The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 February 2004

Another brick falls

Okay, so I'm a Deborah Gibson fan. I've never denied it. And as long as we're on the subject, here's what she's up to:


VH1 will be taping an Orange County [California] episode of its brand-new nationwide search for the greatest entertainer in all of Karaoke! The new program features So-Cal's top karaoke talent competing for a $500 first prize and the chance to go to VH1's Karaoke Classic Finals in Reno, NV! And the show is hosted by KROQ's Stryker and 80's superstar Deborah Gibson (formerly Debbie Gibson)!

And you can be part of the action!

Not only will the audience get a chance to see and cheer some of the greatest local performers, selected members of the audience will be picked to be televised judges and commentators. These special folks will give their opinion on the competition and decide who moves forward on the show!

Where: The Starting Gate, 5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA
When: Wed. Feb 25th @ 7PM

Admission is free and the Starting Gate will be offering $2 Smirnoff Ice drink specials all during the show! Bring your friends, cheer for your favorites and maybe even get your chance to be the next big TV singing critic! Don't miss out!

For more details call 310-907-2668

Explanation: It's customary to razz Big Media for regurgitating press releases; I wanted to see what it was like.

And the Debster, before you ask, is thirty-three years old, and has a new album — of show tunes.

Posted at 9:30 PM to Tongue and Groove

I love how, nearly twenty years hence, she *still* feels the need to point out that she's Deborah "Not Debbie" Gibson, all grown up now and no longer a teenybopper.

Posted by: CT at 10:57 PM on 24 February 2004

I have always suspected that "Debbie" was more or less forced upon her; even the early songs are credited to writer "Deborah Ann Gibson".

Posted by: CGHill at 7:51 AM on 25 February 2004

My taste is abyssmal, I know, but I LOVE show tunes.

Posted by: Dan at 11:07 AM on 25 February 2004