Last night was the first preliminary round of the local Your Hometown Idol competition. I was asked to be a judge. Kids performed last night, and the finalists will complete at a local festival in July. It is so fun to be a part of this, and I loved watching the kids sing. I detected a little bit of nerves in all of them, but any kid who will participate in something like this obviously has a confidence within them. I was very moved by each performance and felt so much pride for these kids, even though I didn't know them. I wanted to give them each a huge hug after their performances, but that would have been slightly (majorly?) creepy.
There will be two more preliminaries this month: one for teens and one for adults. I look forward to them!