Happy trails lead to the Hitchin’ Post
By Ty Hughes
Wednesday, August 1st was the final installment of this year’s big Summer Lovin’ Karaoke Contest spanning all three of the Boyd’s popular locations.
Bursting at the seams, the Hitchin’ Post, like the others, was completely packed from end to end with singers and supporters for the grand finale. Eleven singers were expected to compete, singing one song each, chasing the cash payout of $500. There would be but one winner on this day. The rest would live to compete another day.
Z-man sang The Impossible Dream, while a captivated audience watched a 9-11 video created by Z-man himself. Josh followed with Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On, Melissa sang Black Horse And A Cherry Tree, Disco Dan sang Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love, Josh O. performed to Ordinary People,
Jesse nailed Sex On Fire, and Shorty sang Broken Wing to a gaggle of supporters. Skippy jumped in with At This Moment, Jeff W. ignited the crowd with It’s Alright, Jeff M. sang She Will Be Loved, and finally, Robert chimed in with I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight.
Each performance was special in it’s own way, but many were extraordinary, including (in my humble opinion) Z-man, Josh O., Jesse, Jeff W., and Jeff M. While the judges conspired to choose that one
singer that stands above the rest, the bar staff continued to serve up $2.50 Coors Lights, plus their signature cocktails, and tasty menu items with a great big smile.
After tabulating the results, including that 10-point “Regular Patron” bonus, the big winner was acknowledged, and the results were handed to Rachel, the Hitchin’ Post’s most-awesome Karaoke Host. She invited all the contestants to the stage for the big reveal. The room went quiet just as she announced the winner of Summer Lovin’ 2012 and $500 cash; none other than… Jeff W! The audience exploded with applause and adulation. Jeff was truly surprised to hear his name called, humbled in front of his peers.
Jeff’s performance of It’s Alright was an amazing display of talent and voice control. His comfort behind the mic and on stage worked to his favor. He electrified the entire bar with his act that night and walked away with an extra five-hundred bucks!.
Excellent job to Jeff W. and the rest of the Summer Lovin’ Finalists!
And with that, we await the arrival of 2013’s karaoke contest. Check out the Hitchin’ Post for great karaoke 7-nights a week with good friends and a great atmosphere. They’re located at 2215 SW 356th Street, Federal Way, WA 98023 – (253) 835-0840.