American Idol star to lead Oak Harbor church service

Chris Sligh, a finalist from American Idol, is coming to Life Church in Oak Harbor May 19.  - Photo submitted
Chris Sligh, a finalist from American Idol, is coming to Life Church in Oak Harbor May 19.
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A man who received a standing ovation from singer and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul will lead worship services at an Oak Harbor church later this month.

Chris Sligh, a finalist from the sixth season of American Idol, will be at Life Church May 19.

Sligh will lead the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Mary Hubbard of the Life Church said everyone is welcome to attend the services. She said she expects great music as well as humor.

“He’s funny,” she said. “He’s a comedian of sorts.”

Sligh is a Christian pop singer and song writer who rose to prominence when he auditioned for the American Idol TV show in 2007.

Sligh sang “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal during his audition in Alabama, prompting Abdul to hop up and give him a standing ovation.

Sligh made the finals, but was eventually eliminated by the judges; he was the 10th-place singer in Season Six and went on tour with the other finalists.

According to Sligh’s website, he is now the worship pastor at the Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot, Colo. He’s recorded Christian music albums and is signed with Brash Music.

Life Church is located at 1767 N.E. Regatta Drive.


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