This release is from the Watchung Arts Center.
Clark's own Caroline Hoynowski has made it through to the semi-final round of the Watchung Arts Center's NJ Idol competition.
The 2013 NJ IDOL vocal competition is open to New Jersey residents ages 15—29 years of age performing all genres of music such as folk, country, pop, classical, gospel and rock. The mission of this event is to provide young local talents a venue to perform and an avenue in which to further their careers.
A panel of judges evaluates each contestant based on singing, musicality, appearance, and stage presence. The winner will receive $500 and the two runners-up will receive industry professional services prizes.
The top ten finalists will perform on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m. Come on out and support your favorite performer and participate in the audience judging. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite. The contest began with auditions and was narrowed to 20 vocalists who moved on to the semi-finals on Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23. Contestants traveled from Blairstown, Clark, East Hanover, Freehold, Gillette, Hamilton, Madison, New Providence, North Brunswick, Princeton, Rahway, Ramsey, Summit, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Warren, Watchung, West Orange, and Wyckoff.
The final ten were chosen following the completion of the semi-finals and include the following young talents:
Danielle Bellomo, East Hanover
Frederick “Freddie “ Bourne, Union Beach
Joseph Gatti, Princeton
Caroline Hoynowski, Clark
Erica Kottler, Warren
Carl Martin, North Brunswick
Allison McKenzie, Freehold
Elaine Kandace Moore, West Orange
Kristin Morosoff, Tinton Falls
Alice Tuberty-Vaughan, Gillette
The task of choosing the finalists was the job of four incredibly talented judges including recording artist Lisa Coppola, Entertainment Attorney Lou Takacs, Esq., and Songwriter/Producer/Manager Mark D. Conklin. Both the Watchung Arts Center and the judges would like to congratulate ALL the gifted vocalists who participated in the 2013 NJ IDOL.