Addie has been singing since she could talk. She is very shy so she has had to learn to put that aside to showcase her talent. Addie has been in several plays at school and performed with the Inman Theatre for three years. Singing, writing, and performing are her passions.
Olivia has performed in fifteen musicals in the Upstate over the past four years. She takes private voice lessons and has participated in several Broadway Master classes. She absolutely loves to perform and is very excited to sing some new styles of music in Greer Idol, Jr!
Lela was a member of the honor choir at her elementary school for two years and a member of the honor choir for her school district for one year. Earlier this year she auditioned and was accepted into the SC State Elementary Honor Choir. Lela has taken voice lessons for almost a year. She regularly sings with a group and as a soloist in plays at her local theatre. Some of her recent roles included, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mrs. Whobottom in The Grinch, and Nemo in Finding Nemo.
Adriana has loved singing since she was very little. When she was four years old, she participated in a Christmas recital singing Jingle Bells. When she was six years old, Adriana sang How Far I’ll Go at her school talent show. She is currently taking piano lessons.
Lily has loved music and singing from the time she could talk. She has discovered her voice in the last few years through her church praise band. She has practiced her skill through voice and piano lessons, the Greenville Youth Chorale and various talent shows.
GREER IDOL CONTESTANTS (AGES 16+)
Kayla Kershaw has been singing since she was a little girl. Music has gotten her through a lot! Without music, she doesn't think she would be the person she is today! Kayla has done Greer Idol three times. She was the runner up in Greer idol Teen back in 2016! She is excited to see what the competition will bring this year!
Corbin became interested in singing after taking a choir class in sixth grade. That same year, his teacher encouraged him to enter the regional singing competition. After that experience, Corbin studied music and is now a music major in college. In high school, he performed in school musicals and choir. He plays the guitar, drums, base, piano, and sings for his local church in Greer. He also writes and records music.
Keydria's beginning with singing began all the way back in fifth grade where she began to enter within her schools talent shows building up her confidence in her craft. She would later on go on to compete in Greer Idol Teens in the year of 2015 where she placed within the top 4 of the competition and later continue to perform in future talent shows within her school and in her schools choir where she would be able to perform a few solos as well. Keydria has also had the opportunity to perform the National Anthem a few times for a few sport finals but Keydria's biggest accomplishment in her eyes has been the chance to write her own music and be able to perform and record those for many to hear and enjoy as her biggest desire is just to spread happiness with her music and talents.
Dennis R. Sumner, Jr. has always been referred to by his nickname, “Beau”. He has had the incredible opportunity to use his vocals to entertain for many years. Some of his experiences include the following: As a member of the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy Singers while serving in the United States Navy, he participated in performances at many events and cathedrals up and down the U.S. East Coast as well as a few events in western Europe. While a member of that group, they also had the honor of singing the National Anthem at a Boston Red Sox Game at Fenway Park in Boston as well as performing for a Memorial Event for President John F. Kennedy at which Senator Ted Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy & John F. Kennedy, Jr. were in attendance. Beau placed 1st in a vocal competition in Union County, SC, 2nd place in a vocal competition at the Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 3rd at a Clinton’s Got Talent competition in Laurens County, SC and 3rd place at a vocal competition sponsored by the FM country music station WSSL 100 held at the SC Upper State Fair. He has had Emcee/Performance duties at the 2009 Uniquely Union Festival in Union County, SC, the 2011 Una’s Got Talent Competition in Spartanburg County, SC and several other festivals in various communities. Beau has performed on many occasions in church as well as many weddings and funerals, and he has 20+ years of constant performances while hosting as a DJ/Karaoke Jockey.
Ashlyn Blakely is a Performing Arts Voice major at Clemson University. Since her early childhood, she has been singing and performing. Ashlyn comes from a family full of musicians and has been writing original songs since she was 10 years old. After being a national anthem singer for Clemson University Athletics, she began performing the national anthem for NBA teams and The Miss South Carolina Pageant 2019. She competed in Miss Clemson University 2021 and came in fourth place representing Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
Sonia learned everything she could from singing in school and college choirs. Her love for the artistic expression has motivated her participation for bringing art to community. This joy is shared through over a decade of artistic performance with both community and professional theatres across the east coast. Past musical production credits include The Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Rizzo in Grease, and Sr. Mary Downy in DISASTER! The Musical. To be given the opportunity to share her joy for singing with the Greer community is an exciting honor! Many thanks to the audience for contributing to a joyful experience!
JP is being classically and contemporarily trained vocally by Angela Barrett. His history in performance includes a professional theatre production, multiple gigs in the upstate, and years of singing in church.