Hiram College

Students showed off their vocal pipes at Hiram Idol last night, singing everything from country tunes to Broadway classics.

The event, which was held last year as a singing competition, served this year as a fundraiser for Student Life’s Relay For Life team, The Incredibles.

The competition’s format closely mirrored that of “American Idol,” except the 11 contestants had back-up music in the form of a karaoke machine and the judges took turns giving feedback.

The panel of judges included Tim Bryan, chief of staff; Liz Okuma, associate dean of students; and Steve Jones, vice president for business and finance. They gave scores, which, coupled with student reaction, determined the winners.

Rachael McGrail ’14, took first place with her rendition of Barbra Streisand’s “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” Elizabeth Haase ’13, took second place singing Cee Lo Brown’s “Forget You” and Saurav Nepal ’11, came in third place with his rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

AVI Foodsystems provided all of the equipment used for the evening, and contestants paid a $5 entry fee, which will go to Relay for Life. The inaugural Relay For Life event at Hiram will take place at Charles A. Henry Field on April 1.

View photos of the event and watch a video. For more about Hiram’s Relay For Life, visit its website.