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Welcome to the Karaoke Command Center for the
2011 Gaslight Festival Karaoke Contest!


Sept. 18, 2011

And the winner is ...

Fredrick Russell of Louisville

  Fredrick Russell sang "Breakeven" in the Adults Division Finals last night to win the contest and the $1,000 prize. The karaoke tent at the back of the Blankenbaker House lot was packed all day and far into the night as winners were named in Kids, Teens and Adults Divisions of the contest. Karaoke Disc Jockey Teri French shut down the speakers at the stroke of midnight following an encore by Russell, singing "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Fredrick Russell (left), Amber Reese, Jessie Alagna and Marcel Williams pose with their trophies for dozens of shutterbugs following the 2011 Gaslight Festival Karaoke Contest. Tommie Bell had to leave before the photo shoot.

  Amber Renee Sewell ("You Lost Me"), a previous Kids Division winner, took honors in the Teens Division. And Meadow Drollinger ("Turn On the Radio") won the Kids Division. Points were accumulated through four rounds and 24 judges to determine the Adults champion. The Kids and Teens made it through two rounds (a Semi-Final round was canceled because of a gas leak at GT's) and 10 judges.
  Congratulations to Fredrick Russell, Amber Renee Sewell, Meadow Drollinger and to ALL of the contestants who made the 2011 Gaslight Festival Karaoke contest a fabulous success. We are now looking forward to our next big event: The Thoroughbred Chorus Annual Show on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Memorial Auditorium.
After Thoroughbreds' President Ron Brumleve presented the trophy and check, Russell had just one burning question: "Can I judge in this contest next year?"

Scores for the Top Five in each division
are in the sidebar at the top right. Check
the Photos page in a couple days for
more scenes from the contest.

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Karaoke Finals held at the Thoroughbred Family Entertainment Pavilion, a.k.a. the historic Blankenbaker House

There was plenty of food, soft drinks, beer and even Graeter's Ice Cream at the Pavilion. Activities included inflatable bouncies, a huge electronic gaming trailer, face painting and LOTS OF SINGING! We want to thank Ed Hardman for coordinating the massive effort at the Pavilion.

And in case you were wondering, the UK vs. UofL football game was shown on the big screens away from the contest stage. The Cards won, 24-17.

The Thoroughbred Family Entertainment Pavilion opened at 5 pm on Thursday, prior to the Gaslight Festival Parade and operated Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday from noon till 6 pm.

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If you have any questions about the contest, feel free to e-mail the event coordinator at:

J.T. Harper
Event Coordinator (EC)
Gaslight Festival Karaoke Contest

  Name Finals Song Points  
  Fredrick Russell Breakeven 3086  
  Amber Reese House of the Rising Son 3060  
  Jessie Alagna And I Am Telling You 2987  
  Marcel Williams What I Say (Part 1) 2983  
  Tommie Bell Until You Come Back To Me  2947  
  Name Finals Song Points  
  Amber Renee Sewell You Lost Me 1243  
  Madysen Brinley Anyway 1173  
  Kendal Lehmenkuler That Song In My Head 1149  
  Laura Terry Gunpowder and Lead 1118  
  Maria Kellogg Speak Now 1108  
  Name Finals Song Points  
  Meadow Drollinger Turn On the Radio 1199  
  Katie Potts The Climb 1157  
  Lily Dean Angels 1154  
  Paige Allen Fallen 1135  
  Macey Witt Coal Miner's Daughter 1076  

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The Thoroughbred Chorus has performed for the Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival public the past several years at the Adults Division Finals of the karaoke contest. We continued that tradition this year at the Thoroughbred Family Entertainment Pavilion.


This low-res video was shot with a digital camera by one of our many fans. We would welcome a submission of a higher quality video. On the other hand, in this fuzzy version it's hard to tell which of the short, bald guys is your humble webmaster.

Aug. 30, 2011

The Thoroughbreds are proud to sponsor this event for the sixth year in a row. This year we will use six different venues for qualifying rounds and we've rented an entire building for the dramatic finals in all three divisions! More than 140 adults, teens and kids contestants will cross our stages during a 19-day stretch of competition.

The contest kicks off tonight with the first Adults Division qualifying round at Wick's Pizza. We hope you all will come out to compete, cheer on your friends, scout the competition, or just watch and have fun!


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The Official Rules and Official Flyer are online as well

August 10, 2011

The 2011 Gaslight Festival Karaoke Contest begins in less than three weeks. You are now able to check out the rules and schedule online, then pre-register for your qualifying round.

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Warren Donaldson
Chief Contest Registrar and Webmaster
Thoroughbred Development
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