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Courtney Fagras: The Hooping Idol Interview!

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Last night, in a suspense filled Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale Results Show, we revealed the winner of our fifth exciting season of Hooping Idol. If you haven’t already watched it, please do. It’s quite the reminder of just how exciting this season was! Two months ago, while watching 60 auditions, I clicked play and saw the smiling face of Courtney Fagras from Bellingham, Washington, USA. I vaguely remembered seeing an audition from her last year, but other than that she’d previously been totally off my radar. Given that she was giving it a second shot this year, I thought we should go ahead and include her in the mix. Little did I know, however, she was going to be the one to really capture our hearts and spin her way to win it all.

Consistently doing well with the judges from week to week, Courtney’s response from viewers took a big jump during Pop Music Week and kept right on climbing from there. But who is Courtney Fagras, our new Hooping Idol? Let’s find out! Join us for a very special Hooper of the Week Interview with our new Hooping Idol – Courtney Fagras.

Hooping Idol 5: Our Season Finale Results Show!

idol3finalefeat In our Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale Results Show, Hooping.org salutes all three of our outstanding finalists who made it to the end because all three of them totally rock! What an amazing Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale it was and all of them are winners in our book, even if only one will be spinning away with our Ultimate Hooping Idol 5 Prize Package. We invite and encourage everyone to share the love with all three of our finalists today, regardless of the outcome. We love them all and we hope you do too.

Who will be our new Hooping Idol? Will it be Dizzy Dynamic of Saint Charles, Illinois, USA, Crystal Smith of Jupiter, Florida, USA, or Courtney Fagras of Bellingham, Washington, USA? We’re about to find out.

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. On Tuesday we shared our Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale and now it’s time to find out what happened! So without any further ado, here’s Philo!

Hooping.org’s Philo Hagen hosts our Hooping Idol 5 Finale Results Show, spinning up love for all three of our contenders. And now, our search for the next great hooper star is complete! Thank you once again to all of our contestants this season. We love you all. Thank you to everyone who auditioned, all of our illustrious judges and special guests, all of our amazingly generous prize sponsors, and to each and everyone of you for being a part of the Hooping Idol this year. Congratulations to our new Hooping Idol and happy hooping everybody!

Hooping Idol 5: It’s Our Season Finale!

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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.

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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.

idols 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!

philo 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.

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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.

Hooping Idol 5: Performance Week Results Show

Performance Week 5 copy The results of Hooping Idol 5’s Performance Week are here. Hooping.org congratulates all three contenders that are moving on to our season finale next week and we whole heartedly celebrate those who are departing the competition here. Who will be leaving us following Performance Week and who will be moving forward to spin it up for a shot at the title and our Ultimate Hooping Idol 5 Prize Package? It’s time to find out. Hooping.org’s Philo Hagen hosts our Hooping Idol 5 Performance Week Results Show.

You’re all invited to share the love with the two that are heading home this week. It has been a total blast having both of them be a part of the competition this season and we wish them both nothing but the absolute best there is in all their hoopenings to come. So without any further ado, here’s Philo!

Hooping Idol 5: It’s Performance Week!

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It’s Week 5 of our 5th exciting season of Hooping Idol and we’re down to our 5 fantastic finalists in our search for the next big hooper star. Welcome to Performance Week on Hooping Idol 5!

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. And last week as Science Fiction Week which resulted in 3 more contenders were eliminated.

dj-noodles-1 For Performance Week on Hooping Idol 5, our five finalist will all be hooping to the same exact soundtrack and will all be sharing a single-shot unedited video of their performance. The challenge this week: perform in front of real live human beings, not just in front of a video camera. They needed to find an audience of at least ten people to perform in front of or create one of their own – and to put a little extra spin on the reality of performing professionally, our finalists were told that they were hired to perform at a big Spring Break celebration party in Miami Beach with DJ Noodles. Using his new single Burn, their performances were to be filmed from the perspective that the video camera was just another audience member, preferably one with a front row seat, so that whatever takes place can be seen by all of us just as if we were sitting there too. Our final five were given extra performance tips behind the scenes and now they’re ready to take the stage and the stakes have never been higher! At the end of Performance Week two will be leaving and three will be heading to Hooping Idol 5’s season finale!

Hooping Idol 5: Science Fiction Week Results Show

Science Fiction Week Results Show The results of Hooping Idol 5: Science Fiction Week are in. Hooping.org congratulates all of our contenders that are moving on to the next round and we whole heartedly celebrate those who are departing the competition at this point. Who will be leaving us following Science Fiction Week and who will be moving forward to spin it up in our next challenge? It’s time for all of us to find out.

With 40% of the vote coming from our judges and 60% of the vote coming from all of you, we’ve got nothing but love for all of our contenders and would like to take this opportunity to really thank those who are going home this week for being a part of our exciting fifth season – and for making it so AWESOME! Thank you! We’d also like to thank our judges and all of our prize sponsors for their amazing generosity and community support – and without any further ado, it’s results time! Here’s Philo!

Hooping Idol 5: It’s Science Fiction Week!

sciencefictionweek It’s Week 4 of our 5th exciting season of Hooping Idol and we’re down to 8 amazing finalists in our search for the next big hooper star. Welcome to Science Fiction Week on Hooping Idol 5, and with a theme like Science Fiction Week it’s pretty exciting!

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.

The term “Science Fiction” deals with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. As we said last week, “While their skills and creativity have allowed each of them to make it this far, it’s time for them to really develop a good story for us too. With Science Fiction Week anything is possible, and we’re expecting the unexpected. Think outside the box. Put calls out for support if you need it. Let your imaginations run wild. Spin up a hooping tale like none we’ve seen before.” They were reminded of our Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video, and they were reminded to bring it – because at the end of Science Fiction Week, three more of them will be going home.

Hooping Idol 5: The Pop Music Week Results Show

Pop Music Week Results Show on Hooping Idol 5 The results of Hooping Idol 5: Pop Music Week are in and Hooping.org would like to congratulate all of our contenders moving on to the next round – and we have nothing but love for each and every one of those who are making their departure from the competition. Who will be leaving us following Pop Music Week and who will be moving forward in our quest to find the next great hooper star? It’s time to find out.

Hooping Idol 5: It’s Pop Music Week!

Hooping Idol 5 Spins Pop Music Week It’s Week 3 of our 5th exciting season of Hooping Idol and the competition is super tight in our search for the next big hooper star. Welcome to Pop Music Week on Hooping Idol 5!

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 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 came Disney Week and 5 more were sent home.

The term “Pop Music” was originally derived as an abbreviation for “popular” though it has come to mean something a little more specific these days, even if the genre in and of itself can be extremely eclectic. What will our Idols spin up this week for a shot at making their way one step closer to the title of Hooping Idol and our Ultimate Hooping Idol Prize Package? All we can really say is you’re in for a treat, because everybody takes a step up this week and knocks it right out of the ballpark. Our Top Ten contenders have all been schooled on Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video, were told to think outside the box and let their imaginations run wild, and they were reminded to bring it – because at the end of Pop Music Week, three more of them will be going home.

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Seated at the judge’s table for season five are 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’ll be sharing their thoughts and advice all season long when it comes to just what our Hooping Idol 5 contestants are up to.

philo This season our contestants will also be receiving 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.

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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.

So, are you ready for some Hooping Idol? Great, because it’s Pop Music Week on Hooping Idol 5 and we proudly present our Top Ten contenders in an order that was randomly drawn out of a hat.

Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show

Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show The results of Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week are in and Hooping.org would like to congratulate all of our contenders moving on to the next round – and we have nothing but love for each and every one of those who are departure the competition. Who will be leaving us following Disney Week and who will be moving forward in our quest to find the next great hooper star? It’s time to find out.

Hooping.org’s very own Philo Hagen is your host for the Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show. With huge thanks to all five of our contestants whose journey ends here, thank you so much for being a part of our fifth exciting season. We’d also like to thank our esteemed judges, our incredible prize sponsors for their amazing generosity, and a really big thank you to each and every one of you for tuning in and casting your votes. Thanks for being a part of Hooping Idol. And without any further ado, here’s Philo – and if you can’t see him where you live, try watching on Vimeo.

Hooping Idol 5 Spins Pop Music Week What’s next for our Top Ten Hooping Idol 5 contenders? While their skills and creativity have allowed each of them to make it this far, it’s time for our Top Ten to take it to the next level. That’s why we want to see them put their very own unique spin on songs we all know, right here in the here and now, staking their claim as a hooping pop icon of their own. With a theme like Pop Music Week, anything is possible, and we’re expecting each of them to bring it. Think outside the box. Uncover even more of your creativity. Put calls out for support if need be. Let your imaginations run wild. We want to see that you’re truly a Hooping Idol and we want you to surprise us.

Here’s what our TOP 10 remaining contenders must do: 1) Choose a Pop Music soundtrack for this week. 2) Claim that song via email to hoopingidol@gmail.com. If the song you’ve selected has already been claimed by another hooper, you will be notified of the need to choose again. 3) Read Hooping.org’s Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video one more time. Seriously. Some of the issues mentioned by our judges this week were covered in this. Do NOT make that mistake two weeks in a row. 4) Create your next Hooping Idol video inspired by our theme for the week – Pop Music! 5) Post your video on YouTube and Vimeo on or before Sunday, April 26th, at 11:59pm PST. Be aware that videos do take time to upload so don’t wait until the last minute. 6) Copy your YouTube and your Vimeo video link urls and email them to hoopingidol@gmail.com. That’s it!

Have fun Hooping Idol contenders, but remember to make it count. At the end of Pop Music Week three more of you will be heading home. Happy hooping everybody!