Friday, April 20, 2012

Hebrew Idol takes the stage (UPDATED)

By Jessica Trondsen, Opinion Editor

UPDATE 4/20/12 : The video "Joe Nalone and the Muggles Potion" took first place. "The
Good Life" took second. "Anything but Tammy" took third. An Excellence
in Production award went to "The Weakness of Men."

A panel of judges chose a winner for this year's Hebrew Idol video competition during the live finale event Thursday in Chris Knutsen Hall.

The top-three submissions to choose from were "Joe Nalone and the Muggles Potion," "Anything but Tammy" and "The Good Life."

Hebrew Idol is a video competition and presentation completed by students in professor Antonio Finitsis' Religion 211 course.

These students apply modern relevance to the Hebrew Bible by using interpretations of the text to write, act and film short videos.

Peers then vote online for their favorite videos. The top three videos are presented to a panel of judges during a live event, and one submission wins.

This is the fifth year of the event. Around 210 Lutes voted for their favorite video, Finitsis said.