Tired of singing in the shower? Want to take Karaoke to the next level? Not afraid to flex your vocal muscles? Why not consider becoming a U of T Idol contestant?
Hart House Music Committee is proud to host a series of vocal competitions that will determine: who is the U of T Idol? Taking a cue from the popular reality show, U of T Idol is a night of drama, suspense, fun and most of all good music. Hart House Music Committee is searching for the person with the best vocal chops and winning personality to crown this year’s U of T Idol. Great prizes, constructive advice and the musical support of Dave Clark and The Uplifters round out the night. Incredible prizes and loads of bragging rights!
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Want to compete? Register here!
2012 / 2013 Show Dates:
- Thurs. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Nov 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Feb 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm
- Finale: Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm
November 2012: UofT Idol
October 2012 Winner: Ada Chan
For Ada, music is a transcendental language, it does not speak, it feels. When she performs, she becomes her music and feels the warmth and happiness that radiates from her audience. Since childhood, she has had an affinity with instruments and sounds, playing the piano beginning in third grade, teaching herself the acoustic guitar in university, and belting out her vocal chords on stage.
November 2012 Winner: Anindita Bose
Anindita Bose, is a fourth year student studying biological anthropology. She started singing at the age of 3 and has participated in school choirs and took vocals throughout high school. Entering university had put nearly a 3 year break from music, until U of T Idol gave her the opportunity to shine.
January 2013 Winner: Alexa Swaby
I am a fourth year student at U of T majoring in Sociology with minors in Caribbean studies and Spanish. Music has always been a passion of mine even though I don’t study it right now at the university level. Along with singing, I also dance for Fo’Real Dance Crew, a competitive hip-hop dance crew at U of T. I have never sung at U of T. In fact, most people don’t even know I can! It’s been 4 years since I have sung in public. It’s also the first time that I am singing by myself. I am very gracious to UofT Idol and all the organizers behind this event for this opportunity.
February 2013 Winner: Daniel Oh
Daniel has been an active performer since the age of 14. As a member of several jazz, rock, and blues bands, he has played at a variety of venues. In addition to these bands, he has also performed solo many times. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having played guitar, trumpet, and piano. Daniel has an extreme passion for music, and has been able to expand the range of genres he has been able to perform, if only for the enjoyment of doing so.
The Uplifters are Jason Kenemy, Michael Herring and Dave Clark from the Woodshed Orchestra. These cats celebrate the deep grooves of R n B, Funk, Calypso, Punk, Jazz, Blues, New Orleans 2nd Line and Pop in a gumbo of original tunes that are made to rock your soul. They are host to guest musician Paul Kolinski of the Silent 5 whilst on the Hart House Idol run 2012/2013.