someone doing that.â€
Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: CSU Idol Finale
Where: Lincoln Center Performance Hall
When: Tonight at 7 p.m.