UNCW’s Sing-Off Sensation Dub Idol Returns for Sixth Season Feb. 2

Student Kayla Frank sings in Dub Idol singing competition

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Monday, January 30, 2012

"American Idol" has some competition. On Thursday, Feb. 2, students will show off their singing skills at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's spinoff of the hit show -- the 6th annual Dub Idol. The event will take place at 8 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium on UNC Wilmington's campus. Media are invited to cover this campus event.

A group of Housing and Residence Life resident assistants created Dub Idol six years ago. It has since become a tradition that draws 1,000 students each Homecoming week. Students will line up an hour in advance for tickets.

After four preliminary auditions, 10 students - one from each residence hall, one off-campus and a wild card - are chosen to compete in the sing-off.

In the style of "American Idol," the event will showcase individual performances along with group performances by the men, women and all competitors. The judges, Vice Chancellor Pat Leonard, Director of Housing and Residence Life Brad Reid, faculty member Marina de Ratmiroff and the live audience (via text-to-vote) will decide who wins first, second and third places.

Dub Idol is sponsored by UNCW's Office of Housing and Residence Life, the Association for Campus Entertainment, Residence Hall Association and UNCWeekends.

Media Contact:
Joy Davis, Marketing and Communications, 910.632. 3903 or davisjc@uncw.edu