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Leroy, We've Got to Get You ....

August 1, 2008 - Phyllis Sigal
... a better song next year for Wheeling Island Idol!

In a recent blog, about Wheeling Island Idol, I placed Leroy Cunningham fifth out of five finalists. (Not that my opinion really mattered because I was not a judge ...)

But still, fifth is not bad! I mean, he did make it to the top five, which is quite an accomplishment in itself.

But I heard Leroy sing with his band, Twice As Nice, Thursday at a party at Oglebay.

And just let me say that he is terrific! He and his band played so many great, danceable songs. He even played "our song" for me, which is "Three Times a Lady," by The Commodores. (My husband first kissed me on the dance floor at Tin Pan Alley while we were dancing to that song, about 30 years ago!)

Leroy is quite an entertainer, mingling with the crowd, moving around the dance floor as he sings, hamming it up with the audience and even singing on his knees to one of his newest fans (me!)

At the Wheeling Island Idol finals, the performers picked songs out of a hat: Leroy pulled "Beautiful Girl" by Sean Kingston and "I'm In Love With a Girl" by Gavin Degraw.

I think next year at the competition, the finalists should be able to choose at least one of the songs they have to sing.

Because Leroy proved that when he's singing in his element, he is my Idol!

Leroy, you and your band, certainly are "Twice As Nice."


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