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Pumpkin Idol Jr

Calling Young Singers!

Do you know a young person who has dreamed of being the next American Idol? Here’s a chance to showcase that future star’s talent on opening night of the Morton Pumpkin Festival! Pumpkin Idol Jr. is a singing competition for ages 8 to 12. The contest is limited to 10 contestants.

Pumpkin Idol Jr. will hold a preliminary round prior to the Festival. No contestants are eliminated during the preliminary rounds. During the event finals, contestants will sing to our Festival crowd on the Gold’s Gym Entertainment Stage.

The winner of the competition will receive $300 in Chamber Checks!

2019 Details

Event Chairman:  Clair Huette
Preliminary Round:
Thursday, September 5 at 5:00, Potter’s Alley
Final Performance:
Friday, September 13 at 6:30 pm, Entertainment Stage

Registration is closed for this year’s event.

The cost to participate is $25 per contestant. Contestants must bring background music on a CD or iPhone for the competition. The winner of the competition will receive Chamber Checks, which can be used at any Morton Chamber of Commerce business.

The preliminary round will take place Thursday, September 5 at 5:00 PM. Contestants should arrive at 4:30 pm for set up. No contestants are eliminated during the preliminary round. During the event finals, contestants will sing to our festival crowd on the Gold’s Gym Entertainment Stage on September 13 at 6:30 pm.

Past Winners:

2019 – Delanie Nichols

2018 – Kate Wiegardt & Josie Lange

2017 – Bri Short & Livi Bryant

2016 – Kiara Wolland

2015 – Faustina Hoerdeman

2014 – Lindsey Ropp

2013 – Claire Hawks

2012 – Audrey Elward

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