‘Idol’ hopefuls give their all


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Haley Wolfe of Piqua auditions for judges in hopes of making it to the next stage of becoming the newest “American Idol.” Five contestants from Saturday’s talent hunt at the Miami Valley Centre Mall earned chance to perform in the next round of “American Idol” 2018 auditions on Wednesday in Louisville. The Top 5 Miami Valley Idols were, Keaton Vegades, 22, of Centerville; Matthew Heitzman, 26, of New Carlisle; Braydon Watterson, 18, of Piqua; Macy Patton, 16, of Miamisburg; and Aaron Hill, 21, of Vandalia. A total of 146 contestants tried out during the Miami Valley Idol auditions. The new season of American Idol will air on Channel 22 beginning in 2018.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Haley Wolfe of Piqua auditions for judges in hopes of making it to the next stage of becoming the newest “American Idol.” Five contestants from Saturday’s talent hunt at the Miami Valley Centre Mall earned chance to perform in the next round of “American Idol” 2018 auditions on Wednesday in Louisville. The Top 5 Miami Valley Idols were, Keaton Vegades, 22, of Centerville; Matthew Heitzman, 26, of New Carlisle; Braydon Watterson, 18, of Piqua; Macy Patton, 16, of Miamisburg; and Aaron Hill, 21, of Vandalia. A total of 146 contestants tried out during the Miami Valley Idol auditions. The new season of American Idol will air on Channel 22 beginning in 2018.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Alexis Gomez, a Top 16 finalist from “American Idol” goes live on Facebook Live at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday morning. Gomez was one of four judges for preliminary “American Idol” auditions held at the mall. Five contestants were chosen from the Piqua tryouts to advance to the next round in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Musical hopefuls wait in line at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday to audition for the chance to be the next American Idol.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Taylor Borger of Troy gives it her all as she auditions to be the next American Idol during tryouts at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday.


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Haley Wolfe of Piqua auditions for judges in hopes of making it to the next stage of becoming the newest “American Idol.” Five contestants from Saturday’s talent hunt at the Miami Valley Centre Mall earned chance to perform in the next round of “American Idol” 2018 auditions on Wednesday in Louisville. The Top 5 Miami Valley Idols were, Keaton Vegades, 22, of Centerville; Matthew Heitzman, 26, of New Carlisle; Braydon Watterson, 18, of Piqua; Macy Patton, 16, of Miamisburg; and Aaron Hill, 21, of Vandalia. A total of 146 contestants tried out during the Miami Valley Idol auditions. The new season of American Idol will air on Channel 22 beginning in 2018.

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Alexis Gomez, a Top 16 finalist from “American Idol” goes live on Facebook Live at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday morning. Gomez was one of four judges for preliminary “American Idol” auditions held at the mall. Five contestants were chosen from the Piqua tryouts to advance to the next round in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday.

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Musical hopefuls wait in line at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday to audition for the chance to be the next American Idol.

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Taylor Borger of Troy gives it her all as she auditions to be the next American Idol during tryouts at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Haley Wolfe of Piqua auditions for judges in hopes of making it to the next stage of becoming the newest “American Idol.” Five contestants from Saturday’s talent hunt at the Miami Valley Centre Mall earned chance to perform in the next round of “American Idol” 2018 auditions on Wednesday in Louisville. The Top 5 Miami Valley Idols were, Keaton Vegades, 22, of Centerville; Matthew Heitzman, 26, of New Carlisle; Braydon Watterson, 18, of Piqua; Macy Patton, 16, of Miamisburg; and Aaron Hill, 21, of Vandalia. A total of 146 contestants tried out during the Miami Valley Idol auditions. The new season of American Idol will air on Channel 22 beginning in 2018.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_082617mju_mall_idoltryout-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Haley Wolfe of Piqua auditions for judges in hopes of making it to the next stage of becoming the newest “American Idol.” Five contestants from Saturday’s talent hunt at the Miami Valley Centre Mall earned chance to perform in the next round of “American Idol” 2018 auditions on Wednesday in Louisville. The Top 5 Miami Valley Idols were, Keaton Vegades, 22, of Centerville; Matthew Heitzman, 26, of New Carlisle; Braydon Watterson, 18, of Piqua; Macy Patton, 16, of Miamisburg; and Aaron Hill, 21, of Vandalia. A total of 146 contestants tried out during the Miami Valley Idol auditions. The new season of American Idol will air on Channel 22 beginning in 2018.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Alexis Gomez, a Top 16 finalist from “American Idol” goes live on Facebook Live at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday morning. Gomez was one of four judges for preliminary “American Idol” auditions held at the mall. Five contestants were chosen from the Piqua tryouts to advance to the next round in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_082617mju_mall_idol3-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Alexis Gomez, a Top 16 finalist from “American Idol” goes live on Facebook Live at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday morning. Gomez was one of four judges for preliminary “American Idol” auditions held at the mall. Five contestants were chosen from the Piqua tryouts to advance to the next round in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Musical hopefuls wait in line at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday to audition for the chance to be the next American Idol.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_082617mju_mall_idol2-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Musical hopefuls wait in line at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday to audition for the chance to be the next American Idol.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Taylor Borger of Troy gives it her all as she auditions to be the next American Idol during tryouts at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_082617mju_mall_idol1-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Taylor Borger of Troy gives it her all as she auditions to be the next American Idol during tryouts at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Saturday.