Oh, What a Night! Dartmouth Idol Celebrates a Decade

First place went to Brooke Bazarian ’20 of Portland, Maine, who sang “God Bless the Child.”

Read the full story, by Rebecca Bailey, and see more photographs, published by the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

It was a celebration of great Dartmouth singing and also great singing competitions Friday, March 3, when the 10th annual Dartmouth Idol Finals took to the Spaulding Auditorium stage in front of a packed, feverishly excited crowd. Not only did this year’s six finalists show their stuff in solos, duets, and group numbers (with multiple gown changes and high production values), but they were also joined by Idol winners from the past 10 years. Serving as MC, comedian Rachel Dratch ’88 cracked up the house, including resurrecting her iconic “Debbie Downer” character from Saturday Night Live to react to a medley of songs by artists who died this past year.

After a swift tallying of audience votes, first place went to Brooke Bazarian ’20 of Portland, Maine. She is active in improv and the Dartmouth Department of Theater.