The singing competition Nazzy Idol returned for its second round on Monday night in the Ruth A. Cameron Auditorium. The remaining six contestants sang solo this week after performing Disney duets one week ago.
This week, contestants sang Christian songs from Air 1’s top songs list.
The three contestants that will perform in next week’s final are Mike Maynard, Emma Thies, and Cameron Smith.
Thies closed the show with “Dead Come to Life” by Jonathan Thulin.
Smith performed “Redeemed” by band Big Daddy Weave.
Maynard sang a rendition of “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North.
Despite trying to overcome a cold, Maynard was pleased with his performance.
“I think it went well,” Maynard said. “Clearly the audience saw something they liked, so I guess it must have been alright.”
Maynard is looking forward to next week’s finale.
“It’s pretty exciting to be in the top three, especially with the amount of talent in the competition,” he said. “I am looking forward to being able to jam with the other contestants in the finale and give ENC a great show.”
Eliminated this round were Kara Magnuson, who sang “Overcomer” by Mandisa, Tyler Oates who performed “My God” by Jeremy Camp, and Caitlin Schesser, who performed “Need You Now” by Plumb.
One of the judges for Nazzy Idol, Megan Johnston, the assistant volleyball coach, was impressed by all of the contestants.
“It was very fun,” Johnston said. “Everyone did such a great job tonight, and they were all equally amazing.”
The show closed with a montage of audition tape from contestants, who did and didn’t make the final cut, as well as a short blooper reel of singers.
The next round, wherein the final three contestants will compete for the winning title and a cash prize of $100, is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Ruth A. Cameron Auditorium.