Cortez Idol singing competition starts Saturday – The Journal


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Some of the 20 finalists for this year’s Cortez Idol competition.

The fifth annual Cortez Idol competition starts Saturday, which means one of 20 finalists will soon be crowned the best singer in the Four Corners.

The karaoke-style voice contest, modeled after the “American Idol” TV show, has become a tradition at Blondie’s Trophy Room since the bar’s former owner started it in 2013. The 20 final contestants, chosen after two weeks of auditions, will compete every Saturday through March 4 in performances from a wide variety of genres, until the winner goes home with a $1,000 cash prize. This year, Jill Carlson, Aaron LeMay and Brad Sitton will be the judges, while local DJ P.A. Jackson will be the host.

Each night of the competition is open to the public, and will have a different theme. Saturday will be…

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