Julia Gargano

St. Rose’s Julia Gargano Voted Off Early on Idol
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 of the first wave of Idol chops that sent her and one other  contestant home early, leaving 5 to co
St. Rose Singing Star Soars to ‘Idol’ Finale
St. Rose Singing Star Soars to ‘Idol’ Finale
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 microphone and piano. Celebrating a big night on Mother's Day with her mom and family down on Staten Islan
Local Singer Has ‘Break Out’ Moment On ‘American Idol’
Local Singer Has ‘Break Out’ Moment On ‘American Idol’
St. Rose 'senior on pause' Julia Gargano had a breakout "American Idol" performance in more ways than one on Sunday night. For starters, her stirring rendition of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" launched her into the Idol top-11 and one step closer to the big finale on Sunday, May 17.  But it may have been what Luke Bryan and company said to her following the performance
St. Rose Senior Soars to American Idol Top 11
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 be graduating with next weekend.  But things could be worse  for Gargano who, along with the rest of
Local Idol: Katy Perry Smells Like Cotton Candy and Heaven
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 Island told Brian and Chrissy on GNA Wednesday morning that she literally blacked out the moment that