The Orinda Idol competition has certainly grown over the past few years, as the audience filled the Orinda Theatre to hear the finalists sing.
The finals took place all day Sunday, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 6:15 p.m. The winners were announced between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.
The winners of the 2011 Orinda Idol competition were:
Grades K-2 Soloists: Sophie Lurie
Grades 3-5 Soloists: Michaela Sasner
Middle School Soloists: Ellie Glade
High School Soloists: Katie Marino
Group Category K-5: Topaz Girls (Samantha Martin, Jennifer McFarlane)
Group Category 6-12: Maritza and Katie (Maritza Grillo, Katie Marino)
Audience Award: Katie Marino
The Orinda Idol winners will perform at the Orinda Car Show on Sept. 24 and at the EFO/Chamber of Commerce Dine Around Town on Sept. 27.