Meet Palmer Mireille – North Georgia Idol 2012

PalmerPalmer Mireille is 14, has been performing on stage since she was 3, and has sung for over 150 audiences.  She has won numerous contests in 3 different states. At 8 years old, she won the Towns Co. Kids Idol. After that she went on to win “Best in Show” in the Spirit of Appalachia contest in North Carolina  2010, highest score vocally in the” Starbound Talent Competition” in Atlanta 2011, and first place in the “Rising Star Regional Competition” in Chattanooga in 2012 before winning the North Ga. Idol, 2012. Besides being an accomplished singer, she has had the lead in many theatrical productions, danced for 11 yrs. and is currently a member  of Studio One’s” Hip Hop Crew” in Blue Ridge.

Palmer has been choreographing for herself and others for 5 years.  Recently, she has been working with well known songwriter Deedee O’Malley in Los Angeles , as well as Producer and track writer Sean Clyde, and has written and recorded her first original song “Spark”. Plans to market it are in the works.  She will spend the first two weeks of March training with the famous vocal coach Raven Kane, in L.A. and recording and writing more songs.

Her petite frame and powerful voice surprise audiences wherever she performs. Palmer loves hip hop dancing, shopping (especially for shoes), playing with her Pomeranian (Rusty) and cats (Fiona and Fluffy), Yoga, watching, “American Idol” and “X-Factor”, watching “Dance Moms”, and going on Instagram and Facebook to catch up with friends.

Palmer was named the 2012 North Georgia Idol in March 2012. She will be joining us for the 2013 competition as a guest judge and will perform her new single during intermission of the March 23rd auditions.

Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains offering a full service restaurant and bar, lodging, live music and special events. For more information www.copperheadlodge.com

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North Georgia Idol 2013

Blairsville, GA, December 10, 2012 – The 3rd Annual North Georgia Idol Contest to be held at The Lodge at Copperhead beginning the third Saturday in March 2013.

The North Georgia Idol Contest is being hosted by The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA. The contest is open to all singers, emerging through seasoned performers, with the exception of those who earn their living exclusively from performing. Auditions will be held on March 16th and 23rd where hopeful contestants will perform before a live audience, including industry professional judges, for a spot in the finale on March 30th.

Information and registration for the North Georgia Idol contest is available at www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com/idol. The entry fee for competing is $25 per singer and payable when registering at the website. Registration is limited, so get signed up today. Contestants will compete for the top prize: a studio recording session and demo package
valued at over $500, provided by Sean Clyde of C&C Media, two time Grammy
nominee, and CSRA Hip Hop Award Winner. Sean has produced some of the top
talents in the world, including, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Trisha
Yearwood, and Garth Brooks, and has worked with some of the best known music
labels including Atlantic Records, Sony, RCA, and Virgin Records. The 2nd and
3rd place winners will win cash and other great prizes.

Contestants should have one song prepared for their audition. Required format is: playable music with no lead vocals. Acceptable music formats: Karaoke Backing Track, Burned CD, or iPod with downloaded music. The top singers selected by judges scoring will advance to the finale on March 30. Finale contestants should have two songs ready to perform following the same contest formats.

The auditions will allow each contestant four (4) minutes to perform their song selection. The judges will comment immediately following each singer’s performance and score them. As part of the registration process, entrants will receive an email that verifies song titles are approved for performance. Song titles are selected on first come first serve basis. There will no duplications of songs during each audition week.

Contestants are encouraged to invite their family and friends to support them during the competition for North Georgia Idol. The public is welcome to attend the show with no cover charge when dining in The Lodge at Copperhead restaurant.

2012 contestants are encouraged to compete again. 2012 Winner, Palmer Mirelle will join us for the finale to perform and as a guest judge. Palmer is fourteen years old and has been performing since the age of three.  During 2012 Palmer was named North Georgia Idol, and was crowned Platinum First Place Winner in the Rising Star Competition in Tennessee.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Michelle Evans for information.

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is a destination resort offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, cabins, and other amenities on the forty acre resort. Lodging reservations are available at website: www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com or by calling 706-835-7433.

North Georgia Idol Host & Presenting Sponsors: The Lodge at Copperhead, and C&C Media.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Evans
michelle@thelodgeatcopperhead.com
706-835-7433

Palmer Mireille named 2012 North Georgia Idol

Palmer Mireille wins the title of 2012 North Georgia Idol at The Lodge at Copperhead on March 31st. The North Georgia Idol Contest was hosted by The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA. Top prize – a six hour professional recording studio session produced by five-time International Telly Award winner, DVmediaworld.com Murphy, N.C. and Miami, FL went to Palmer Mireille.

The 2nd place winner Ashleigh Campbell and 3rd place winner Nicole Schmidt took

Left to right: Ashleigh Campbell, Palmer Mireille, Nicole Schmidt, Paul DeMichael

home cash prizes. For three Saturdays in March hopeful contestants performed before a live audience, including industry professional judges. In addition to the prize winners, other competing finalists were Amber Kennison, Brian Howard, and Brianna Shelko.

A big thanks to our 2012 judges: Don Byers, Tammy Miller, Ken Ledford, Mike Watson, and Kiyo Clendaniel.

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is a destination resort offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, cabins, and other amenities on the forty acre resort. Lodging reservations are available at website: www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com or by calling 706-835-7433. North Georgia Idol Host & Presenting Sponsors: The Lodge at Copperhead, and DVmediaworld.com.