NOVA Idol returns for 2017 Friday, March 31

NOVA Idol photo2016 NOVA Idol Winner Carolina Fuenzalida

American Idol may have faded into history but NOVA Idol is alive and well, returning for its 2017 season Friday, March 31, with strong vocalists from all six campuses of Northern Virginia Community College.

This year’s event adds a bit of variety. Throughout the fall 2016 semester, judges arranged auditions for NOVA students in an effort to find contestants with multiple talents including singing, dancing, storytelling, drama, gymnastics, juggling and other skills. This year’s show will include 10 finalists for the singing portion of the show and two finalists for the variety show.

NOVA Idol started as a small talent show in a classroom on NOVA’s Alexandria Campus and has grown into a popular event over the past 14 years. Although a lot has changed over, the program is still student-focused and is aimed to give students the opportunity to develop their talents and recognize their excellence at the campus and community levels.

The winners of the 2017 NOVA Idol will receive cash prizes between $1,000 and $4,000. The community is invited to join NOVA as they decide which talented individuals will be worthy of the grand prizes.

When & where

NOVA Idol 2017 will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Dr., Alexandria, VA 22311. NOVA Idol is free and open to the public and parking is available in the Beauregard Street Parking Garage.

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