Ten talented seniors showcased their vocal skills before a live audience as they vied for the title of 2019 Orland Township Senior American Idol, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
After three rounds of singing their favorite tunes, last year’s runner up, Jimmy Vincent, took home the trophy and title of 2019 Orland Township Senior American Idol.
Vincent started off the night with “Such a Night” by Elvis, continuing in the second round with “On the Street Where You Live” by Vic Dammone. In the final round, Vincent impressed the audience and judges with “Maybe it’s Time” from the movie “A Star is Born.”
Contestants for the finals were chosen from a group of more than 20 people who sang a cappella during auditions in February.
Radio personality Rich Renik from WCCQ, and local entertainers James Libera and Peter Oprisko participated as the celebrity judge panel. Author and motivational speaker Amy Logan served as emcee for the event.
“Orland Township is fortunate to have so many talented seniors who are willing to come out, show off their talent and compete to benefit a great cause, the Orland Township Scholarship Foundation,” said Supervisor O’Grady. “Because of events such as this, the Scholarship Foundation was able to award 22 very deserving high school seniors with scholarship funds for their upcoming freshman year at college. I want to thank everyone who came out and supported their favorite singer and the Scholarship Foundation.”
The Orland Township Senior American Idol competition was held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Georgios Banquets in Orland Hills.