The stars of GNA’s Country Idol are reuniting for a free concert at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

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

Meet Finalist Mike Bear

Name: Mike Bear
Age: 37
Location: Rensselaer, NY

Q: What year did you participate in Country Idol?

A: Every One

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

A: It has been a tremendous honor singing my favorite country songs for the Best Country Music Fans around!!! The competitions have made me a better singer and I intend to sing as often as I can.

Q: Advice to future contestants?

A: The best advice I can give future contestants is to be Confident!!!...Confident in your song selection, confident in your over all look and confident that you can be the next WGNA Country Idol!