9th Annual Yonkers Idol Searches for Its Next Singing Stars
Yonkers, NY – February 3, 2016 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation today announced that the City is searching for Yonkers’ next great young singers to compete for the titles of Yonkers Junior Idol 2016 and Yonkers Idol 2016. The three-round competition will kick off at the Nodine Hill Community Center on Saturday, February 27th. Yonkers residents are encouraged to register for the competition at www.yonkersny.gov.
“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 am continually 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 1 verse and 1 chorus of a song. Winners will hold their title for a year and win a cash prize, courtesy of the Untermeyer Performing Arts Council Teresa Fund. The title provides performance opportunities for various City of Yonkers events throughout the year.
Call backs from the February 27th audition are scheduled for Monday, February 29th. Location for call backs will be announced at a later date. The final round of competition will take place at the May 14th show, which is free and open to the public.