Sixteen musically talented youth have been selected as the Town’s 2019 Whitby Idol finalists. Presented by the Whitby Youth Council, Whitby Idol – the Town’s annual singing competition – is open to youth ages 12 to 18 years old. The event profiles local youth and provides an opportunity that showcases their vocal talents to a live audience.
This year’s finalists are Sofia Wagar, Brooke Hindle, Mariah Martin, Jenny Frost, Matt Doran and Luxury Tax (band), Katherine Rodney, Alesha Stevenson, Julia Middleton, Tanvee Tuppal, Allison Beadle, Tessa Martilla, Malaika Lorde, Lauren Beauvais, Monique Tesser and Riley Wheater.
“On behalf of Council, I want to congratulate this year’s Whitby Idol finalists,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “We look forward to seeing these talented local youth perform at the Whitby Idol grand finale and throughout the year at Town events.”
The Whitby Youth Council is composed of young people and adults from local schools, agencies and organizations that work together to address the needs of Whitby youth. The four main priorities identified by the Youth Council are youth events, promotion of the council and outreach programs.
The final Whitby Idol showcase will be held at Whitby Centennial Building on Wednesday February 27. For more information, visit whitby.ca/youthevents.
Photo: Mariah Martin