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Manteca Idol 2009 auditions underway on Saturday

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Manteca Idol 2009 auditions underway on Saturday

Brieanne Jansen is all smiles after learning she passed the first round of auditions for the Manteca Idol competition. Auditions continue the next two Saturdays.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

POSTED July 15, 2009 2:35 a.m.

Manteca Idol tryouts continue for the next two Saturdays – July 18 and 25 – at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.

Auditions for the sixth annual competition start at 10 a.m. An application must be completed, and those under the age of 18 must have a parent present to give their consent. At that point each of the singers will get a chance to perform a 30-second acappella song that will determine whether they’ll be moving on. This year there is a separate completion dubbed “Manteca Junior idol” for those 12 and under.

Those who make the cut will be asked to pay a $10 entry free to help offset costs, and Junior Idol contestants will have the option of paying $12 and getting a free membership to the Boys and Girls Club.
The tryouts will again be held on Saturday, July 28, and Saturday, July 25 – both at 10 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club.

Manteca Idol 2008 Christine Acosta will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies for the entire run of the contest. Competition starts Aug. 5 and will continue through the fall on Wednesday nights at Chez Shari at the Manteca Golf Course from 7 to 9 p.m

But instead of sending the contestants home one at a time when they reach the finals, the last five Manteca Idol hopefuls as well as the three Junior Idol candidates will perform every week and have their points tallied.

The winner will be crowned on Monday, Nov. 23, on the first night of the Boys and Girls Telethon – an event that will be held live on cable television by Comcast.

For more information about the contest visit the Manteca Idol website at Applications for the tryouts can be downloaded there as well.

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