Felicia Temple, a 2017 contestant on “The Voice,” is among the judges for Teaneck’s Teen Idol contest, set for Saturday, January 20, at 8 p.m., at Teaneck High School. She joins Teaneck’s former mayor, Jackie Kates, Jeremy Lenz, and Reggie Bennett. The 11th Teaneck contest has 14 talented entrants from the Frisch School, Teaneck High School, and the Teaneck Community Charter School.
About 11 years ago, Ms. Temple was a runner-up in the first Teaneck Teen Idol contest. This year, as a special guest judge, she brings her “Voice” experience to guide the talented teen contestants.
Between then and now, Ms. Temple has headlined shows, sung the national anthem at many NBA games, opened for acts including the O’Jays, and toured overseas. After a struggle and recovery from cancer while she was preparing for “The Voice,” she wrote and recorded the “The Balancing Act.”
As on the original “American Idol,” judges will select five finalists and the audience will vote for the winner. The evening is emceed by Anthony Johnson, a WABC-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News reporter.
Tickets are available online at www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org or at the door. For more information, call (201) 836-2934.