If you haven’t heard yet, Legacy Family Tree is sponsoring the first ever Genealogy Idol Competition at RootsTech on February 2, 2012. The four contestants – two at RootsTech and two that will be using the webinar technology to present from their homes – will be competing in three rounds of topics. The 1 hour competition will also be live-streamed using webinar technology and the winner will be decided by YOU! Everyone will have a chance to vote for their favorite contestant using the webinar’s poll technology. Read more about it here.
The four contestants include Elizabeth Clark, Michael Hait, and Marian Pierre-Louis, and ME! (That high-pitched squeal of excitement you just heard? That was me!) When I got the email from Geoff Rasmussen saying that I had been accepted as a contestant for the competition, I literally started squealing in excitement and jumping up and down. I then started pinching myself just to be sure I wasn’t dreaming. My poor boyfriend… he stared at me in shock and confusion during this whole ordeal.
This is going to be such a fun experience and I couldn’t be any more excited for it. I was made for competitions like this: Every December, the Doerflingers holds a fake Miss Universe competition. We have a fake handmade microphone to speak into (and if the host forgets to speak into the microphone, the crowd gets a bit unruly and starts yelling things like, “We can’t hear you!”), the final 15 and final 10 contestants prance around the house to music as they do their best parade wave to the
losers crowd, and the final 5 enter the interview round where questions like, “What words of comfort and advice would you offer starlet Kim Kardashian after the failure of her 72 day marriage?”. The winner gets a cape, a homemade septor and crown. We do this for fun. I’m the youngest one of the family and yet I’ve won that competition 4 times… the family members who have yet to win don’t necessarily like that. My Harney relatives in Seattle hold a ping-pong tournament every July.
Competition is in my blood. A genealogy competition is so my thing.
The competition isn’t going to be easy since I’ll be up against 3 amazing contestants. It is a serious honor to even compete and I can’t thank Legacy Family Tree enough for choosing me as a contestant. I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.
So what are you waiting for? Go register, get your thinking caps on, and get ready to vote!