(ABOVE: Jackie Post photo)
“In the cool, cool, cool of the evening,” this coming Thursday, June 9th, the City of Hoboken will host its annual Sinatra Idol competition.
This year’s judges include:
Bill LaRosa — Director, Hudson County Cultural Affairs & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development
Dale Monoco — Sinatra’s 2nd cousin. Born & raised in Hoboken
Barbara Simon — Owner of the BJ Simon Singing Studio, Finalist for HCC Business Awards – Education Provider Author of “Singing – Body and Soul”
Bob Foster — Director of the Hoboken Historical Museum
Richard Muti — author of a biography of Ol’ Blue Eyes titled Cent’Anni: The Sinatra Legend at 100, who was designated an Award Finalist in the USA Book News Best Book competition for 2015.
Contestants for the 2016 competition are:
- Zachary Alexander, Middletown, NJ
- Tommy Delcorio, Williamstown, NJ
- Alan Gordon, Sunrise, FL
- Sean Hanlon, Holmdel, NJ
- John Hughes, Jersey City, NJ
- Bradley King
- Dwayne Lawson, Encinitas, CA
- Barry Oliver Lawton, Dorchester, MA
- Tom Moffatt, Lynbrook, NY
- Louis Porecca, Philadelphia, PA
- Andrew Poretz, New York, NY
- Marcqiese Rainey
- Al Russo, Woodland Park, NJ
- Humphrey O. Uddoh
- Renato M. Uva, Bayonne, NJ
- Stephen Verrone, Boonton, NJ
Reigning 2015 champ Tony Corrao will be on hand to wow the audience once again, as a number of other fantastic performances will take place in Sinatra Park that evening, on the scenic Hoboken Waterfront.
“In the cool, cool, cool of the evening, tell ’em I’ll be there,
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening, better save a chair.
Oh, when the party’s a-getting a glow on, and singing fills the air,
In the shank of the night when the doing’s all right,
You can tell ’em I’ll be there.”