Hooping Idol 3: Meet the Finalists for 90s Dance Hits Week

HoopingIdolFinalists Welcome to Hooping Idol 3, 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 3, we first want to send out the most heartfelt thank yous to everyone who submitted Hooping Idol 3 Casting Week auditions. You made our finalist decision making process the most difficult to date as you’re all so freakin talented and each and everyone of you are already Hooping Idols in our book so if you didn’t make the cut, please don’t let that be a reflection of your mad skills or how much we care because we love you all with all our heart. With more than 50 hoopers auditioning this year it pained us to have to narrow the list down to 20 and we have nothing but love for everyone who threw their hoop into the ring this year. We so wish we were able to bring everyone along for the ride.

For Casting Week we asked you to create an audition video introduction, to show us a little bit of the city or town in which you live, to tell us what you love about hooping and include a demonstration of your skills. We gave you posting instructions and reminded you of the importance of following our directions to the letter. Casting Week entries that met the basics were then evaluated further. 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, ultimately bringing us here and a final consensus on our final 20 – plus one returnee from last year. So now, without any further ado, we proudly present your 2013 Hooping Idol Finalists for Season Three for 90s Dance Hits Week in alphabetical order. Keep in mind the page is video heavy and make take some time to load. Thanks!

1. Andie Asacker of Burlington, Vermont, USA.

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2. Jozette Boormann, aka Iso Insane, of Worth Center, New York, USA.

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3. Laurie Brenneman of Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

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4. Cheko Cabrera of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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5. Jamee Campbell of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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6. Mari Cunningham, aka Merrily Spins, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA.

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7. Kim Cuppett of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

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8. Lilea Duran of Napa, California, USA.

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9. Rosalie Fan of Hooptown, Pennsylvania, USA.

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10. Maryève Gaudreau of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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11. Emma Hörnell, aka Emma Who, of Östersund, Sweden.

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12. Lee Jeffries of Pensacola, Florida, USA.

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13. Ashley Long, aka IndigoSol of Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

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14. Sydney Melanaphy, aka Sydney Spins, of Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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15. Courtney McCormick of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

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16. Vanessa Ortiz, aka Vanessa Fae of Miami, Florida, USA.

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17. Marion Papillon of Lyon, France.

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18. Erin Rosenthal, aka Faeryn, of Los Angeles, California, USA.

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19. Sara Sentman of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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20. Kathryn Thessman, aka Ryn Hooligan, of Wellington, New Zealand.

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21. Grace Virant of Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

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Hooping.org congratulates all of our Hooping Idol finalists for Season 3 and we once again give the utmost of applause to everyone who made themselves available for Hooping Idol 2013. We wish we could have cast all of you and we sincerely mean that. Thanks again everybody! As for our Season 3 Finalists the first thing you will need to do is study Hooping.org’s Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video diligently in order to avoid a lot of simple mistakes during your time here on Hooping Idol. Tackle any technical questions you may have with your friends sooner rather than later to eliminate shaky camera work once and for all, figure out sound issues, etc. If you don’t have a certain skill set now is the time to ask your friends, family and community for help. Your in for a ride and people will support you. Then it’s time to officially welcome you to your very first Hooping Idol challenge. The kickoff theme is always about showcasing what you can do in a super fun way and getting us excited. Our first year we hit it with The 80’s, last year Disco, and this year, well, can you say “La Bouche”?

Hooping Idol 90's Dance Hits Week Welcome to 90’s Dance Hits Week on Hooping Idol. For this challenge you will need to: 1) Choose a 90’s Dance Hit as your soundtrack, 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 90’s Dance Hits week and received confirmation that it is yours you will not be allowed to change it and pay close attention to the tip on soundtrack choices in Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video prior to making your selection. 3) Create your 90’s Dance Music Week Hooping Idol video that really shows us what you’re capable of with your hooping and what makes you stand out. Be creative! Weave in a story, take us on a journey – you want to set yourself apart and stand out in a sea of 21 Idol contenders, 4) Post your video on YouTube and Vimeo on or before Sunday, April 14th, 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 on YouTube and Vimeo: Hooping Idol 90s Dance Hits Week on Hooping.org. 5) Copy the urls for your video and email the links to hoopingidol@gmail.com. And most of all, have fun with your 90s Dance Hits Challenge – and make it count, because at the end of 90s Dance Music Week five of our Hooping Idol finalists will be going home.

Happy 90s Dance Hits Week on Hooping Idol everybody!

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