The Hollywood stars perform

Katie Adaya

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood Idol, an annual event that Hollywood students look forward to, will be held Friday after sixth period. The school schedule will be the same as a minimum Tuesday except that instead of going home, students will be attending Hollywood Idol.

Contestants for this show include Ivana Drew, Randella Drew, Rachel Fadersaer, Zirah Hajjaj, Julia Jean Mendez, Tyler Ramson, Kings of No Nation, and Black SpadZe. Five judges, one teacher from each SLC and a counselor, will be judging these eight contestants.

After months of rehearsing, performers will finally show off their talent. All their hard work will finally pay off, as they get to present their hidden talents to the audience.

Karla Gonzalez-Echeverria, a Black SpadZe member, said “I’m scared and excited for it. When you practice for it for a long time and the day gets closer, you start working on stage with the lights and you’re like ‘It’s here. It’s finally here.’”

Students are looking forward to this event, as it is something that emphasizes the talent that this school holds.

Janelly Diaz, TCA senior, said “I’m excited to see Black SpadZe perform because they always come up with new, cool dances and to see new people show their talent.”

This year, however, will be different. After years of James B. Carmicle hosting this talent show, he will no longer be doing so due to his retirement. Although students are still excited for the show itself, students wish they could see Carmicle host one last time.

“Mr. Carmicle brought the fun in Hollywood Idol and made it more exciting. He made the audience more hyped up, and it’s not going to be the same without him,” said Mary J. Hunter, SAS senior.

Please be respectful of all contestants. They have put in a lot of time and effort in this in order to make a perfect performance for the audience.

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