Five Warren vocalists will be participating in Friday's semifinal round of the Watchung Arts Center's 2013 NJ Idol vocal competition.
The annual competition for New Jersey residents ages 15–29 years of age offers participants an opportunity to advance their careers, with judging by local music professionals and a recording deal offered as part of the top prize (it's not affiliated with the Fox TV program "American Idol").
Jack Pacetti, of Warren, will participate in Friday night's round, while Warren residents Sherry Cortese, Charlotte Finnerty, Erica Kottler and Ayesha Saksena will take to the stage for Saturday night's round.
Other semifinalists include:
Friday night's round:
- Noelle Bauer, Wyckoff
- Frederick “Freddie “ Bourne, Union Beach
- Danielle Bellomo, East Hanover
- Paige Cassella, Ramsey
- Caroline Hoynowski, Clark
- Lauren Ashley Lubrano, Rahway
- Kandace Elaine Moore, West Orange
- Kristin Morosoff, Tinton Falls
- Alice Tuberty-Vaughan, Gillette
- Eleni Cantanzaro, New Providence
- Patty Doyle, Madison
- Joseph Gatti, Princeton
- Carl Martin, North Brunswick
- Allison McKenzie, Freehold
- Kristin Star Picun, Blairstown
Ticket information for this event will be posted online or email watchungartscenter.eventbrite.com and will be available for $15 for each night.