By Kathy Janich
Two Georgia singers and one from Ohio have been named finalists in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s “American Idol”-like Songster 2010 amateur vocal competition. The winner, who will be named during an Aug. 14 ASO concert, will receive round-trip airline tickets to New York to see the symphony perform at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 30, concert tickets, a hotel room and a Turner Classic Movies gift basket full of books and DVDs.
Joseph Brewer of Columbus, Rebekah Dossou of Lilburn and Christina Lewis of Cincinnati will each sing “Over the Rainbow” with the symphony before the Aug. 14 concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta. The concert is a screening of The Wizard of Oz, with the ASO providing live accompaniment. The competition (not the concert) will be streamed live on UStreamtv.com, and audience members will be asked to choose their favorite by text message or online voting. The winner will be announced at intermission. The second- and third-place finishers will receive free ASO tickets and more.
The finalists’ YouTube.com video entries can be seen on the ASO website.