Congrats To Our Jr Idols
Last night we crowned our winners in the 4th Annual Jr Idol competition brought to you by Five Star Subaru. The Oneonta Theatre filled with excitement as our finalists took the stage. Now, I am not a judge but I have the pleasure of hosting the event each year and I can tell you we have some great talent in the tri county area. Congrats to:
Eli Madison of Edmeston, NY, winner in our 13-16yrs division. Hannah Wood of Franklin/Sidney in second and Janetta Montouri of Edmeston in third.
Jerid Goss of Meridale, NY, winner of our 17-20yrs division. Julia Robinson of Fly Creek in second and Dillan Smith of Norwich in third.
All of our finalists did a great job. For what it is worth I have compiled my personal favorite performances of each finalist:
13-16yrs (in no particular order)
Janetta Montouri “I Ain’t In Checotah Anymore”by Carrie Underwood —Michaela Conroy “Mercy” by Duffy —Eli Madison “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean —Jolie Gagnon “I Don’t Believe You” by Pink —Hannah Wood “Glitter In The Air” by Pink
17-20yrs (in no particular order)
Dillan Smith “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz —Chelsea Steffens “Vienna” by Billy Joel Jerid Goss “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright— Christina Donato “O Mio Babbino Caro” —Julia Robinson “Suddenly I See” by KT Tunstall
Special Thanks to Jeff Wood of Northern Star Productions for volunteering for a 4th year and to Billie Baldwin for coordinating the event.