I just got the great news that I’ve been “shortlisted” by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus to sing for their Big Gay Idol portion of their Big Gay Sing 2 event! Hosted By
Scott Nevins with Special Guest Star Petula Clark!
This means that I get to sing at least once on either March 25th or March 26th. In one of those nights, and in the first half of the show, I (and three other contestants) will get to sing a portion of “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret” the musical (others have the choice also to sing “I Am What I Am” from “La Cage Aux Folles”). Audience members then vote their favorite singer of the three. The winner will get to sing the song of their choice again in the second half of the evening, only this time with the full band and the ENTIRE NYC GAY MEN’S CHORUS AS BACKUP! A different set of 3 singer-contestants will appear for the other evening, so a total of six contestants and two “finalists” (of sorts) will sing.
I will know on Thursday whether my evening is Thursday March 25th or Friday March 26th. Watch this blog on Friday to see which night I will perform. In the meantime, please check out my submission video I made for this competition. To be perfectly clear, Charles Beale – Artistic Director of NYCGMC – made it straightforward in his welcoming email to us that this two-night event is “giant Karaoke party to celebrate song!…this competition is intended to be fun.” So I look forward to glamming it up, wearing my fake diamonds, perhaps a sparkly top, then singing my heart out for a bit, enjoy the talent and fun onstage…
…and then perhaps (crossed fingers) singing my soul out with a huge number of fantastically talented gay men singing behind me.
A girl can dream, right? Hope to see you there!