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Voting opens for National Anthem singer at Boca’s college football bowl game

Cast your vote starting at 11:30a Monday for the National Anthem singer at the college football bowl game in Boca.

Fifteen contestants and a duet with their video clips will be posted July 8 through 21 at www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com 

The finalists will perform live at Built Ford Tough Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol presented by Marshall Grant law firm. A panel of judges and the audience will choose the winner.

The event is 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Boca Raton Innovation Campus at 5000 T-Rex Ave. Tickets are $35 with refreshments.

Part of Boca Chamber Festival Days, the event will benefit Spirit of Giving’s Back to School Bash. Spirit is the Boca Raton Bowl’s charity partner.

The winner will perform the National Anthem at Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl opening ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 21. The game will be televised from the venue, Florida Atlantic University Stadium, at 3:30 p.m. on ABC-TV.

Adrianna Foster, the 2018 Boca Idol winner, sings the National Anthem at the 2018 Boca Raton Bowl college football matchup. Photo courtesy of Ron Elkman

The top contestants are:

·    Don Agurs, 72, vocalist, amateur, Hollywood

·    Julia Avery, 18, vocalist, amateur, Boca Raton

·    Alexis Bentinganan, 13, vocalist, amateur, Port St. Lucie

·    Abelard Cesar, 27, vocalist, professional, Port St. Lucie

·    Gianna Conte, 13, vocalist, amateur, Coral Springs

·    Hannah Crampton-Thomas, 20, vocalist, amateur, Boca Raton

·    Tiffani Dishner, 34, vocalist, amateur, Pembroke Pines

·    Maria Gabriela Esquivel, 38, vocalist, professional, Fort Lauderdale

·    Cory Gawlikowski, 21, vocalist, professional, Delray Beach

·    Carla Hicks, 44, vocalist, amateur, Boynton Beach

·    Raphael and Evelyn Martins, 29, vocal duet, amateur, Deerfield Beach

·    Shellane McCreless, 43, vocalist, amateur, Port St. Lucie

·    Alyssa Porter, 15, vocalist, amateur, Hobe Sound

·    Emily Rubino, 15, vocalist, amateur, Boca Raton

·    Emily Shecter, 18, vocalist, amateur, Wellington

·    Reco Stackhouse, 40, vocalist, amateur, Fort Lauderdale

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