WINNERS OF THE NJ IDOL – Vocal Competition 2013
DANIELLE BELLOMO OF EAST HANOVER WINS GRAND PRIZE
March 5, 2013 (Watchung, NJ) – The Watchung Arts Center concluded the exciting 2013 Vocal Competition – NJ IDOL for New Jersey residents ages 15 – 29 years of age on Saturday, March 1, 2013.
The contest which began with auditions in February was narrowed to 20 vocalists who moved on to two nights of semi-finals. 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 to vie for ten slots in the final round. Finalists included : 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, Kandace Elaine Moore, West Orange, Kristin Morosoff, Tinton Falls, and Alice Tuberty-Vaughan, Gillette.
After being treated to an amazing collection of songs, the audience was given the difficult job of voting for their three favorites of the night. A total combined score moved, Alice Tuberty-Vaughan, Freddie Bourne and Danielle Bellomo to the next round to sing for the following prizes:
1st Prize: $500 cash prize provided by the Watchung Arts Center.
2nd Prize: 2 Hour recording session with S.R.A. Studios of Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
3rd Prize: Formal publicity portrait with photography done by Nancy Ori in Berkeley Heights.
After the three young performers finished their second song the judges, recording artist Lisa Coppola, Entertainment Attorney Lou Takacs, Esq., and Songwriter/Producer/Manager Mark D. Conklin retired to choose the winner and runner ups.
After deliberating and coming to a unanimous decision it was announced that Freddie Bourner was the second runner-up, while Alice Tuberty-Vaughan was the first runner-up and Danielle Bellomo won the competition.
Both the Watchung Arts Center and the judges would like to congratulate ALL the gifted vocalists who participated in the 2013 NJ IDOL as well as the volunteers without whom this event would not be possible. Volunteers included: Alex Canady, WHRHS Photographer, Alex Carr, WHRHS Audio, Kaileigh Gannon, Volunteer, Minna Gannon, WHRHS Photographer, Mike Gorczyca, WHRHS Audio, Bim Semmling, Volunteer, Diane Semmling, Volunteer, Tim Semmling, Volunteer
Gabe Waldman, WHRHS Video. Special Thank You to Rosemarie Flores, Soprano/Vocal Coach, guest judge at the auditions.
This event is not associated or affiliated with American Idol, its sponsors, producers or participants.
The Watchung Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary arts facility serving Watchung and the surrounding communities and the Tri-State Area. For more information visit our website at www.watchungarts.org or email at email@example.com. The Watchung Arts Center is located at 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069.