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.
1st - Rylee Sanders
2nd - Esther Davis
1st - April Killion
2nd - Claire Armitage (jury selection to move on to Finale)
3rd - Eleanor Burrow
1st - Amberleia Garcia
2nd - Julia Byrne (jury selection to move on to Finale)
3rd - Moira Mitchell
1st - Alex Hearn
2nd - Maggie Clark
3rd - Brii Wiley (jury selection to move on to Finale)
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.