While most people only sing in the shower for fun, one student made a splash by rocking out among the shampoo to win $500.

Brad Wooton, a freshman exercise science major, was the winner of the Garnier Fructis “Sing in the Shower” contest held outside the University Union last week.

Wooton, who strutted his stuff during the karaoke contest singing Blink 182’s song First Date, said he likes “being in the spotlight and entertaining people” and believes he has a good chance at winning the next contest for $5,000 and a trip to L.A. to watch the American Idol finale.

“I’m feeling pretty confident,” Wooton said. “I talked to a lot of friends from back home and my friends here at NAU, and everyone is going to spread the word. I’ve got a lot of support.”

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Winner Brad Wooton croons his tune in the outdoor shower.

The karaoke contest was part of Garnier’s visit to NAU, where the company gave bathroom makeovers to five campus communities, including Cowden, Gabaldon, Reilly, South Family Apartments and Wilson. Bathrooms were stocked with Garnier hair products, shower curtains and bath mats. Residents on floors that were not given bathroom makeovers received shower caddies filled with Garnier products.

During the contest, contestants were judged based on “rocking their style” rather than singing ability. Participants got their hair done for the contest and spectators also got their hair done for free.

To help Wooton win the final round against winners from 11 other universities, visit garnier.com/idol on April 15 or after to vote.