Photos by Rob Strong ’04
It was a celebration of great Dartmouth singing and also great singing competitions Friday, March 3, when the 10th annual Dartmouth Idol Finals took to the Spaulding Auditorium stage in front of a packed, feverishly excited crowd. Not only did this year’s six finalists show their stuff in solos, duets and group numbers (with multiple gown changes and high production values), but they were joined by Idol winners from the past 10 years. Serving as MC, comedian Rachel Dratch ’88 cracked up the house, including resurrecting her iconic “Debbie Downer” character from Saturday Night Live to react to a medley of songs by artists who died this past year.
After swift tallying of audience votes, Brooke Bazarian ’20 of Portland, Me., who’s also active in improv and the Dartmouth Department of Theater, took first place; Tyné Freeman ’20, well known on campus as a soloist with the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble and other jazz, gospel and African diaspora ensembles, won second place; and Audrey Djiya ’17 of Lords Valley, Penn., active in campus theater and a cappella, was given the third-place award.