On Saturday, March 17, more than 50 competitors in five age divisions battled for the right to be called the next Bartlett Idol.
With competition for the Youth and Tween divisions starting at 10 a.m., it was the perfect way to kick off St. Patty's Day. After about one hour of competition, the winners were announced: 2012 Youth I Bartlett Idol: Emily Fagan and the 2012 Tween I Bartlett Idol: Megan Guthrie.
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Act II began at 1 p.m. with the teens and adults singing for their place in Bartlett history. Turning in a winning performance singing "King of Anything," Alisha Jury was named 2012 Bartlett Idol Teen I. Nick Gaines stepped up with his rendition of "The Man Who Can Be Moved" and wowed the judges with his vocals and guitar playing to be named the 2012 Teen II Bartlett Idol.
The competition ended with the Adult II division and fierce competition. In the end, Kevin Keane was awarded the title of 2012 Adult II Bartlett Idol for his performance of "Love Changes Everything."
Thank you to all the competitors, volunteers, and audience members for making the 2012 Bartlett Idol event a wonderful way to celebrate and showcase the talent in Bartlett and support the arts.
Bartlett Idol is an annual event sponsored by the Bartlett Park District and Comcast. For information about Bartlett Idol, visit www.bartlettparks.org or call 630) 540-4834.
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