June 30, 2004

'Gimme the Mike' winner announced

Portland, OR -- Portlander Patrick Minner, singing "At Last," was the winner of the first week of competition on NewsChannel 8's premiere episode of "GM Murray Chevrolet Gimme the Mike Presented by Taco Bell" airing on Monday, June 28.

In subsequent web voting on kgw.com, Laurie Miller of Silverton, OR, was chosen as the "wild card winner" and will be eligible to compete against four other weekly "wild card" competitors upon completion of the first five weeks of voting.

On Monday, viewers saw the first episode highlighting some of the Northwest's best vocal talent. Only twenty contestants were selected to compete in the weekly summer television series, which will air through August 3, 2004. The first five weeks air Monday nights at 7:30 on Northwest NewsChannel 8. The winner of the competition, to be broadcast live on Tuesday, August 3 from 8-9 pm, will win a 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer from GM Murray Chevrolet. The show is hosted by long-time KGW personality Bruce Sussman.

Here's the lineup for Monday, July 5th's competition:

Regina KedroskeBeaverton, OR

Zach DriscollStayton, OR

Nailah LylesTigard, OR

Rudy TinocoGasten, OR

The show's Producer is Victoria Elliott and the Executive Producer is Brenda Buratti.

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