Tag: singing

Youth takes center stage at CT Icon

Samantha Dorsi, 12, is the youngest ever winner of CT Icon.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer This year’s CT Icon singing competition was a year of firsts. The contestants took their performances to a new stage, there was a sing-off for first place and a twelve-year-old girl emerged as the youngest…

Singing competition moves to Lake Compounce

By Mike Chaiken
Jillian Caillouette, a former CT Icon winner, entertains the crowd Saturday night at the Italian-American Festival.

Singing competition CT Icon, typically held during the Apple Harvest Festival, has found a new home. After numerous successful years at the festival, the competition is moving to Lake Compounce. Normally rounding up at least 100 singers for the auditions,…

Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

Seventeen-year-old Naugatuck teen Alexandra Hernandez, right, won Connecticut Icon this year.

By Luke Marshall Special to the Observer NAUGATUCK — This year’s Connecticut Icon hails from Naugatuck. Alexandra Hernandez, 17, won the Connecticut Icon competition during Southington’s annual Apple Harvest Festival. She won the top prize of $1,000 and the ability…

Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

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Haley Messenger sings Adele’s “We could have had it all” at last year’s auditions.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon start the search for its next music star. Auditions for the next Connecticut Icon will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School. All auditions…