EVIL IDOL 2017 – ROUND 1

June 10, 2017 – August 4, 2017

In the first round, all competitors were required to choose their own stories and to perform approximately five minutes of their chosen piece. Exceptions were made only in cases where a full story was able to be told in no more than eight minutes, and the contestant desired to complete the story.

First round entries were posted to our YouTube channel, with the public was allowed to vote on each of them for one week, after which point those votes were tabulated and a final up/down-vote radio (%) calculated. This ratio made up 30% of each contestant’s final score.

The remaining 70% of each contestant’s final first-round score was determined by a panel of eight experienced judges, including: CTFDN creator/director Craig Groshek, executive producer Jesse Cornett, host of The Simply Scary Podcast G.M. Danielson, long-time veteran contributors Heather Ordover, Otis Jiry, and Barry Bowman, and 2016 Evil Idol competition alums Ashley Tolfo and Jordan Lester.

Listen to All First-Round Entries

30 of the original 77 competitors in Round 1 – as based on their final weighted score – advanced to Round 2 of the 2017 competition, from August 14, 2017 – September 8, 2017.

Advancing to Round 2

# 01 – Erica Garraffa (8.84)

# 02 – Heather Thomas (8.65)

# 03 – Jonathan West (8.63)

# 04 – Nikolai Porter (8.32)

# 05 – Ryan Borses (8.29)

# 06 – Ann LaBar (8.11)

# 07 – Joe Walz (7.99)

# 08 – Fritz Faught (7.94)

# 09 – Brandon Nash (7.89)

# 10 – Dirili (7.69)

# 11 – Miguel Martin (7.64)

# 12 – Daniel Gurzynski (7.64)

# 13 – Leah Feaster (7.63)

# 14 – Andrew Berrios (7.54)

# 15 – Adam Koot-Bascomb (7.52)

# 16 – Darragh Counihan (7.51)

# 17 – Matthew Smith (7.43)

# 18 – Andrew Scuderi (7.42)

# 19 – Chris Brook (7.42)

# 20 – Ky Kinney (7.38)

# 21 – Rob Palumbo (7.29)

# 22 – Justin Norris (7.28)

# 23 – Brady Boothe (7.26)

# 24 – FearFunktion (7.16)

# 25 – Zorayda (7.12)

# 26 – Camille Erickson (7.08)

# 27 – GhoulBrains (7.02)

# 28 – Stephen Sennert (6.92)

# 29 – Quincy Walters (6.88)

# 30 – Creepy Steampunk (6.83)

Officially Eliminated

# 31 – Jonathan Grimley (6.68)
# 32 – George Sulea (6.63)
# 33 – Jordan Castillo (6.62)
# 34 – Ariel Teague (6.59)
# 35 – Ripley (6.59)
# 36 – Brimstone (6.47)
# 37 – Andrew Warren (6.40)
# 38 – Kyle Norris (6.39)
# 39 – Miguel Pineiro (6.38)
# 40 – J. Alan Hutson (6.30)
# 41 – Colter Starr (6.28)
# 42 – Ben Gideon (6.25)
# 43 – Izzy Straws (6.21)
# 44 – Mike Dickersen (6.09)
# 45 – Derek Hawke (6.08)
# 46 – Jeffrey Bookman (6.08)

# 47 – Elizabeth Antoinette Keaton (5.97)
# 48 – Cory Mason (5.92)
# 49 – Omar Hernandez (5.83)
# 50 – Cody Tracy (5.51)
# 51 – WoofsKout (5.39)
# 52 – Neil Mason (5.30)
# 53 – Erik Wilbourn (5.15)
# 54 – RhineDevil (5.08)
# 55 – Raymond Frankle (4.99)
# 56 – Chris J. Vero (4.87)
# 57 – Brian Joyner (4.81)
# 58 – Ian Bryan (4.80)
# 59 – Laura Alexandria (4.62)
# 60 – Razzy (4.60)
# 61 – A.K. Feniks (4.58)

# 62 – Chris Donovan (4.54)
# 63 – Carson Fredriksen (4.51)
# 64 – Gregory Barbwire (4.32)
# 65 – Bree Bjorkland (4.11)
# 66 – Tomas Farrier (4.06)
# 67 – C. Fitzgerald Brehm (3.92)
# 68 – Jackson Barnard (3.85)
# 69 – Joseph Cambroni (3.80)
# 70 – Evan Dollarhide (3.30)
# 71 – Brian Hurdlow (3.07)
# 72 – Kelsey Sweatt (3.03)
# 73 – Richard Lopez (2.89)
# 74 – Antiwraith (2.71)
# 75 – Michael Benedict (2.59)
# 76 – Jazzmin Forrestall (2.21)
# 77 – Nightstalker (2.11)