Local Teen on American Idol

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At an American Idol viewing party at Philly’s Bar and Lounge in Latham, Madison Vandenburg’s friends and family gathered to watch the teen take the stage and move on to the Hollywood round of the TV show.

 “I couldn’t imagine that I could ever get to that point. The audition went awesome! I didn’t think it was gonna go that well so when I found out I was gonna go to Hollywood, it was just an incredible feeling,” said Vandenburg.

Vandenburg has been playing local gigs since she was 10 years old.

“I started gigging at a friend of ours restaurant, and it just kinda went from there, ” explained Vandenburg. “Now, I do local gigs here like restaurants and bars, and bigger venues like Jupiter Hall and Cohoes Music Hall. So it’s all been leading up to this point.”

Madison auditioned for the American Idol in Buffalo. But who is her musical idol?

” It’s hard to decide who my biggest idol would be, but it would probably be a tie between Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, or Melissa Etheridge. They are kinda all my biggest idols,” said Vandenburg.

And during the audition, Katy Perry even compared her to Kelly Clarkson.

The community is excited to see how far she makes it during her American Idol journey.

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