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“Arlington Idol” Competition to be Held Thursday

by ARLnow.com — March 21, 2011 at 11:57 am 1,786 8 Comments

Arlington Public Schools will hold its third annual televised singing competition Thursday night.

Four high school students will vie for the title of “Arlington Idol.” The finalists — as voted by their classmates — are Mary Shields of H-B Woodlawn, Danyele Greenfield of Wakefield HS, Abir Haronni of Washington-Lee HS and Kate Mountain of Yorktown HS. They will be joined on stage by the U.S. Army Band “Downrange,” the pop/rock contingent of the military’s music corps, who have assisted with the competition since its inception.

Four runners-up from each county high school will perform as the band’s back-up singers this year. The runners-up are: Kyra Klontz of H-B Woodlawn, Tigist Worku of Wakefield HS, Mallory McKenzie of Washington-Lee HS and Rachel Gromberg of Yorktown HS.

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road). Admission is free and open to the public, but Arlington residents can also watch a live broadcast on Comcast channel 72 and vote for their favorite vocalists via text message.

The 2009 Arlington Idol winner was Sophia Delmar of Washington-Lee. See a video of the 2009 winner’s performance after the jump.

  • Chris Slatt

    You messed up a name – Mary Shields from H-B Woodlawn (needs an s on the end)

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      Thanks, I’ll fix that now.

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    No broadcast available on FIOS?

    • Barney Rubble

      It will be broadcast “LIVE” on FIOS Channel 42.

  • Overgrown Bush

    Gotta grab me a six of Yuengling and catch this..

  • Lou

    Not enough good things can happen to the Mountain’s of Yorktown, so I’m pulling for her.

    • proud to be in arlington

      Dislike. You should be ashamed of yourself for not celebrating student success.

  • {-_-}

    I think I will attend instead of sitting home and watch AI.

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