ASMR - RESULTS OF KEENE KARAOKE IDOL ELIMINATION ROUND ONE

COMPLETE LIST OF CONTESTANTS AND HOMETOWNS FOLLOW.
CONTESTANT LAURAL FERGUSON WILL AUDITION FOR SEASON TWO OF "THE VOICE" ON
7/22.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The contestant pool has been narrowed to the Top 18 for the eighth annual
Keene Karaoke IDOL! Participating in the July 15 elimination round, when
the genre of the night is Motown, are Rebekah Autrey, Karen Bays, Scott
Bedard, Tony Bourque, Shauna Crosby, Kate Duchesneau, Laural Ferguson, Wade
Garrett, Erin Girouard, Heather Kovacs, Karin Leach, Haleigh Lord, Kay
Perkins, Deb Pickering, Kiara Sampson, Courtney Swift, Megan Ward and Nathan
Wesley.

Youth contestants ages 7-14 join the event on July 22, 29 and August 5 and
include Brian Bedard, Sadie Caulfield, Melissa Croteau, Sabryn Farashahi,
Nichole Forgues, Scout Landry, Lily Shakour and Anna Wojenski.

Future dates include July 22, 29 and August 5 in the function room at McCue’
s, Emerald Street, Keene, NH. Details www.keeneonline.com/idol. Audience
members vote at each elimination round to choose the $250 Audience Favorite
Award. Grand prize $1000, second prize $750, third prize $500.

Judges Ted McGreer, Steve Pro and Jen Bond are joined each week by a Mystery
Judge and Gary Gagnon as Emcee. IDOL website provided by David Teubner,
owner of Keene Online. Event televised by Cheshire TV; air times at
www.cheshiretv.org. Sponsors include Charlesworks, Cheshire Music, Clark
Mortenson Insurance Agency, Days Inn, Engrave It, Health Coach USA, HKS
Bruce Murphy, Judy Fine Singers & Musicians Studio, Keene Sentinel, Murphy’s
Auto Body, Steve Pro Land Development Services, Ted’s Shoe and Sports and
Monadnock Radio Group.

Doors open at 6:00p, show begins at 7p. Admission $10/person; seats
reserved only if paid in advance. RESERVE TICKETS THROUGH AIDS SERVICES
ONLY. Master Card/VISA accepted at 603-357-6855. Proceeds benefit AIDS
Services for the Monadnock Region, funded in part by the Monadnock United
Way, City of Keene and Broadway Cares.

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Rebekah Autrey, Manchester, NH
Karen Bays, Swanzey
Scott Bedard, Troy
Tony Bourque, Claremont
Shauna Crosby, Keene
Kate Duchesneau, Temple
Laural Ferguson, Springfield, VT
Wade Garrett, Swanzey
Erin Girouard, Royalston, MA
Heather Kovacs, Keene
Karin Leach, Keene
Haleigh Lord, Keene
Kay Perkins, Keene
Deb Pickering, Keene
Kiara Sampson, Keene
Courtney Swift, Keene
Megan Ward, Keene
Nathan Wesley, Swanzey

Eight contestants have entered this year’s youth component of IDOL, ranging
in age from 8 to 14. They are
Brian Bedard, age 8, Keene
Sadie Caulfield, age 13, Spofford
Melissa Croteau, age 10, Fitzwilliam
Sabryn Farashahi, age 12, Marlborough
Nichole Forgues, age 12, Keene
Scout Landry, age 14, Charlestown
Lily Shakour, age 15, Keene
Anna Wojenski, age 13, Keene