Hooping Idol 2: Meet the Finalists for Disco Week

Hooping Idol Welcome to Hooping Idol 2, Hooping.org’s award-winning contest that will be leading us all on an ever spinning journey in our quest to find the planet’s next big hooper star! Before we introduce our finalists for Season 2, we first want to send out the most heartfelt thank yous to everyone who submitted Hooping Idol Casting Week auditions. You made our finalist decision making process incredibly difficult as you’re all so freakin talented and each and everyone of you are already Hooping Idols in our book. With more than 50 hoopers auditioning this year, it pained us to have to narrow the list down to 20 – and it took us longer to do than we hoped because we have nothing but love for everyone who threw their hoop in the ring this year and we wish we were able to bring everyone along for the ride.

For Casting Week we asked you to create an audition video showcasing your personality and creativity that shared with our audience a little of your hooping life, as well as a little of your hooping. We gave you posting instructions and told you how to submit your video along with what to include with your submission. Casting Week entries that met these basics were then evaluated further. We charted the hooping experience of everyone to figure out where the majority fell on a hooping timeline to help ensure greater equality at the gate. We also examined the skill set of each of our applicants and awarded points to those who, regardless of how long they have been hooping, we believed would be able to hold their own. These things and many more were considered that ultimately allowed us to arrive at a consensus on our final 20. So now, without any further ado, we proudly present your 2012 Hooping Idol Finalists for Season Two for Disco Week in alphabetical order:

1. Aidan Jeavons of Brighton, England, UK.


2. Angela Keen, aka Snake The Fire Dancer, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.


3. Cally Chavez of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.


4. Chad Forsberg of Boulder, Colorado, USA.


5. Chrisha Favors of Huntsville, Alabama, USA.


6. Danni Iredale of Leicester, England, UK.


7. Digitalis, aka Jessica Davis, of Orland Park, Illinois, USA.


8. Hannah Flett of Exeter, England, UK.


9. Harlow, aka Natasha Halliday, of Christchurch, New Zealand.


10. Heather Denham of Grants Pass, Oregon, USA.


11. Jasmine Leong of Canberra, Australia,


12. Laura Orcutt of Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.


13. Lilea Spirals, aka Lilea Duran, of Napa, California, USA.


14. Margaux-Lila Chupa-Hoops, of Paris, France.


15. Max Anthony of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.


16. Roxanne Ridge of London, England, UK.


17. Sarah Sparkles, aka Sarah Strahler, of Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


18. Shannon Herrington of Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA.


19. Stephanie Gluck of Columbus, Ohio, USA.


20. Van Doan, aka Zaylaa, of Santa Ana, California, USA.

Hooping.org congratulates all of our Hooping Idol finalists for Season 2 and we once again give the utmost of applause to everyone who made themselves available for Hooping Idol 2012. Thanks again everybody! You all rock and there are many more we wish we could have cast. As for our Season 2 Finalists the first thing you will need to do is study Hooping.org’s Ten Easy Hooping Video Tips so that you avoid these ten easy mistakes during your time here on Hooping Idol. Tackle any technical questions you may have with friends sooner rather than later to eliminate shaky camera work, sound issues, etc. Once you’re familiar with these ten easy tips and how to avoid them then it’s time to officially welcome to your first Hooping Idol challenge.

Disco Welcome to Disco Week on Hooping Idol. For this challenge you will need to: 1) Choose a disco song that speaks to you and your hooping, 2) Claim that song via email to hoopingidol@gmail.com. If the song is already claimed by another hooper, you will be notified to choose another track. Once you’ve claimed a song for Disco Week and received confirmation that it is yours you will not be allowed to change it. As per Hooping.org’s Ten Easy Hooping Video Tips as well, be sure to check YouTube in advance to make sure your song or video will not be censored on YouTube due to copyright violation due to your soundtrack choice. 3) Create your disco hoop dance Hooping Idol video that really shows us what you’re capable of with your hooping, 4) Post your video on YouTube and Vimeo on or before Sunday, April 22nd, at 11:59pm PST. Be aware that videos do take time to upload and post so don’t wait til the last minute. 5) Title your video: Hooping Idol Disco Week on Hooping.org. 5) Copy the urls for your video and email the links to hoopingidol@gmail.com. Have fun with your Disco Week Challenge, and most of all, make it count, because at the end of Disco Week, five of our Hooping Idol finalists will be going home. Happy Disco Week on Hooping Idol everybody!

18 comments for “Hooping Idol 2: Meet the Finalists for Disco Week

  1. April 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations to every one in the 20. Now for some fun. A special big shout out to the UK contingent, in particular Dani !!! Go Dani, I already know you are a great hooper and able performer. Can’t wait to see you get stuck into this.

  2. April 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    All of these hoopers are awesome. In fact, I find these hoopers a bit different from season one. Harlow has been a great person to look up too hoop wise. She doesn’t come from a dance back ground yet she grooves with flowable skillz. I love season two!!! These guys are rockin.

  3. April 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations to all the hoopers! Get ready for the ride of your life! I am so looking forward to watching this season unfold! So exciting!

  4. April 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats to all finalists! As Philo says, you are all already winners & I’m looking forward to seeing what unfolds!

  5. April 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity hooping.org folks!! Good luck everybody, let the fun begin! πŸ˜€

  6. April 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Congrats to everyone! I can’t wait to see you all in your disco glory!

  7. April 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    How could this be any MORE exciting? Good luck to all!

  8. April 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    This is the first time that someone I know In Person is in something, which I am positive will see me chewing off more nails than I currently have πŸ˜€
    Good luck and skills to you all and YAY for our girl!!!!

  9. April 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Yay Sarah!!!

  10. April 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Congratulations to everyone who made it to the finals! I will be following the upcoming competition with great enthusiasm… Can’t wait to know who the winner will be! Good luck to all!

  11. April 19, 2012 at 5:46 am

    SOOOO Excited to see all the amazingness πŸ˜€

  12. April 20, 2012 at 7:10 am

    i feel like I just met 20 new friends. Congrats on having the courage to enter this contest! Can’t wait to see your creative entries!

  13. April 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I think we need a some write in votes for aiden’s dad πŸ˜‰

  14. April 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Congrats to all the contestants and best wishes for Disco Week. Let’s see those moves, y’all!

  15. April 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Congrats to all!!! Everyone here is really awesome hooper. Good luck for Disco week, everybody!

  16. April 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Yes, hoop dance DOES exist in the midwest – in Indiana! Here’s best of luck to Max Anthony of Fort Wayne!

  17. April 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Thank you again for letting me go to Disco week! I had fun taping my next video!

  18. April 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Woot Woot!!! Rock out hoopers! Much love to far flung sisters Cally and Chrisha!!!! <3 you two, and <3 you all!!!!

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