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Trophies 'N Tees
Comes up with a new T-shirt design every year.
The new design for 2018 is right here!
Click it for a larger image.

Watch and listen to it here:

The winning alternate from the online voting:
(He won it by a mile.)

The best live entertainment in the valley!
Thursday, March 22 - David M. Player Center For the Arts
Tickets are available at Richards Music in Safford.

The Finals
Thu, Mar 22, 7pm

David M Player Center for the Arts
985 S. 14th Ave., Safford (Next to Safford High)

2008 Idol Winner Adam Crohn
2017 Idol Winner Darryn Kamae
2016 Idol Winner Brianna Morris
2014 Idol Winner Olivia Jeffs

2017 Idol Winner Darryn Kamae
2008 Idol Winner Adam Crohn
2016 Idol Winner Brianna Morris
2014 Idol Winner Olivia Jeffs
2009 Idol Winner Theresa Campbell
2015 Idol Winner Damian Larson

Contestants (in order)

(not in show order)

Hamilton Bolen
Bre Hancock-By The Grace of God
Elizabeth Miller-I Put a Spell On You
Madeline Kamae-Valarie
Gene Willey-I Can Only Imagine
Shayla Smith-Broken Angels
Holly Shumway-Independence Day
Kendra Smith-Mamas Broken Heart
Jerica Young
Hannah Bradley-Rise Up
Lacey Bryce-You Lie
Connor Hanson-All I Ask
Ashley Clement-Lullaby or Birdland
Izzy Alder-I Dreamed a Dream
Harley Overton-All I Ask
Morgan Miller-I Will Always Love You
Pete McCormick-Love Me
Jamie Tellez-Man OF Constant Sorrow
Laura Mehl


In order to compete, you must sign a form that gives us permission to use photos and audio/video recordings of you in any way we want. This includes playing them on the radio, showing them on Valley Telecom local TV and posting online (to our web site, YouTube, etc.). And remember, the internet is forever.

What happens at the preliminaries?
Contestants at the preliminaries will sing one song of their choosing in front of the judges, other contestants and THOUSANDS OF ADORING FANS!!! (ok, maybe just hundreds).

  • Your song will be sung a cappella (without any instruments, backup music, etc.) Just you and a microphone!
  • Your song should be memorized. If you're busy worrying about the words, you can't concentrate on the performance.
  • Try to limit yourself to 60 - 90 seconds. One verse and a chorus should be more than enough for the judges to tell what your talents are.
  • Song choice: We strongly suggest that you choose a song with which the judges are most likely familiar.
  • Look the part: Dressing up is not required, but is appreciated. It is an excellent way to show the judges that this event was worth the effort to you! Look your best; sound your best.
  • The judges will critique your performance right after you finish. When all the contestants have sung, the judges will make a decision about who and how many will go on to the finals. Guaranteed winners every night!
  • The judges may pick any number of alternates at each preliminary. After all the preliminaries are over, you will vote for your favorite alternate right here on MySouthernAZ.com, and the winner will also compete in the finals.
What happens at the finals?
Contestants who qualify in the preliminaries will compete in the finals, which will be held at the Safford Center for the Arts in March.
  • Finals contestants will sing with a backup track of their choosing.
  • There will be one practice event a few days prior to the finals so contestants can familiarize themselves with the stage and the sound system.
  • Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
  • The winners may also be invited to perform at other events sponsored by McMurray Communications throughout the following year.
  • In the event that a qualifying contestant is not able to compete in the finals, an alternate from the preliminaries may be selected to fill the spot.
  • The decision of the judges is final!

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