Taking the $400 top prize and Idol crown was Liberty High student Idara Akpakpa, who sang Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You.” Andie Paredes from Freedom High School earned second place and $200 for her rendition of “Here I Am” by Leona Lewis. The third-place award of $100 went to Raina Vizcarra from Antioch’s Delta Performing Arts Academy. Raina sang “I Will Always Love You,” made famous by Whitney Houston. And De La Salle’s Nicholas Crossen earned fourth place and $50 for his version of “Broken Vow” by Josh Groban.
Those who missed the show the first time around can catch it Saturday, April 28 at noon in the rotunda of Somersville Towne Centre in Antioch. Performances will run the gamut from ballads to Broadway tunes, country, folk, gospel, jazz and pop.