For the 10 acts participating in tonight’s BC Idol, the show is about fulfilling a dream. Those dreams may mean something different to each contestant when he or she takes Robsham’s stage this evening, but they’re all competing to achieve something bigger than themselves. For some, BC Idol is a sentimental way to cap off college. For others, it’s a chance to be courageous and break into freshman year, and for others still, it’s an opportunity to express the things they’re most passionate about. Previewing the annual event, The Scene talked with each student act—about singing, performing, and, of course, the BC Idol experience.
Reporting by Arts & Review Editors John Wiley, Ariana Igneri, and Michelle Tomassi.
Christy Coco, A&S ’17, is no stranger to the stage. Coco performed in the Dramatics Society’s Godspell last fall, and she will also be in a Robsham main stage production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the end of April. Coming into Boston College, Coco found a musical outlet in the theater, and this semester her friends advised her to try out for BC Idol. Coco is also friends with Caroline Portu, last year’s winner and A&S ’16, which further encouraged her to take a shot at becoming BC’s next Idol. “I really like taking songs everyone knows, like songs on the radio, and putting a spin on them and making them more personal to me,” Coco said. Her song choice for the show reflects that style—she will be performing an acoustic version of “Clarity” with pianist Will Gerhardt, who was the music coordinator for Godspell. - M.T. Read More