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‘Idol’ contestant, ’90s club diva headline Pride Festival entertainment

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American Idol contestant Frenchie Davis, America’s Got Talent finalist Prince Poppycock and ‘90s club diva Kristine W are headlining the entertainment for the 2012 Utah Pride Festival.

R&B singer Davis was on the second season of American Idol but was disqualified because topless photos of her surfaced during the competition. She went on to compete on NBC’s The Voice in 2011 and her team took second. Davis has a large gay following and she performed in a Broadway production of Rent in 2003. She is also a frequent performer at Pride Festivals and gay bars around the nation.

Prince Poppycock is a character created by John Andrew Quale, a native Virginian. Prince Poppycock sings opera standards and other vocals while dressed in a traditional Victorian-style drag, complete with white, powder wigs and full face makeup. He competed on America’s Got Talent in 2010 and finished in fourth place.  He toured the nation with the show and has since been featured as a guest performer.

A beauty pageant veteran and former Miss Washington, Kristine W. is a true performer with amazing vocal talent. She had some of the hottest dance floor hits during the mid-1990s which topped the dance charts and filled gay bars. She also headlined her own Vegas show at the Las Vegas Hilton. Her first single, “Feel What You Want,” hit number one on the domestic dance charts as well as the top five on the charts of 10 European countries.

The Pride Festival will be held June 1-3. For more information, go to utahpridefestival.org.

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