You don’t have to be Italian, but you do need talent to compete for ‘Idol’ show

Apr 15, 2017 603

BY: Melissa Oyler

Come to the annual Italian Festival for the food, but stay for the entertainment. Don’t let the “Italian Idol” name fool you, however — you don’t have to be Italian to win, assured competition Chairperson Roberta Whitaker.

For the past 10 years, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church has been hosting the annual talent show. Whitaker wanted a way to showcase local performers in a similar fashion to the hit TV show “American Idol.” “I just thought it would be a great venue for the talent I kept coming across here in Fort Mill — glee clubs, plays and musicals,” she said.

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