Big showing for Golden Steer’s Progressive Payout
By Ty Hughes
Nineteen Finalists converged on the Golden Steer Steak and Rib House on Kent’s East Hill Saturday, August 11 for their Progressive Karaoke Contest wrap-up.
Golden Steer’s Karaoke Host for two decades, Candy Crummett, introduced a brand new concept to the karaoke community when she rolled out her unique Progressive contest three months ago. She invited area singers and karaoke fanatics to enter a singing competition like none other.
Every Saturday night, between 9:30pm and midnight, singers are welcome to enter and qualify for the big winner-take-all culmination. It was then that Candy’s Progressive Karaoke Contest put on display, a 19-singer sing-off, and a whale of a show!
Owner Jim Berrios offered up 5% of all bar sales toward the final payout, which when added to the $200 Added, worked out to “$560.18, because I’m an honest guy,” he says. Later seen in the midst of line dancers, crowding the humongous dance floor, Jim seemed to appreciate the music, and company alike.
Candy’s sweet sound system is flanked by giant stacks of Peavey speakers, so wherever you parked yourself, the music would sound amazing. One of Golden Steer’s regular singers, and Finalists, Jeff Sawyer, says this is his favorite spot for the sound quality. In fact, after his finals song; A Day In The Life, he ended with a little PSA (Public Service Announcement) of his own, directed toward the goodwill of people.
There were so many performers in that bar! This was the lineup for the evening’s entertainment, a lineup designed to impress a highly critical audience.
Kathy P. – Greatest Love Of All
Amy L. – Obla Di Obla Da
Kristy J. – Set Fire To The Rain
Chris T. – Moondance
Shawn J. – F*** You
Amy W. – We Belong
Teresa A. – Good Girl
Judi S. – Hanky Panky
Tiffany H. – Gunpowder & Lead
Keli M. – Do It Anyway
Blaine – Make Me Lose Control
Sasha K. – Black Velvet
Clarence V. – New York, NY
Jeff S. – A Day In The Life
Natalie H. – Dreams
Dan K. – Rebel Yell
Z-Man – I Did It My Way
Rene R. – Save The Last Dance
Katie L. – You And I
An amazing show ensued. Every single performer was absolutely riveting, each with their own pizzazz. There were six or eight singers that could’ve finished at the top. In the end, Chris T.; aka, Orion, and his unbelievably soulful scatting around Moondance would tie for first place with Shawn J’s Celo Green hit F*** You. Both of these, and many others, turned in an A+ performance that night. The Golden Steer came alive, and Candy was happy to oblige. Orion and Shawn decided to just split the $560.18 pot, although I would have enjoyed an encore.
Congratulations to Orion and Shawn on their victory among such a tough group of competitors. Thanks to everyone who showed up to qualify and compete.
It was good times at the Golden Steer that night for sure, but you can catch some great karaoke every Friday through Monday with the fabulous Candy.
Just as the contest finished, Candy announced that effective immediately, they were kicking off their newest karaoke contest. Also a Progressive Payout, this time they will have the contest on Friday nights instead, and the winner will take 70% of the pot, while the runner-up will get a 30% cut too! So get yourself out to the Golden Steer next Friday night and bring all your buddies. Have some dinner, and qualify to win big money!
Find them at 23826 104th Avenue Southeast Kent, WA 98031 Phone: (253) 852-1144.