Wellington Idol taking applications for annual competition


People of all ages are warming up their voices in Wellington because it’s time again for thee sign-ups for the sixth annual Wellington Idol.

The signing competition — a play off the popular “American Idol” — will have three age divisions, 8 to 12; 13 to 17; and 18 and up. The live performances will start on March 3 and the finals will take place on March 10.

The competition has a $500 grand prize and three $250 runner-up prizes.

Anyone who thinks they have what it takes to compete must submit an application, head shot, a short biography, a $25 fee and a YouTube link to a previous performance.

The registration packets can be submitted at the Wellington Community Center and the YouTube link should be sent to Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager Joe Piconcelli at jpiconcelli@wellingtonfl.gov. The deadline for the submission of the packets and links is Feb. 16

The competition will take place at the Wellington Amphitheater stage where people pull up lawn chairs to take in the action.

Last year’s grand prize winner was Charlotte Ostrov and the 2015 winner was Adrianna Siena.

— MATT MORGAN



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