Welcome to the season finale of Hooping Idol 5! It’s our sixth exciting week in our quest to find the planet’s next great hooper star and the stakes have never been higher. Our three remaining finalists have all spun up something amazing for you and your votes and it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale!
For those just tuning in, we put out the Season 5 Casting Call, introduced you to our 21 contestants and our special guest celebrity judges. Then we kicked things off spinning our way back to the early 1980’s for New Wave Week. In our New Wave Week Results Show, six were eliminated. Next up came Disney Week and 5 more were sent home. After that we had a great time with Pop Music Week and thanks to a tie only 2 more were eliminated. Then came Science Fiction Week which resulted in 3 more contenders were eliminated, followed by Performance Week and 2 more were eliminated.
Our final three had one last video to make and their Finale Week entry was entirely up to them. After all, if they’re going for the title and a shot at winning our Ultimate Hooping Idol 5 Prize Package, they should be doing so at this point entirely on their own inspiration. There was no theme for this week, nothing to guide them or restrain them. We couldn’t be more proud of all of three our contestants and wish each of them the best of luck.
Seated at the judge’s table throughout season five have been Rachael Lust of RachaelLust.com from Marion, Ohio, USA, Nick Broyd of Nick Broyd Hoop from Bristol, England, UK, Bunny Hoop Star of Hoop Empire in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and Katie Sunshine of Katie Sunshine Hoops in Conway, Arkansas, USA. They’ve been sharing their thoughts and advice all season long when it comes to just what our Hooping Idol 5 contestants are up to.
And joining us at the judge’s table for the Season Finale are three incredible ladies who know exactly what it takes to win Hooping Idol, because all three of them did it themselves. Let’s give a great big welcome back to the winner of Hooping Idol 2: Hannah Carter of Green Fairy Hoops from Bristol, England, UK, the winner of Hooping Idol 3: Maryève Gaudreau of Hula Hoop Quebec from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and
the winner of Hooping Idol 4: Esmeralda Garcia of Esmeralda Garcia Performance from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. We’re so excited to have them here sharing their thoughts on our season five finale as well!
This season our contestants also received mentoring advice publicly and behind the scenes from Hooping Idol’s host Philo Hagen. The Managing Editor of Hooping.org and two-time Hoopie Award winner for Video of the Year and Male Hooper of the Year will not, however, be scoring our contestants.
Our Ultimate Hooping Idol 5 Prize Package includes a Glamping Tent Package and performance showcase spot at Hoopcamp 2015 in Boulder Creek, California, USA, a coveted registration to the already sold out Austrian Hoop Convention in Vienna, Austria, an incredible registration to the German Hoop Convention in Hannover, Germany, as well as a registration to Australia’s hoop gathering – Hoopy Happenings in Sydney, Australia. Our new Hooping Idol will also be getting their hands on an amazing Atomic Evoke 4 Smart Hoop from Astral Hoops, two months of free advertising from Hooping.org to jumpstart their career or business, a $250 gift certificate from HoopSupplies.com, the fantastic fire hoop of their choice from Synergy Flow Arts, a $150 gift certificate to look great too from Hoopclothes.com, an Eco Hoop – the world’s first fully recycled plastic hoop – and a Hoop Revolution Core Foundation DVD from our friends at Hoop Revolution, plus the award winning hoop dance documentary The Hooping Life on DVD and a deck of super cool hooper playing cards.
A great big thank you to all of those in our community who have so generously donated prizes for this season, and to all of our judges for taking time out of their hectic schedules to share their thoughts with all of us this week.
There were no constraints or requirements for Finale Week, giving our finalists free reign to spin it up just as they wished. After all, with a prize package like that on the line we didn’t want anything standing in their way. So, is everybody ready? Here we go for one last round! We proudly present our final three contenders, presented in an order that was randomly drawn out of a hat.