Preston & Steve®

We put out a call for MMRBQ Side Stage Karaoke Contestants, and geez, were we blown away by the feedback. If you have not checked out all of the contestants, then you are missing out. All 55 of them ROCK! Visit the entry page to see the full showcase of the most talented people of the Delaware Valley.

The Preston & Steve Show had the impossible challenge of narrowing down the field to ten. If it was up to us, we would have had everyone perform, but time constraints don’t allow that! We appreciate each and every person who entered and everyone who cast a vote!

Each one of the ten winners will sing on The Preston & Steve Side Stage with SideArm, our official live-karaoke band. They will also receive a 4-pack of MMRBQ tickets. And they can add “opened for Don McCloskey and his band” to their resume. 

We hope that everyone attending the MMRBQ will stop by the The Preston & Steve Side Stage from 1:15pm and 4:00pm, between main stage sets. The official times will be announced later this week.

If you don’t have tickets yet, you can grab them now at Dirty HoneyFinger ElevenTigercub and MMR’s Local Shots Artist Vixen77 will be rocking the main stage that day. With Larkin PoeAyron Jones, and headliners Shinedown and Billy Idol rounding out the night.

So here it is, the official list of singers who will be show off their singing chops at the biggest MMR Concert Event of the year: 

  • Samantha Hutchins | Delran, NJ

    My name is Sam! I’ve been singing all of my life, I’m the mom of three special needs children and I enjoy going out to karaoke with my husband to unwind. I have entered this contest to prove to my kids that anything is possible if you put your heart and mind to it.

  • L J Hall | Philadelphia, PA

    My name is LJ Hall I’m 16 years old from Northeast Philly. I go Rush academy for performing arts I’m going into 11th grade. Today I had my audition for American Idol I performed Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Live like you’re dying by Tim McGraw. Was took by producers I will hear from them within 2 weeks. I played this summer down in Wildwood NJ where my family has a summer home. I’m the youngest of 4 and my older brother is 22 and is afflicted with Autism. My main music is country and country rock.

  • Rachael Karpo | West Deptford, NJ

    I am 44 years old and active duty Air Force! I enlisted at the age of 38 and am excited to be returning to the civilian side of life next year! I didn’t start performing out in front of people until I was around 30 years old so I’ve been playing catch-up and entertaining people of every age group and interest since then! I love to engage with the crowd and I love to live life to the fullest!

  • Alister Virkler | Norristown, PA

    Alister Virkler was born and raised in the suburbs of Philly. He currently works at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is studying for medical school in hopes of becoming a pediatric neurologist. He’s had a love for music and performing since an early age. With high rock vocals and the stage presence to match, he’s ready to rock the MMRBQ Karaoke stage!

  • Christine Valenti Doney | Essington, PA

    My name is Christine Valenti (Doney). I am 35 years old, I am divorced and I live in a van down by the river. That last part isn’t true but if you know what it’s from that is a plus. I work as a compounding technician and I host quizzo 3 nights a week. Entertainment is a big part of my life. I have been singing since I was in 3rd grade. Singing is my therapy and music helped me get through the death of my son and my dad. I sing karaoke at local bars all the time in Delco and West Chester. I would absolutely love to get the chance to sing on a stage in front of a huge crowd. I thoroughly enjoy singing Evanescence. I met Amy Lee once and told her I would one day make her proud. Help me make this happen. Vote for me 🙂 I promise you won’t be disappointed.

  • Derek Petaccio | Pottstown, PA

    Trying out for the 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia SIDE STAGE PERFORMANCE with SideArm again this year at the MMR*B*Q 2023!!! ...

    Posted by Derek Petaccio on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

    For 12 years I had the honor of calling music my work.   It was my life. Performing anywhere from New York to Florida,  All of ALL of our favorite shore points like wildwood,  sea isle,  LBI,  Dewey beach DE,  and even at every single eagles home game at Xfinity live for 5 years straight.  


    The year 2020 ended all that.    The entertainment company that backed us failed us and my band members had to disperse.   Everyone after that year had to do what they had to do.    


    My life completely changed. 


    Ever since then I just yearn and itch for that “one more time” on stage.  “One more time” to grab a mic and make people forget their problems in a song I sing.   Hoping to regain my music life with a move to Vegas in a year but for right now…. I’d love that…. “One more…Time” to be with all of you at the MMRBQ!  Thank you.  Let’s Rock! 

  • David Murray | Downingtown, PA

    Dave Murray aka Batman. I own and drive my own Batmobile… Warehouse manager by day, fight crime by night!

  • Victoria Maffei | Sicklerville, NJ

    My singing career started by lying to the church so I could sing in the choir 😈 From then on I decided music and sounds are two very important things in my life, along with being of service to others. I’m a heathen, but I care! ☺️ Vote for me!!

  • Sammy Vile | Springfield, PA (DELCO)

    “Vilebred” frontman Sammy Vile was spawned from depths of Delco from a big ol’ family and is the younger brother to both Kurt Vile and the infamous “Jelloman” Paul Vile. You may have even seen some of his unsolicited Preston & Steve themed reels. Check him out!

  • Chris Fancher | Philadelphia, PA

    Hey all! I’m Chris and I’m just a simple dude that enjoys some of the finer things in life. Drinking my Surfside’s with a pinky out, catching some live shows and springing for extra cheese on pretty much anything. Basically, I came out the womb singing and enjoy the smiles it can occasionally inspire. These are just a few of the reasons I think I should be voted your next prom king…wait…what was this for again? 😉

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