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Jimmy “Vincent” Mattaliano, of Forest Park, was the winner of Orland Township’s Senior American Idol event, held Thursday, May 9. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Edward Swanson, of Orland Park, sings in a style he calls old crooner.
Joe Ficaro and Fran Dufrenne, both of Tinley Park, dance as Senior American Idol contestants perform.
Patti Pedraza, of Chicago Ridge, and Lorraine Koziel, of Chicago, wave signs and poms in support of Senior Idol contestant Wally Koziel, of Chicago.
Delshawn Logan dances with his mother, Patricia Logan, as Senior Idol contestant Carolann Jones from Chicago takes part in Orland Township Senior American Idol competition. Jones was one of the top three.
Carmelo Zaccone, of Tinley Park, performs a Tom Jones song called Delilah during the Orland Township Senior American Idol competition.
A crowd favorite, Victor Giacobbe from Tinley Park sings "Spinning Wheel" during Orland Township Senior American Idol competition held at Georgio's in Orland Hills.
Senior Idol contestant Carolann Jones, of Chicago, takes part in Orland Township Senior American Idol competition.
James Bicek, of Tinley Park, a former Cook County Deputy Sheriff gave it his all during the Orland Township Senior American Idol competition.
Singing "In the Ghetto" is New Lenox resident Gary Gossett.
Entertainer James Libera from Downers Grove sings a song from Phantom of the Opera. The professional opera singer was a judge for the evening.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
4:14 am CDT May 15, 2019
Jimmy “Vincent” Mattaliano, of Forest Park, believes in second chances. As a professional singer, Mattaliano enjoyed a long career. A horrible car crash ended the dream. But the evening of Thursday, May 9, changed all of that.