June 24, 2014

Bradenton's Sam Woolf wows crowd in opener of 'American Idol' summer tour

As the lights dimmed Tuesday in the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena and the familiar “American Idol” theme-song blared, a loud roar rose from the audience. The cheers grew even more intense as 18-year-old Sam Woolf of Bradenton stepped onstage for a solo in the opening number, “Counting Stars,” by One Republic.

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