Wyatt Pike

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:29) Park City Local musician Wyatt Pike and an update on his having to drop out of "American Idol". 

( 01:49) Carolyn Murray's story about the Kati Fischer Teacher of the Year awards in Wasatch County. 

( 05:40) Summit County Council Member Glen Wright  recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 15:39) Park City Council Agenda updates for tonights regular meeting.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Wyatt Pike "Drops Out" of American Idol

( 01:27) Rick Brough's story on Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez's response to the ending of the Utah State mask mandate April 10th.

(04:46) Jessica Lowell's update on the latest Covid 19 numbers and new health order not extending the mask mandate. 

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Just one day after making the Top 16 of American Idol, Park City resident Wyatt Pike dropped out of the competition.

Idol host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement at the beginning of Monday night's show on ABC.  "I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition.  He had to drop out.  But we wish him the very best."  

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It was a nail-biter evening for Wyatt Pike fans, but Sunday night on ABC's "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announced Pike won enough votes to make it to the Top 16.

There were only two slots left when Pike's name was announced.  The 20 year-old Park City singer jumped up and minutes later sang his version of "Use Somebody" by the group Kings of Leon.

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20-year-old Wyatt Pike’s skills were put to the test during his performance on American Idol Sunday, leaving voting to America for the first time this season.

This week is the first time viewers are able to vote for their favorite competitors on the singing competition. The top 24 contestants were split up between two nights and paired up with a celebrity for a duet. 

Wyatt Pike

Park City resident and former KPCW DJ Wyatt Pike continues his quest to be named America's Idol as he competes in the next round of competition at 7 p.m. Sunday night on ABC. The performance will narrow down the contestants to the final 24. 

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:59) Hideout prepares for June 22 referendum on the annexation of Summit County landfrom at last night's meeting as Rick Brough reports. 

( 04:24) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones with an update on the Economic Development Advisory Board.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:15) Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation Director Mike Luers with an update on future expansion.

( 13:48) Park City’s Wyatt Pike Advances to Next Round of American Idol as Sean Higgins reports.

( 16:51)  Carolyn Murray recaps Monday night's Leadership Park City Community Lecture's highlights.

Wyatt Pike

Park City Local Wyatt Pike has advanced on ABC’s American Idol.

 

The 19-year-old performed a duet of Alex Clare’s ‘Too Close’ with fellow contestant Cassandra Coleman on Monday’s duet challenge episode.

 

Pike and Coleman were praised for their performance and on-stage chemistry.

 

Judge Katy Perry commended Pike for making his singing partner feel safe after she experienced a bout of strong nerves earlier in the competition.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 04:42) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 19:43) Carolyn Murray reports on the Wasatch Interlocal Meeting with Heber City and Midway City. 

( 21:57) Park City Library Director Adriane Juarez talks about the re-opening of the library.

( 33:28) Extreme Skiing Pioneer Dan Egan talks about his career, his connection to Warren Miller and his new book, "30 Years in a White Haze."

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If you've ever stood in a lift line, dined at the Black Diamond Lodge or walked around The Park Silly Sunday Market, you might’ve heard Wyatt Pike singing and playing his guitar. 

The Park City local has been playing gigs around the town for years and released a five song record last year titled Brand New Boy. Back in November he flew out to Ojai, CA to audition for American Idol. 

Park City Local and American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike talks about getting on the show and when we might see his audition.

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:10) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report 

(05:48) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 22:18) Mental Health Counselor Katie Thomas has details about an upcoming small group teen girls resiliency program she is offering throughout the month of March.

(36:30) Park City Local and American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike talks about getting on the show and when we might see his audition.

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