Men Sweep 'Gimme the Mike!' Finals

Published On: Oct 14 2011 12:00:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 21 2004 06:41:55 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Winning week five of Channel 4's "Gimme the Mike!" contest, Kevin Griffin, previously crowned "The Best Gospel Singer in Jacksonville," proved himself once again, locking in an all-male winner's bracket for the show's finals, airing at 8 p.m. on April 28.

But, there's hope yet for some of the talented ladies of the competition, including Kayla Bennett, who secured week five's "Wild Card" slot. Viewers can vote for their favorite Wild Card contestant at www.news4jax.com until 6:30 p.m. on April 22. The Wild Card singer with the most votes will be revealed in the Grand Prize round, where he or she will take the sixth and final slot.

If you can't wait until the "Gimme the Mike!" finals to hear these performers sing, they'll appear live from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at River City Brewery on the Southbank.

"Gimme the Mike!" regulars Deborah McDuffie, of the Ritz Voices, and Curtis Dvorak, a.k.a. Jaxon de Ville, will return to judge the final round, along with Amadeus of WAPE's "The Big Ape Morning Zoo." As always, Rock 105's Brenda Price will host the event, while Channel 4 traffic guru Michelle Wright gives contestants their say at "The Last Word."

This season's champion and a guest will sail on a five-day, four-night cruise from Jacksonville to Key West and Nassau, aboard the Funship Celebration, courtesy Carnival Cruise Lines. They'll also win a demo recording session with Jamie Defrates Music, a CD-cover photo shoot with John Casablancas Modeling, and artist representation from Showbiz Promotions.

WJXT is the original home of "Gimme the Mike!," now being produced in 30 cities across the country.