BY RACHEL SHARPE
On Thursday, Feb. 17th twelve students competed for the chance to be named Cooper City High School’s third Cowboy Idol.
The annual singing competition is modeled after American Idol and the finalists compete to be named “the best singer at CCHS”. Over 30 hopefuls had auditioned for a chance to compete in the show and were narrowed down to the 12 finalists.
Hosts junior Alyssa Fisher, senior Beatrice Dupuy and junior Alexandra Madar, started off the show by introducing the judges, teachers Linda Snider, Sue Petty, and Apryl West.
The contestants then performed a variety of songs, from Pink’s “Less Than Perfect” to Smash Mouth’s “Allstar.” After each performance, the judges offered constructive criticism to the contestants, as well as positive feedback.
However, the judges and the audience alike were truly impressed when Sophomore Victoria Delgado hit the stage, singing country hit “Stay” by Sugarland, in her first ever solo performance.
After a difficult deliberation process, the judges announced that Delgado and sophomore Aicha Fall were the top two contestants.
The hosts then turned it over to the audience to pick the winner. They chose Delgado as this year’s Cowboy Idol. Last year’s winner, sophomore Nate Promkul, then handed over the crown and sash.
“I’m very happy that I was the winner of Cowboy Idol,” Delgado said. “I was so shocked!”
The show raised $1,200 dollars, which will go towards funding The Lariat’s change to a full color magazine format.