The ninth annual Englewood Idol was held at bergenPAC this past Friday. The contest featured 12 singing contestants and Englewood’s Best Dance Crew contest. The first-ever jungle-themed Englewood Idol show also served as a fundraiser for the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund.
The performers hailed from four area high schools including The Dwight-Englewood School, Dwight Morrow High School, the Academies at Englewood and Northern Highlands Regional High School. This year’s judges panel featured Florian Bellanger (acclaimed judge of the TV hit show Cupcake Wars), Caroline Pennell (Star of “The Voice”), Tracey Waples (Former VP of Def Jam/GM of Bad Boy Records), Jerry Lembo (President of Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group) and Alex R. Diaz (Director of Arts Education and Outreach at Bergen Performing Arts Center, Inc.).
Jacob Seeger was crowned 2014 Englewood Idol Winner and Gina Marie Enriquez took home second place, while Emma Petersen finished third. Dance, Dance Evolution won Englewood’s Best Dance Crew contest.