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 will evaluate 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.
Our NJ IDOL Auditions are complete and it was an exciting competition with an extremely talented group of young male and female vocalists from all over New Jersey.
Our Judges do an amazing job of not only scoring each contestant, but also offering professional critiques of each performance, serving as a very valuable opinions to further their careers.
We want to thank everyone for participating and bringing their talent and enthusiasm to the Watchung Arts Center.
Congratulations to all NJ Idol Semi-finalists!
Semi-finalists for Saturday, February 23, 2013:
Frederick “Freddie “ Bourne, Union Beach (Originally scheduled for Friday Night)
Eleni Cantanzaro, New Providence
Sherry Cortese, Warren
Charlotte Finnerty, Warren
Joseph Gatti, Princeton
Erica Kottler, Warren
Carl Martin, North Brunswick
Allison McKenzie, Freehold
Ayesha Saksena, warren
Kristin Star Picun, Blairstown
PLEASE NOTE: Patty Doyle, Madison has been rescheduled for Friday night.
Also appearing will be 2012 NJ IDOL Runner Up Alexa Pantaleo of Freehold.
When & Where
The Watchung Arts Center
The Watchung Arts Center (WAC) thrives in historic Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. The nonprofit, volunteer-run Center excels in cultivating an eclectic mix of professional and emerging artists in the performing and visual arts. Quality works in fine arts, exciting music, and comedy events are presented to enthusiastic audiences.
The Watchung Arts Center offers new art exhibitions each month, performances in music, comedy, and improv, and adult and youth classes in drawing, photography, dance, meditation, yoga and much more.