The stars of GNA’s Country Idol are reuniting for a free concert at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7pm.

The 2013 Country Idol Reunion Concert will feature a mix of winners and two-time finalists that have appeared at WGNA’s $5,000 Country Idol Competition from 2011-2013.

Meet Finalist Lauren Kerr

Name: Lauren Kerr
Age: 25
Location: Cohoes, NY

Q: What year did you participate in Country Idol?

A: 2011, 2012

Q: What did you take away from your Country Idol experience?

A: Being selected for the finals was a great experience as it gave me the overall confidence to get up in front of everyone, have fun and give it my all.

Q: Advice to future contestants?

A: If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to make sure you have energy! The more fun you have on stage, the more everyone else will enjoy your performance.