This coming Thursday, June 9th, Sinatra Idol returns to Hoboken, as 16 contestants will vie for “the top of the heap” in a performance at Sinatra Park, on the scenic Hoboken Waterfront. 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.
And of course, reigning champ Tony Corrao will be on hand to wow the audience once again. Tony took the time to chat with Alice Stockton Rossini, of Hoboken Internet Radio, discussing his road to singing Sinatra, and some of the secrets he learned by emulating a man that biographer James Kaplan referred to as, “a man with musical talents of a Mozartian level.”