The Wilson Idol 2020 Virtual Talent Show will be noncompetitive this year, NO Cash Prize of $1,000 until the 2021 contest. Instead the mega event will be virtual and present the Legendary Winners from the Wilson Idol contests 2013-19 and other special guests. Internationally acclaimed Pastor Shirley Caesar, recognized worldwide as The Queen of Gospel, will perform during the concert broadcast from Wilson, North Carolina.
Produced by Tall One Outreach Ministries, the Wilson Idol 2020 Virtual Talent Show will be aired on Sunday, November 1, 2020, 6pm on BGNTV, KNTV, and streamed nationally on Facebook.
Movement of Wilson Idol to virtual, like all large-scaled public special events, aligns with COVID-19 state and local public health precautions. Tall One Outreach Ministries and the Summerville Promotion & Production Company are dedicated to promoting the general safety of staff, participants, audience, sponsors, and media participants.
All segments of the Wilson County community will continue to share their talents and gifts. Wilson Idol in conjunction with Summerville Promotion and Production Co., and Tall One Outreach Ministries created a segment of the mega program called “Babes Have Talent Too” which is for preschoolers, ages 3 to 9 to become participants. This talent concert creates an incentive for younger children to perform, and to acquire social, emotional, and academic growth in their future school environments. This year’s special guest is Caleb Serrano. Caleb is a 8 year old gospel artist from Greensboro, NC. Caleb’s gospel career began when a video of him singing at a church event went viral on social media…Caleb has had numerous TV appearances on the Steve Harvey Little Big Shots Show, Harry Connick Show, and 700 Club.
Wilson Idol 2020 will remotely stream stage performances that exhibit songs, dramatic arts, and “the spoken word.” The legendary Wilson Idol concert will continue to “opening doors” and launch their participants on extraordinary paths towards regional, state, and national exposures.
Raleigh-based Pastor Shirley Caesar exemplifies herself as a personal commitment to educational achievements. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shaw University as an exemplary student with a bachelor’s degree in the School of Business Administration. Shirley Caesar pursued her music, and the profound legacy of spiritual music made legendary by the historic Fisk Choir and Gospel greats. In 1990 she spiritually connected her musical talents with a church and community leadership commitment as she was ordained as a church leader by Bishop Harold Ivory Williams (her late husband). Pastor Caesar not only sings about divine love and service in the Christian traditions, but she also serves as the Senior Pastor in today’s world at the Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church located in Raleigh, our state capitol.
Dr. Mildred Summerville said: “I am humbled and extremely excited that Pastor Shirley Caesar will once again review (virtually) the enormous roll of talents and stars that we have in Wilson, North Carolina, and the surrounding area that participated in Wilson Idol throughout the years”. Gospel icon Shirley Caesar with the prestige of her 12 Grammy Awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, and her Star plaque in Hollywood, California on the Walk Of Fame, brings us extraordinary experience with which to judge our enormous Wilson County talent.”
The Wilson Idol 2020 Virtual Talent Show is a unique event held over many years to recognize youth and community talent. The mega event significantly increases a sense of youth appreciation and create community awareness about educational needs through performing arts. Dr. Summerville explains: “Today amid, the COVID19 Pandemic with everyone shut-in and masked we need to continue etc: 1) find ways to unveil our enormous talents, 2) contributing to the increase student of achievement and graduation rates, and 3) provide scholarship encouragement for our youth whether they are in school face- to- face this year or at home being educated through remote learning.”
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