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Ticonderoga Idol contestants advance

TICONDEROGA The second round of Ti Idol is set. Eight contestants were eliminated in the opening-round show May 24 at the Ticonderoga High School auditorium. That leaves 41 performers in three classes for the next round, which is scheduled for June 7 at 6 p.m. Ti High. The program will be Rock n Roll Night with music from the 1960s and 70s. Advancing in the junior division, ages 7-12, will be Nicole Fuller,Brook-Lynn Savage, Ashley Goad, Jessie Agee, Brenna Michalak, Kaitlin Diskin, Brittany Savage, Samuel Issac Agee, Janel Woods, Alyssa Rodriguez, Constance Bailey, Cheyane Tuthill and Gracie Agee. Moving on in the teen division, ages 13-18, are Abbey Agee, Aubrey Backus, Adam Agee, Samantha Young, Kelsey Finley, Vanessa Fuller, Conner Backus, Hayley Savage and Katelyn Mercer. Advancing in the adult division includes Brandy Lacey, Tammy Snyder, Cheech Rodriguez, Carolyn Fuller, Holly Savage, Aaron Diskin, Lori Renninger, Chris Agee, Ruth-Marie Betit, Alissa Glading, Tara Diskin, Evan Glading, Cherilyn McCoy, Chris Hartley, Karen M. Henderson, Jim Firlik, Linda Agee and John Brooks. Angela Sammis, Ti Idol chairwoman, said she was pleased with the talent displayed by contestants in the opening round as well as the attendance. The semifinal round on June 21 will be Country Music Night and will feature DJs from the WOKO radio Morning Roundup Show. Tickets to the preliminary round shows will be $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students. The finals will be held July 3 at 7 p.m. in Bicentennial Park as part of the communitys annual Best Fourth in the North celebration. There is no charge to attend the finals. This year the winners of the Ticonderoga-based talent show will advance to compete against other contest winners at the annual Essex County Fair in Westport and perhaps to the New York State Fair in Syracuse. Patterned after the television program, American Idol, the event is open to individual vocal performances only . All contestants must reside fulltime within a 45-mile radius of Ticonderoga and must be amateurs. No bands or electrical instruments will be permitted. Proceeds from Ti Idol will be used for Ticonderogas annual July 4 celebration.

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