WGNA is ready to dish out $5,000 and crown a new Country Idol for 2013. Thursday, June 20, 2013 the best singers in the Northeast will hit the stage at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway to impress the judges one final time.

Over the course of 5 months, contestants registered to sing at WGNA.com. Every month at Vapor, 20 singers were selected at random to perform with the top 5 scoring singers of each night receiving an invitation to perform at the finals. Throughout the competition, each singer was scored on appearance (10 points), stage presence (15 points), and vocals (25 points).

The same system will be used at the finale with 4 judges, instead of the usual 3, determining the winner. First, the top 25 finalists will each sing one song.  After that round, the top 5 scoring singers will be invited back to sing one more song. After the second performance of the night, the highest scoring contestant wins $5,000 and the title of Country Idol. Doors open at 7pm, finals start at 8pm sharp. 21 and over, no cover charge.

In order of appearance, here are the 2013 Country Idol Finalists:

1. Alicia Turkington- Done- The Band Perry

2. Scott Lawrence- Boot Scootin' Boogie- Brooks and Dunn

3. Lisa Middleton- Cowboy's Sweetheart- Leann Rimes

4. Brittany Warner- In My Daughter's Eyes- Martina McBride

5. Tori Osterhout- Better Dig Two- The Band Perry

6. Mike Bear- When Love Finds You- Vince Gill

7. Lori Langang- Here For The Party- Gretchen Wilson

8. Marc Luther- Watching Airlplanes- Gary Allan

9. Nicola Marshall- She's Got You- Patsy Cline

10. Ricky Martuscello- Gettin' You Home- Chris Young

11. Christine Wait- Coat Of Many Colors- Dolly Parton

12. Donny Sawyer- Hillbilly Bone- Blake Shelton

13. Corky Dorr- Amazed- Lonestar

14. Danny Kane- Crash My Party- Luke Bryan

15. Amanda Kelly- A Broken Wing- Martina McBride

16. Loreal Lavigna- Blown Away- Carrie Underwood

17. Michael Montgomery- That's How I Got To Be This Way- Justin Moore

18. Steve Thomas- I Drive Your Truck- Lee Brice

19. Jennifer Hess- Two Black Cadillacs- Carrie Underwood

20. William Steller- Live Like You Were Dying- Tim McGraw

21. Kayla Sarro- Gunpowder And Lead- Miranda Lambert

22. Megan Morse- Independence Day- Martina McBride

23. Travis Burnell- Stay Awhile (Brass Bed)- Josh Gracin

24. Britney Henderson- Done- The Band Perry

25. Joel Glickman- Not Performing


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Shelley Miller, Kevin Richards Entertainment

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