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10th Annual Yonkers Idol Searches for its Next Singing Sensations

Post Date:01/25/2017 9:36 AM

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Yonkers, NY – January 25, 2017 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation today announced that the City is searching for Yonkers’ next great young singers to compete in February for the titles of Yonkers Junior Idol 2017 and Yonkers Idol 2017. Celebrating its tenth year, the three-round competition will kick off at the Nodine Hill Community Center on Saturday, February 11 at 9:00 AM. Yonkers residents are encouraged to register for the competition at www.YonkersNY.gov/YonkersIdol.

“Yonkers Idol is a wonderful tradition in our City bringing together the very best singing talent our City has to offer,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “I’m impressed each year by the caliber of singers at such a young age and I look forward to attending the finale event each year.”

Those interested in auditioning must be between the ages of 15-19 years old to qualify for Yonkers Idol or between the ages of 10-14 years of age to qualify for Yonkers Junior Idol. First auditions will be a cappella and limited to one verse and one chorus of a song. Winners will hold their title for a year and win $1000, courtesy of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council Teresa Fund. The title provides performance opportunities at various City of Yonkers events throughout the year. 

Call backs from the February 11 audition are scheduled for Monday, February 13. Location for call backs will be announced at a later date. The final round of competition will take place at a May 6 show, which is free and open to the public.  Call backs will audition a different song for the finale show.  Online registration is required and open to Yonkers residents only.  Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information on the competition please visit the City of Yonkers Departments of Parks, Recreation & Conservation at www.YonkersNY.gov.  Parents may call from 9AM to 4PM, Monday – Friday, at 914-377-6444.

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