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St. Rose's Julia Gargano Voted Off Early on Idol
Many of us in the Capital Region turned on American Idol at 8pm hoping for an exciting and proud night for our area.  Shortly after 8pm, reality set in on one of America's most popular reality shows.  21-year-old Julia Gargano, the Staten Island native and St. Rose singer/songwriter was the casualty…
St. Rose Singing Star Soars to Idol Finals
This would have been the weekend that St. Rose senior Julia Gargano was to graduate from college in Albany, but the pandemic had other plans. Graduation day will have to wait until sometime in September as the singing/songwriting sensation has turned in her cap and gown and replaced it with a microp…
St. Rose Senior Soars to American Idol Top 11
Julia Gargano admitted to Brian and Chrissy from the GNA morning show last week that while she's on 'pause' and at home with her family on Staten Island, she really misses playing at her comfy coffee houses in Albany.  Most of all though, she misses her buds from the College of St. Rose whom she'd b…
St. Rose Singer/Songwriter Survives on American Idol
It's been 3 weeks since Katy Perry gave St. Rose senior Julia Gargano the hug felt around the world on American Idol.  In the weeks that have followed since Gargano blew the judges away back on February 23rd, the show has since weeded out the lesser talent.  But last night, American I…
Local Idol: Katy Perry Smells Like Cotton Candy and Heaven
Julia Gargano is the St. Rose senior who auditioned on American Idol Sunday night and blew the judges away.  Following her stirring performance of an original song she wrote called 'Growing Pains', Idol judge Katy Perry ran up to her and gave her the biggest  hug.  Gargano, originally from Staten Is…
Local Student Earns "Big Time" Praise on American Idol
Season 18 of American Idol is just a few episodes in and we already have some local rooting interest.   A senior at a local college impressed the judges so much during her audition last night on American Idol, she earned raves from judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie while receiving an emo…

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