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Lilburn Idol II - A Full Night of Incredible Talent

An evening in the park is always great, but team that up with Idol II and it's an event to remember!

The weather could not have been better. Under clear skies and a cool breeze, 20 contestants competed for their shot at Lilburn Idol fame.  The talent was plentiful and the styles were varied - from show tunes to ballads and some "very tricky songs," says Leslie Edwin, Lilburn's Events Coordinator.

With most of the contestants being in the 10-14 age, voting by the fans was a biit higher than last week's Idol contest. 

"It is exciting to see this kind of turn out because the City of Lilburn really wants to have a continuous stream of community events in the park," said Edwin. The staff strives to create no-cost events that are interesting and accessible for families, music lovers, and food enthusiasts. Bringing in local businesses to provide the optional things like concessions and the sponsorships from within the community will help to make this an ongoing possibility.

Here's your list of talent after Idol II.

YOUTH

1st - Rylee Sanders

2nd - Esther Davis 

TWEEN

1st - April Killion

2nd - Claire Armitage (jury selection to move on to Finale)

3rd - Eleanor Burrow 

YOUNG TEEN

1st - Amberleia Garcia

2nd - Julia Byrne (jury selection to move on to Finale)

3rd - Moira Mitchell 

TEEN

1st - Alex Hearn

2nd - Maggie Clark

3rd - Brii Wiley (jury selection to move on to Finale) 

ADULT

1st - Valda Harrison

2nd - Carol Bell

3rd - Scott Sanders

Last week's Senior Adult James Griffin made a return this week to play an original song during the intermission and was followed by a performance by Street Boys, Scott Mecredy and Michael Hurwitz. 

Former Mayor Diana Preston graciously emceed again and Lilburn Police Captain Ben Haynes will serve as Emcee for the Lilburn Idol III show on June 29.

Our thanks to Richard Ferris for the beautiful photos of this special evening.

Richard Ferris June 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Here is a direct link to all of the photos: http://lnphotos.smugmug.com/City-of-Lilburn/Lilburn-Idol-2012 It as a wonderful night for the community. Mark your calendar for Lilburn Idol III on June 29th at 7:00 PM.
Gail Lane June 17, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Thanks, Richard! Your photography, as always, tells the story so well. We are truly blessed to have you so involved in our community!
Tracy Monte June 17, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Great Stuff. Though I'm not really into the Idol format, anything we can do to promote our excellent little town and beautiful city park can only result in great outcomes. We need an ice cream shop and sit down restaurant in Old Town.
Lilburn Community Partnership June 18, 2012 at 11:39 AM
This is the ninth year for Lilburn Idol and our core of volunteers really enjoys working on the event. We are especially blessed to have Leslie Edwin, Lilburn City Event Coordinator giving us staff support for the event. She is working on bringing other events as well - such as Fourth of July Sparkle in the Park and Endless Summer Concert in September,

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