Rotary Club members rallied to assist Karen Starks, who organized and directed the 11th Annual Rotary Commerce Idol Talent Show which was held this year for the first time at the Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University Commerce Campus.  The show was quite a success.  There were 21 entries in this years talent show and the diversity and caliber of the talents of the contestants was astonishing. The audience participated and their applause and cheers often brought the house down.  The general comment from people who attended, was that this probably was the best show ever. There was a special treat by Hanny Kirby, a national “The Voice” finalist who sang for the audience some of her own songs at the end of the show. Hanna Kirby is a wonderful singer with such a beautiful voice that left the audience in awe. It was a great finale to a great show.  We are looking forward to next years show. Thank you Karen for a great job.
This years Commerce Idol Winners are:
4th-8th Grade 
1st Place - Alyssa & Elajah Fugitt singing "The House that Built Me"
2nd Place - Lauren Westhafer dancing to "Happy Feet"
9th-12 Grade
1st Place - Tristan White playing guitar and singing "The House of the Rising Sun"
2nd Place - Joseph Jang playing xylophone "Harry Potter"
18 & Older
1st Place - Louis Raymond-Kolker playing a steelpan solo "Lean On"
2nd Place - Zukhruf Mohamen  - Beatboxing
People's Choice - Text to Vote Winner
Jayla Demidio singing "A Life That's Good"