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Top singers to battle for this year’s NOVA Idol title March 22

March 14, 2013

What
On Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m., nine of NOVA’s top singing sensations will battle for the title of this year’s NOVA Idol. In addition, three students from area high schools will compete in a separate competition that evening to win the high school division.

In its tenth year, NOVA Idol continues to be a popular college-wide event with more than 250 students from NOVA’s six campuses making up the competition pool. Every year, the votes of both audiences and judges determine the first, second and third place winners. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and eight hours of studio time plus a sound engineer, courtesy of Cue Studio’s Center for Audio Engineering, to be used to create a demo album. Second and third places will receive awards of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.

Tony Perkins will make a guest appearance as a celebrity host this year. Perkins is the co-anchor of ‘Fox 5 Morning News’ for WTTG in Washington, D.C. American soul singer and songwriter, William Bell will also make a guest appearance as celebrity judge.

When
Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 with a pre-show that Texas Chainsaw Horns Band and Beat Your Feet Finest (dance group).

Where
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311

Directions: http://www.nvcc.edu/about-nova/maps-directions/alexandria/index.html

Cost
Free to all students, faculty and staff and $10 general admission for the public.

Contact
For more information, go to www.nvcc.edu/novaidol or call 703-933-5074.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.