Nine talented performers from the region will put their vocal skills to the test tomorrow when they compete for the title of Merrimack Valley Idol.
Quota International of Andover is hosting the second annual competition from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Wyndham Boston Andover, 123 Old River Road, Andover.
At stake for the contestants is $500 in prize money and a chance to open for the New England Tenors at a February performance at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover.
The contestants and the songs they will be performing are:
Heather Alfano of Salem, N.H.: “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera
Nurilys Cintron of Lawrence: “I am Changing” from “Dreamgirls”
Emma Harris of Andover: “You Lost Me,” Christina Aguilera
Jillian Knopping of North Andover: “Falling Slowly” from “Once”
Megan Lally of Salem, N.H.: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
Anna McCabe of Lawrence: “Someone Like You,” Adele
Josef Nocera of Newburyport: “That’ll be the Day,” Buddy Holly
Dakota O’Driscoll of Dunstable: “At Last,” Etta James
Jamie Dyan Taker of Haverhill: “If I Loved You” from “Carousel”
The judges for the event are local celebrities Mike Fay of Hampton, N.H., Elizabeth Sarantos of Andover and Rebecca Farnham of Lowell.
Fay, founder of TTS (That’s The Spirit), operates local youth sports and theater programs and is a theater producer-performer and the creator of the New England Tenors. He is returning for a second year as a judge.
Farnham is an opera singer and director at Treble Chorus of New England. She also teaches piano and voice privately and educates young artist-actors in local community theater and Shakespeare. She toured Germany with the Lyric Opera Studio performing Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” and studied opera in Verona, Italy, as part of Opera Viva!
Sarantos, a private reading and writing tutor, is a chorus member and serves on the board of directors of New England Classical Singers and is a member of The Choral Majority gospel choir. She has performed in solo recitals and has sung with the Lawrence Choral Arts Society and the Master Singers of Lexington.
Auditions for the competition were held in September and were open to vocalists ages 14 and up.
In addition to the competition, the evening will include dinner, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, and more.
Tickets are $80. Proceeds aid the nonprofit Quota International of Andover, which has been providing financial support, time and resources to help meet the needs of disadvantaged women and children, as well as hearing-impaired children, in the Merrimack Valley for 20 years
For tickets or more information, contact Louise Hadad at firstname.lastname@example.org.