JRB 2008 Karaoke Contest
On Friday, October 3, 2008, Jason announced the winners of his "First Official Summer JRB Karaoke Competition."
They are Natalie Hawkins,
Natalie Weiss, Jonathan Reid Gealt and Jonathan Shew. Each of these winners will
perform on-stage with Jason at his October 13 concert in NYC.
We present individual links to each of their winning entries below. (You may need
to turn off your pop-up blocker to hear the entries from the Jonathans, as they're not posted on YouTube.)
Click to view winning entries:
Hear more from these four performers on this site at:
More strong entries
Watch our favorite entries to the "First Official Summer JRB Karaoke Competition." Note: we reviewed
all YouTube entries, but only a few from other services.
JRB Contest Special Awards
JRB joked that he might pick finalists in categories,
like "Craziest Bedroom Decor" and "Most Interesting Interpretation Of Pitch."
We suggest creating a few "Special Awards" - and we present our winners here.
Some of these awards are serious, some are funny and some are both. However, nobody is listed here unless
they gave a finalist-level performance.
Best Music Video
- Winner - Dan Olson (Banion5), King of the World - or in his case, King of central Japan
- Honorable Mention - Maddy Trumble, I'm Not Afraid
- Winner - Shelly Bort, She Cries - the entire second half
Most Excited Video Camera
- Winner - Shelly Bort again, King of the World - watch the photos dance at 4:14
- Winner - Amber Nicole Patrick, I'm Not Afraid - especially after 2:20
Best Triple Threat
- Winner - Daniel Hines (DShines22), for very strong entries on all three songs
Most Effective Use of Vibrato
- Winner - Alex Heinen (MissBroadwayDork), I'm Not Afraid
- Honorable Mention - Zak Resnick, She Cries - especially after 3:00
Prettiest Blue Eyes Ever Seen
- Winner - Anthony Johnson (WoodlandCreature22), I'm Not Afraid - and he rocks the song, too
- Honorable Mention - Anthony Johnson, She Cries
Most Famous Performer
- Winner - Jonathan Reid Gealt, She Cries
- Honorable Mention - Natalie Weiss (natdawg7), I'm Not Afraid
Best Non-Native English Performer
- Winner - Bobby Araujo, She Cries
- Also, winner best timed slideshow
- Winner - Adam Parnell (MrBroadwayDork), She Cries - can't wait to hear more from him