Student singers shine in Holleywood Idol

Posted 8 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Sue Cook – During a duet, Lexi Seewagen and Kory Puente sing “All of Me” by John Legend to each other.

By Sue Cook, staff reporter

HOLLEY – Once the tents and vendors were packed up at the June Fest in Holley, the festivities moved to the soccer field for karaoke performances by students of the community. The event was sponsored by First Niagara.

The judges were Mayor John Kenney, Roxane Gifaldi, Sue Rowcliff and Hannah Bock.

Passenger’s “Let Her Go” was fifth-grader Shashona MacPhee’s song selection. She won in the Elementary Idol category.

Students from grades 1-6 and 7-12 were separated into two categories and were given an opportunity to perform. Duets were separated into a third category.

Senior Emily Kordovich used her guitar to serenade the crowd during her category winning performance of Paramore’s “The Only Exception.”

Eighth-grader Abrianna Kruger sang “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus.

Hanna Waterman and Nina Dilella performed “What is this Feeling?” from the musical “Wicked” while Nina’s father records them with his phone. The pair won in the duet category.

The crowd watches eighth-grader Lindsey Allen as she sings “Automatic” by Miranda Lambert.

Here is a lineup of all the event’s singers. The participants all received medals at the end of the ceremony and the category winners were given awards.