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Duluth Idol competition heats up

IF YOU GO

• What: Duluth Idol

• When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Duluth Festival Center, 3142 Hill St., Duluth

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.duluthga.net

CONTESTANTS

• Ages 5-9

Rylee Sanders

Karlie Fligg

Angelica Hale

Jasmine Handmaker

• Ages 10-13

Brooke Woods

Kasey Headrick

Cameron Johnson

Marissa Wallop

Logan Sanders

Rachel Bailey

Anu Ramachandiran

Maddie Painter

Samantha Corley

Caroline Carrasco

Annabell Rushing

• Ages 14-17

Brooke Adee

Harris Eaton

Naomi Kenyon

Jessica Fields

Azaria Irvin

• Ages 18 and up

Connor Bell

Luis Ruiz

Jessie Schiereck

Jazmine Renae

DULUTH -- After three hours of auditions on June 3, the Duluth Idol competition has been whittled down to 24 contestants from ages 5 and up.

On Saturday, these aspiring songbirds are battling it out for first place in their respective divisions at the Duluth Festival Center.

There will be judges and the audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite performer by placing a ticket into bags marked with each contestants name. Those votes will be tallied with the judges vote to determine the four winners (in categories of ages 5-9, ages 10-13, ages 14-17, and ages 18 and up).

Winners from each age group performs at the Duluth Celebrates America event on July 3, plus other festivities in the city.