Mystery Karaoke dazzles crowd
September 7, 2012
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The 2012 Mystery Karaoke Contest was all music and fun Friday, Aug. 24 at the Community Activity Center. The performance introduced 5 unknown singing talents who wanted to "stretch their stuff" on the big screen.
"There's a lot of shower singers," stated Dean Herrera, who helped organized the event.
"I wanted a chance for people to prove to themselves that 'they can do it. This was strictly for fun," he added.
The Mystery Karaoke contest had participants stand behind a screen, so the audience was only able to view their silhouette and hear their voices. Each contestant had the opportunity to sing two songs to show their vocal prowess.
Spc. Ricky Vacka from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 719th Military Intelligence Battalion, said he was excited about this show. "I just want to see my co-worker win because he truly loves singing", said Vacka. "Singing is his hidden passion".
There were two categories of performers: the child category from age 10 to 17 and the adult category from 18 years and up. There were four judges from the area that had the task of judging each contestant. Scores had to be tallied to see who the winner would be.
"It makes me feel like Paula from American Idol," Staff Sgt. Jennifer Sti from American Forces Network Osan, who was one of the four judges. "Judging the performance harder than one might think. It is difficult to grade someone on their performance."
Jasmine Hall won the children's category and Staff Sgt. Edward Christian from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison Humphreys won the adult category.
"This is awesome, I hope I can do it again," said Robert Tailer, a judge.
"This event was for the Soldiers, that's what it is about."