This past Friday, February 10, at Harbor Point Club and Grill in Richardson we had week six of the Reach for the Stars competition. With Pete Cormican having a Party with Pete gig, Lonny Schonfeld, Dan Roark, and Tanya Houston were the judges. Several people who were to perform were taken ill. It’s been that kind of season for a lot of us.
Tanner Usrey, first place winner from week 5, who was to open the show, was one of those under the weather. The rules of the contest state that if a first place winner it unable to open the following week, he forfeits entry into the semi-finals. However, with illness being a valid reason for missing, Tanner will still advance. As will Joe Watson, second place winner from the previous week, who stepped up to come and open the show.
,Joe started the show with four songs, a mix of originals and cover songs. Ordinarily, it would be three songs, but with few competing performers, more songs were needed. Fill-in acts were Cheryl McGuire and Tomas Pineda, Jr. The judges even got into the act, as it were.
Lonny did a Louis Armstrong impression with What a Wonderful World. The only thing missing was the
handkerchief to wipe away the sweat on his brow. Comedienne Tanya got up on stage for a few routines. Dan closed the show with a few of his songs on ukulele and harmonica.
With only three competitors, David Conger came in first place, Cindy Lewis was second, and Sonja Wade was third.
Come on out Friday night for week seven. There is always a lot of good talent. Great music, good food, reasonable drinks, and a friendly staff. If you would like to play as a fill-in performer or compete in the contest, call Anthony at 214-660-4799. There are spots open for this week. Come show us your talent!
Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.
Peace be with you.