Posts Tagged 'sing'

Friday’s tip of the week.



If you’re coming to Teen Idol tonight (6 p.m., downtown Jackson), you don’t have to worry about thunder sticks (above) or snacks or talented teens.

Our tip? Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

The Riverwalk Amphitheater is a comfy, cozy place to watch a music event. But to avoid grass stains on your shorts (it’s going to be warm!), bring something to sit on.

To get you warmed up, here are pictures of last year’s competition. See you tonight!


Announcing: Teen Idol 2008 lineup

Teen Idol stage in downtown Jackson

[Update: Congrats to Blair, who won our 2008 competition. Check out the video of his encore performance.]

Who will take the stage at this year’s American 1 Teen Idol competition?

After listening to more than 100 teens in Jackson, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Washtenaw, and Lenawee Counties, we’ve narrowed it down to 10 semi-finalists who will compete for a $2,000 savings bond and a trip to a Fox “American Idol” audition city. Plus each contestant will be raising $250 that will benefit the Jackson School of the Arts and a charity of their choice.

The 2008 lineup includes:

  • Emmaline Brown (14) of Hillsdale
  • Blair Grotbeck (18) of Adrian
  • Teeshlee Hawkins (18) of Jackson
  • Bobby Kucinski (16) of Chelsea
  • Austin Olano (17) of Adrian
  • Bridgette Powell (18) of Jackson
  • Charlotte Prenevost (13) of Jackson
  • Kelly Preston (16) of Jackson
  • Jenna Roark (15) of Stockbridge
  • Eden Zysk (18) of Somerset

Blair and Eden are returning from previous Teen Idol performances.

Look for these talented teens on Friday, July 18 at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in downtown Jackson, starting at 6 p.m. And check out last year’s winner, Trevor, performing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” on our YouTube page.

Teen Idol auditions coming in May

American 1 Teen Idol auditions

Know a talented teen who sings like nobody’s business?

We’d love to have them audition for our annual American 1 Teen Idol singing competition, taking place Friday, July 18 in downtown Jackson.

We have audition dates set from May 7-16 in five counties: Jackson, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Lenawee, and Washtenaw. Audition times range from 4-6 p.m. each day.

More Teen Idol information and rules are available at our web site. You can also download our audition application. Just be sure to get it in by May 2!


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