By Emelie Peacock
Eleven students performed songs, new and classic, at the fourth annual song competition
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The fourth annual Coquihalla Idol song competition took place Feb. 22 at Coquihalla Elementary School, to a full house at the school gym.
Brody Roberts, a Grade 6 student, sang Help Me Help You, a song originally sung by the social media personality Logan Paul.
Grade 5 duet Danika Hope and Daphne Ramos sang a song dealing with the issue of cyberbullying, Boomerang, by JoJo Siwa.
Grade 4 student Raya Ellen sang Landslide, a classic country tune written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac, the Dixie Chicks and others.
Grade 5 student Bryn Carey chose the song This Town, written and performed by the artist Niall Horan.
Another duet, Grade 5 students Aaliyah Ross and Norah Collins, performed a song by Sara Bareilles that got its inspiration from her struggles a close friend of the singer had coming out about her sexuality.
Payton Bell sang I Don’t Know My Name, a song written and performed by 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal on America’s Got Talent.
Teacher Linda Bailey leads students on a stretch and dance routine as students waited for judges to deliberate.
Students weren’t the only performers at Coquihalla Idol. Teachers, decked out in long hair and instruments, rocked the gym to Queen’s We Will Rock You. They are, from left, Shawn Salloway, Wendy Young, Jonathan Ma and Donna Kneller.