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‘American Idol’ Finalist Wows Crowd With Sennheiser Mic

“American Idol” Top 3 contestant Danny Gokey debuted the new Sennheiser 2000 Series handheld wireless vocal microphone on U.S. television during his homecoming concert in Milwaukee, Wis. The 2000 Series mic, outfitted with an evolution series 935 capsule, was delivered by Sennheiser’s local area rep, Eric Reese, just in time for the late afternoon concert.

“It looks great; it handles nicely. It’s just a great product,” said Brian “BK” Koerner, audio operations manager for Clearwing Productions, the Milwaukee-based company that supplied full production for Gokey’s show. “Everything went well, and the mic sounded amazing.”

Koerner noted that the Clearwing Productions crew members were really impressed with the mic. “The internal antenna distribution system, the Ethernet connection for a PC — there’s everything on this unit that we just love,” he said.

Features of the 2000 Series system include a high level of frequency flexibility and multichannel capability, along with professional control via Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Manager software.

Koerner reports that nearly 26,000 fans attended the show, which was held at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage, home of Summerfest, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The live performance, which included a full band, was part of “Danny Gokey Day,” which took Milwaukee’s “Idol” finalist around his hometown on a day-long series of events that were filmed by FOX Broadcasting Co. for a segment on the Top 3 elimination episode that was broadcast on May 13.