BRADENTON -- Only 11 finalists remain on "American Idol" and Bradenton's Sam Woolf is one of them.
Now Realize Bradenton and two local businesses are teaming to offer two new ways for local individuals and businesses to show support for the 17-year-old Braden River High School student.
One is a T-shirt that can show your name or your company's logo over the words:
"Loves Sam Woolf, Bradenton's American Idol." They're available for $15 apiece, with a three-shirt minimum, from Manatee Apparel Graphics. They take about a week to get them after you place your order. Call 941-746-6353 or stop by the showroom at 1130 Ninth St. W. in Bradenton.
And just down the street, starting this week, Motorworks Brewing will hold a "Wednesday Woolf Watch" at 1014 Ninth St. W. TVs will be tuned to "American Idol" so you can watch Woolf's weekly performances in the company of other fans.
The performance episode of "American Idol" airs from 8-10 p.m. every Wednesday on Fox. This week's show will feature "Songs of the Cinema."
On a shorter program on Thursdays, results of the public vote are revealed and one contestant is eliminated. This week's results show is scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday.
Woolf has been impressing "Idol" judges with his smooth vocal delivery and has been winning fans -- especially female fans -- across the country .