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2014 Seattle Pride Idol

Ruth SotoRuth Soto

Winning this year's Seattle Pride Idol competition was Ruth Soto, singing “Summertime”, a performance so powerful, the audience and judges rose to their feet with applause for several minutes at the end of her song. Ruth wins $1,000, a round-trip vacation for 2 to Puerto Vallerta, courtesy of Alaska Airlines, and scheduled performances throughout Pride Month.

You can see Ruth perform live at the following Pride Month events:

June 14 Seattle Pride Picnic   More info →
June 20 Women's Pride More info →
June 22 Seattle Storm More info →
June 28 MOHAI Family Day More info →
June 29 Seattle Pride Parade More info →
June 29 PrideFest Main Stage More info →

"Ruth's voice and performance style raised the stakes in this year's competition, says Adam McRoberts, Communications Director for Seattle Pride. "With her angelic, soulful voice and poise on stage, Ruth will make the entire city proud as our Pride Idol. We can't wait to hear her performing on 4th Avenue at the Pride Parade!"

See Ruth's winning performance of the classic hit, “Summertime”:


Seattle Pride would like to thank all of our Pride Idol Sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor T-Mobile, along with Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, MINI, Gay City, Cupcake Royale, GSBA, Amazon, Choke Shirt Company, Seattle Storm, City Arts, The Stranger, The Seattle Lesbian, Seattle Gay Scene, Seattle Gay News, MOViN 92.5, KUBE 93, KJR 95.7, KISS 106.1, KEXP, CLICK 98.9, JACK FM, KZOK and KMPS.