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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…
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 Sund…
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 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…