The competition started in February at local bowling lanes throughout the nation. Week after week, singers would try out for their spot at the regional level. Williams, who lives in Charlotte, NC, made it to the regional competition held at Roseland Lanes in May. She competed against 21 contestants to become champion and compete at the national contest. She flew to Las Vegas and competed against seven other competitors at the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) International Bowl Expo on June 26.
Overall, over 40,000 people nationwide were involved in the 2006 competition which was sponsored by The Lighting and Karaoke Store in Everett, Washington and The Bowling Proprietors Association of America.
For winning, Williams received $5,000.00. She also received a recording contract and studio time with Remedy Records. Not to mention, she had the opportunity to appear on stage with Kool and the Gang in Las Vegas on June 29.
“We are so excited for Virginia and proud that she represented Roseland Lanes in the national competition. She is a dynamic person with a terrific voice.” says Roseland Lanes Manager, Anna Marie Slaby.
In June 2005, Heather Cullata from Uniontown, Ohio represented Roseland Lanes at the National Bowling Karaoke Idol Contest in Orlando, Florida. Heather won the second place trophy and $2,500.00 after a great performance. Over 32,000 singers nationwide were involved in the 2005 contest.
Roseland Lanes has already committed to being a part of the National Bowling Karaoke Idol Contest 3. Beginning in January 2007, singers can compete on Saturday evenings in Pete’s Pub at the Lanes.
For those who love to karaoke, join Terri-oke every Thursday and Saturday evening beginning in September at Roseland Lanes.
If you would like additional information, please contact Anna Marie Slaby, Manager, Roseland Lanes at 440-232-5444 or visit www.roselandlanes.com.
Roseland Lanes is a “Family Recreation Center.” For over 40 years, the philosophy of Roseland Lanes has remained the same: treat our customers so they are "only a stranger but once." This means a friendly welcome, prompt and courteous service, a clean atmosphere and quality equipment for which we are proud.