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Shockingly Madison's Journey Ends On American Idol
Wow. I don't think any of us saw that coming. Following her strong performance of "Shallow" in round 1 of the American Idol finale, and a hometown video that gave us chills, Madison VanDenburg returned to the stage to perform a song by the artist she's been most compared to.  In round 2 …
Star Is Born: VanDenburg Slays "Shallow" In First Song
As the three-hour American Idol finale gets underway, things are shaping up nicely for our local hopeful Madison VanDenburg.  Her first performance of the night showed her crazy good vocal range and outstanding control while performing Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's beloved smash "…
VanDenburg's Idol Run Unlike Anything 518 Has Ever Witnessed
Tonight is going to be a big night. Like, really big. The entire Capital Region will be watching, tracking, and talking about the outcome of American Idol as Cohoes' Madison VanDenburg attempts to become this season's winner.  It's so large in fact,  it's hard to think of a single moment in the hist…
9 Ways Cohoes Will Change After Madison Wins Idol
The Capital Region is in a complete frenzy over American Idol coming to town and rightfully so.  Shaker High School student Madison VanDenburg has provided such a lift to the area. We're once again watching the show many of us grew up on and with major rooting interest.  Brian and Chrissy had some f…
Madison VanDenburg Reveals Favorite Capital Region Things
Ask anyone in the Capital Region who their favorite American Idol finalist is and it would be mostly unanimous; Madison VanDenburg.  We had the chance to ask the Cohoes native what some of her favorite local things are, and she was more than willing to share them with us.  From favorite ice-cream sp…
Your First Clue For Secret Star Artist #2
We're back at it with more clues that could land you front row tickets and meet and greets for all four artists coming to our next sold-out Secret Star Acoustic Jam Presented by Tech East Fire and Water Restoration on Wednesday, May 8th at Proctors in Schenectady. We know that while many of you love…
Kids In Tears, Parents Outraged After Albany Cancels Show
A water main break in the city of Albany forced an abrupt cancellation to three shows scheduled at Albany's Palace Theatre. One show set for 6 pm on Thursday, was cancelled just hours before start time. Some kids were reduced to tears, while outraged parents blew up social media expressing thei…
Cohoes Teen Skyrockets To Final 8 On American Idol
The massive wave of Idol momentum continued Sunday night for 17-year-old Cohoes native Madison VanDenberg.  The pitch-perfect teenager advanced to the final eight on American Idol following a performance of a song that many have said they never heard sung so well.

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