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Since 2004, the Mountaineer Idol contest has featured WVU students in a six-week long singing competition. Since its inception, Mountaineer Idol has grown in popularity throughout the WVU campus. Each of the six elimination rounds draws in literally hundreds of students, family and friends to cheer on their favorite Mountaineer Idol finalist.We may not have Simon, but we still put on a great show! Special guests and celebrity judges are at each elimination competition. The Mountaineer Idol will receive $1,000 for first place, $750 will be presented to the second place finisher, and $250 goes to the third place finisher. All monies to the top three students is provided by Coca-Cola. Mountaineer Idol is sponsored by Coca-Cola and American Idol.

Mountaineer Idol is a part of Mountaineer Week. For more information visit the Mountaineer Week website.

Past Winners

Derrek Ward – 2015
Alexa Gonzalez – 2014
Skip Smith – 2013
Paris Winfrey – 2012
Chelsea Malone – 2011
Amanda Hughart – 2010
AJ Warne – 2009
Holly Hunsberger – 2008
Samantha Bartlow – 2007
Kasey Hott – 2006
Carlton Smith – 2005
Joshua Jannotta – 2004


Sonja Wilson
Mountaineer Week Advisor