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Teens Idols! Show off talent, win $1,000

The 2010 Valley Teen Idol contest, sponsored by San Ramon Valley Rotary, is taking applications from contestants ages 13-19. The grand prize is $1,000 plus a professional recording session. And the winner will be star for a night at the final Gala Event.

The first 200 teen who apply will receive auditions, limited to 60 seconds; the entry fee is $25.

Initial auditions will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 27; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday, March 28, at 2010 Crow Canyon Place in San Ramon.

Semifinals will be held Wednesday, April 21, at the Crow Canyon Country Club.

The Final Competition Gala is Saturday, May 8, at the Canyon View Dining Hall in San Ramon. At this event the first-place winner is chosen and awarded $1,000 and a recording session. The second-place winner receives $500; the third-place winner, $250; and winners from fourth-tenth receive $50.

Proceeds from the Valley Teen Idol benefit the local and worldwide charity work of the Diablo-San Ramon Valley Rotary Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit organization.

Last year's winners were:

Grand prize: Braden Sweeney

Second: Alissa Anderegg

Third: Ariel Valle

Fourth: Ross Bronzan

Fifth: Lauren Carreno, Isabella Ohlmeyer, Kylie Rothfield, Jennifer West

Applications are available at local high schools and at www.sanramonvalleyrotary.com. For sponsorship or questions contact Debora at 855-5529, 260-4565 or spkilleen@hotmail.com.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Comments

Posted by Lori Bunting, a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Sorry, but this competition is purely a fundraiser. The judges & "coordinator" did not select the final winners based on talent. This is NOT my opinion. This is based on fact from NUMEROUS people on and off of the board of San Ramon Valley Rotary Club.
Our family advertised this very worth while fundraiser to many, many family members & friends. We had people from all over CA come 2 yrs in a row and spent MANY hundreds of our own money to support the Rotary Club.

While we still believe strongly in the Rotary Int'l mission and purpose, we kindly request you remove our daughter's name from the "results" in this article. Not only was this not fair judging OR RESULTS, IT WAS A JOKE. So many people came up to us after the results were announced and apologized for the gross mishap and RIDICULOUS VOTING METHOD FOR 2009. The voting method for 2008 was bad enough. Don't slander our daughter's talent by posting her "5th place" on google for searches.

Maybe you could advertise this competition honestly by telling everyone on google HOW THE WINNERS WERE SELECTED LAST YR! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am purely speaking the truth. You may send me a message through Jessica's Music MySpace page.

Sincerely,
Lori Bunting, "Momager" for Jessica Caylyn
www.myspace.com/jessicabuntingsmusic
www.facebook.com/jessicacaylyn


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