Airman 1st Class Joshua Davis aka J-Wayne and Airman 1st Class Andrew Lomax aka Lo-Max, a group named 1-Sound and both part of the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron perform one of their own songs during the last night of Incirlik Idol at the Club Complex Oct. 7, 2010. The group 1-Sound won the competition in front of nearly 200 Incirlik members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla)
Senior Airman April Bailey, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron, performs her first song of the night during the last night of Incirlik Idol at the Club Complex Oct. 7, 2010. Eight Incirlik members competed in the event for an audience of nearly 200. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla)
Morgan Royer, 39th Force Support Squadron, performs her first song of the night while John Drake, Incirlik Unit School teacher plays the guitar during the last night of Incirlik Idol at the Club Complex Oct. 7, 2010. Nearly 200 Incirlik members came out to watch the competition that had eight Incirlik members competing in. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sara Csurilla)
by Senior Airman Sara Csurilla
39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
10/15/2010 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- Eight contestants competed in the Incirlik Idol final at the Club Complex here Oct. 7, 2010.
The Idol judges awarded first place to a group called 1-Sound that is comprised of two Incirlik members from the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron -- Airman 1st Class Andrew Lomax, aka Lo-Max, and Airman 1st Class Joshua Davis, aka J-Wayne.
"There was a huge turnout at the club," said Dawn Parker, the Incirlik Club DJ. "All the contestants were so good and the event was so much fun. I'm just glad I could be the DJ for the event."
The competition started Sept. 9 and continued each Thursday for four weeks. This was the last week for the participants to showcase their talents in front of an audience of more than 200.
Incirlik Idol was a competition based on a popular TV show that had a panel of judges who critiqued the contestants after their performances and selected the winner.
After two performances from each contestant or group, the judges gave their opinions and words of wisdom and then they tallied the points to be added up named the winner.
"The competition was great; everybody who competed was very talented," said Airman Lomax. "We had an excellent time every time we stepped on stage. Just being afforded the opportunity to share our music with everyone in attendance was a good time in itself. Winning was an ultimate bonus."
The winners took home a $500 gift card and a plaque displaying their win.
Senior Airman April Bailey, 39th LRS, was named the runner-up. Other contestants included Morgan Royer, 39th Force Support Squadron, Susan Groendyk, wife of Capt. David Groendyk, Area Defense Council, Senior Airman Julie Person, 385th Air Expeditionary Group, Capt. Shane Shcmitt, 39th FSS, and Tech. Sgt. Iman Dillard, 39th Contracting Squadron.