Monday, July 20, 2009

Draper Idol

I ran for Draper Idol this last week. I have never been more scared in my life I swear. I am up there on the stage with all these high school aged kids. How intimidating. I sang Feeling Good by Michael Buble' and then This is the Moment from Jekyl and Hyde. It was a good experience. I was the Second Runner-up. (I call it sceond loser for fun!!!) One of the judges told me I would have won if I had sung younger songs? What the? He told me I should try rock songs. HA- me singing rock songs, now that is funny. Anyway here are some pics of the big event:



Thanks to my family, my boss Brandi, and awesome friends like the Sanovich's and Schraders for coming out to support me- it's good to have "peeps"


24 comments:

Marie said...

Way to go Jaron!!! So you don't think you could be a rockstar? ;)

Linda Lou said...

All I can say is it was 'rigged'. Hands down you have one of the nicest voices I've heard! You should have won. Next year I'm gonna be a judge and you'll win for sure!

Carol said...

Jaron... that's AWESOME!! I think you should have won though! I was totally blown away the year I went to convention. It was the "Dream big" year!! You totally ROCK!

Marci said...

Hey! We would have come for sure if we had known you were in it! We are Jaron fans!

Shannon said...

I would of been one of your "peeps" had I been invited oh and also if it were indoors. Seriously? What is up w/this weather? Do we live in the desert or something?

p.s. you know you already are a rock star to me (awe.....gag!)

Terry Molineux said...

Jaron....well it looks like your back in your element...we will miss you performing at convention this year that is for sure!!! Congrats on runner up but you should have won hands down! Linda knows best!!!

Kim said...

Draper Idol?? I didn't even know there was such a thing! Way to go! You're awesome.

messy stamper said...

So....will American Idol be next? I hear there's lots of talent in Utah!

Yolanda said...

That's awesome!! Way to go!

Cindy Major said...

Hey, look at that, you even got a trophy to show for it! Congrats on your almost win. But you know how these things work... If you want to win next year's edition, better start schmoozing the right persons right away!

I would SO love to know what it is that you said in the middle picture. You look so pleased with yourself and the other two are looking at you like, Who IS this guy?!

You are definitely missed!
Cindy

Liz Gray said...

I am sure Brandi had the time of her life. She is always up for good entertainment.

Terri Mongeon said...

I'm with Linda...get us to be the judges, and you will win hands down.You might have to buy us one of those fancy donuts after though. You'll always be my Idol, friend. :)

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

You have peeps AND a groupie.

Janet said...

I too think you should have won based on Convention a couple of years ago. You are GREAT!!! Congratulations though on your 2nd place; well deserved!!!!!

DeeDee said...

SWEET!
I miss listening to you sing, my dear sweet Granny Winder!
I love ya!
I MISS YA!

Lois Folla said...

Congrats! Love blogs, we can still see your beautiful smiling face! Puff? Hu!? That's extra lovin!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Jaron. You know how to have fun. I love that you're showing your kids that putting yourself "out there" can be risky, yes, but can be a lot of fun, too! Go, Jaron! Jill

Lori Jane Mittlestadt said...

Dear Jaron,
Congrats on so many levels--the "Idol Title," new job, your first UCL project, and of course for being a good friend, devoted husband, and all-around-silly Dad. Oops, not to imply you were "round." Sophie is a hoot. Mine are 13 and 22 so the filters are working overtime. I always say something archaic from my own teenage past when trying to be the "cool mom." First year I am not attending Convention. I will miss SLC, the heat (our low temps have been around 42 degrees!) the inspiration and all the creativity. I am consoling myself by working on a BLOG. For me, that is like jumping into the deep end of the pool. When it is up and running I'll set you up with a link. All the best with your new job and all your other endeavors. My friend hinted that walking can work off "puffy bellies," so I starting really FAST walking again. I am up to 50 minutes since re-starting on July 1. Later, lorijane near the BIG pond

janet said...

Well, I'm on my way to Convention in the morning and I'm soooooo sad you won't be there, at least as a part of the team, because you are so awesome...... Hey, maybe you can do you idol for the entertainment night next year!!! How cool would that be. We'll miss you!!!!!!

Ruth Bingle said...

Jaron! You were missed at the SU convention this week!
Remember when you called me to ask me to speak? Well, I did it! Shannon was amazing to work with and I had so much fun!
I am so glad you were able to find a job that you enjoy and you didn't need to move! Thanks for your integrity and character! I wanted you to know that you were missed!

Ddmac58 said...

I also missed seeing and hearing you perform this week at convention. Glad you found a nice place to work that reflects your awesome creative side! Sophie is a hoot! If interested I have pics of your darling kids from last year's convention playing in all the confetti that dropped after the UPS truck arrived. Sophie is so cute in them.

Anonymous said...

I really missed seeing you at the SU convention. :( Wasn't the same without hearing your talks and seeing your demonstrations. Congrats on the new job and best wishes in all that you do!

Sue said...

Jaron, you haven't posted recently but I want you to know how greatly you were missed at convention. No one came close to entertaining us with song or wowing us with projects that this convention like you have. Your spirit and excitement was sorely missed. It wasn't the same without you and Linda. I wanted you to know how I felt and that you were thought of often last week. God bless you richly.
Sue

Gwnne said...

Jaron you have a great singing voice, they just don't have a good ear. Missed hearing your voice this year. Looks like you are having a good time.
Gwynne