BEMUS POINT - After its one-week delay, Chautauqua Lake Idol will get its start Monday with 10 of the 20 finalists selected to compete in this year's competition.
The 10 singers who were supposed to have performed last Monday will now compete July 14, as the June 30 opening night was canceled due to rainy weather.
Out of each of the two groups of 10, five singers will be selected to continue on to the competition's first of three theme nights - the July 21 WJTN and WKSN Oldies Night. A country music night and classic rock night are scheduled for July 28 and Aug. 4 respectively. The 2008 contest will conclude Aug. 18.
According to Andrew Hill, Chautauqua Lake Idol producer, SE93 is looking for someone with a little bit of everything this year.
''From slow, meaningful ballads to the entertaining performance that forces the audience on their feet, we are looking for a singer that the general audience can connect with,'' Hill said recently. ''I think our past winners have shared the ability to entertain and make the audience 'want more.' Sue (Waite), Marla (Harris), Lauren (Cecchini) and Ben (Blood) have been true professionals and certainly won over the crowd and judges.''
Chautauqua Lake Idol is organized each year by WWSE 93.3 FM - a Media One Group radio station. For more information, visit www.chautauqualakeidol.com or the Media One Group studios. Questions can also be directed to WWSE 93.3 FM by calling 487-1151.
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