Do You Have What it Takes to be
the NEXT PARMA AREA IDOL?
The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Parma Rib ‘N Rock presents the Second Annual Parma Area Idol Contest. It will take place on the Main Stage June 10 -13, during the Rib ‘N Rock Rib Cook-Off, and is open to all amateur performers 13-30 years old. Nearly 30 talented contestants turned out last year and they are hoping to increase that number this year. “Choosing a winner was very difficult last year, the level of talented performers that came out was amazing, I would hate to be a judge,” said Lisa Zaremba, Chamber Executive Director. That duty will go to a professional panel of judges that includes Jerry Colosimo, a local favorite and graduate from Valley Forge High School, Colosimo has been singing in the Cleveland area for over 23 years. Also judging will be Polly Ann Zaremba – Dudek. She has been a professional singer and musician all her life, touring the U.S. and Canada for over 15 years as lead vocalist for the Band Clevelend. The band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is featured the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest rock concert in history, 100 hours and 30 minutes helping to bring the Hall of Fame to Cleveland, Ohio. And let’s not forget the “Simon” of the group Ken Dudek. He is from the Cleveland Management Group, a professional guitar player, singer with a top ten single in 1966 which was No. 8 on Billboard for 6 weeks. He was also a band manager for over 30 years. He has worked with Mercury Records here in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio supplying tour support for such acts as Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Kiss, Joan Jett, Peter Citara, and also managed the band "Clevelend".
They are each highly qualified and really have their work cut out for them. Not only will the winner receive bragging rights as the “Parma Area Idol” making appearances at other local events, but they will also receive a $200 Cash Prize and the chance to record a “demo CD” at Advanced Audio Design Studio.