Stateline Singers Perform For A Chance to Appear on American Idol

Many contestants performed to follow their dreams, others to face their fears

ROCKFORD - One contestant after another showed off their singing abilities Thursday night at Rock Valley College's Starlight Theatre, all in the hopes of winning the 'Stateline Idol' grand prize: an automatic trip to the judge's round of auditions for ABC's 'American Idol'. 

Some wanted to fulfill their dreams of stardom. "I want people to really feel my music and share it with them," said Rockford resident and contestant Adem Dalipi. 

Others just wanted to face through their fears of performing in front of a live audience.

"If I can go out there and just entertain and have people say 'wow, look at that', I've done my job, I'm satisfied," said contestant Dontavian Hill.

"This has always been my dream, and I kind of realized I really loved music when I turned 15," said contestant Kristina Lewis.

Lewis lives in Rockford and fell in love with music after finding a friend while living in Boston with a recording studio. She now wants to use that passion into a career.

Her mom Tracey fully supports that dream. "I said you 'know what it's your chance, you've been wanting to do it', and she's really good, she practices all the time and sings all the time," said Kristina's mom Tracey Perez.

Hill has a similar dream. This competition was the first time he performed in front of a large audience.
Even though he had a few butterflies, he hoped his performance inspired others to take a chance on their dreams.

"I'm hoping that I can be the one that proves that  even though you are nervous you can go out there an perform and do your absolute best. Just go out there and do it," Hill said.

You can watch the full broadcast, which was streamed on Facebook Live, here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyEyewitnessNews/videos/?ref=page_internal



 


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Dontate Today!
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Watch New Episodes Online Now!
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Made in the Stateline
  • LIVE Weather Cams
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • High School Sports Highlights
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center