YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation announced that the city is searching for Yonkers’ next great young singers to compete for the titles of Yonkers Junior Idol 2016 and Yonkers Idol 2016.
The three-round competition will kick off at the Yonkers Nodine Hill Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Yonkers residents are encouraged to register for the competition by clicking here
“Yonkers Idol is a wonderful tradition in our City bringing together the very best singing talent our City has to offer,” said Spano. “I am continually impressed each year by the caliber of singers at such a young age and I look forward to attending the finale event each year.”
Those interested in auditioning must be between the ages of 15-19 years old to qualify for Yonkers Idol or between the ages of 10-14 years of age to qualify for Yonkers Junior Idol.
First auditions will be a cappella and limited to one verse and one chorus of a song. Winners will hold their title for a year and win a cash prize, courtesy of the Untermeyer Performing Arts Council Teresa Fund. The title provides performance opportunities for various City of Yonkers events throughout the year.
Call backs from the Feb. 27 audition are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 29. Location for call backs will be announced at a later date. The final round of competition will take place at the May 14 show, which is free and open to the public.
The Yonkers Nodine Community Center is at 140 Fillmore St.