Five More Compete Tonight

Round 1: Green Cove Springs Bar Owner Heads To Finals

Published On: Oct 14 2011 11:59:29 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 24 2004 09:11:39 AM EST

Tough judges and a close call wrapped up the first round of competition last week for the new season of "Gimme The Mike!"

Winning over the crowd with a lively performance of "Get Down Tonight," Frank Yournett of Green Cove Springs captured the first slot in the grand prize round of Channel 4's hit talent show.

Also still in the running for her own appearance in the finals, Emily Brucker, a first-grade teacher from Jacksonville, earned a berth in the "viewer's choice" wild card bracket.

Yournett and Brucker will soon have company in the winners' circle, after a new group of performers duke it out, live, Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Competing in round two:

Amadeus of the Big Ape Morning Zoo will fill the WAPE judges seat this week. He'll be doling out scores and advice to the contestants, along with "Gimme The Mike!" regulars Deborah McDuffie of the Ritz Voices, and Curtis Dvorak, better known as Jaxson deVille, mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As always, Rock 105's Brenda Price will emcee the show.

WJXT is the original home of "Gimme The Mike!" which is now being produced in cities from coast to coast.