Excited crowds brave cold rain to watch hometown 'Idol' finalist perform
May 14, 2019 08:00 PM
COLONIE - Hundreds of people came out in a chilly rain to see "American Idol" finalist Madison VanDenburg perform.
Because of the events, the town of Colonie closed the town park - and also closed the Rudy Ciccotti Fitness Center at The Crossings.
However, the cost of the closures is being covered.
"The town is taking care of everything here – and the school district," said Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan. "We've got sponsors that have been very generous and helpful and people donating their time and our staff, our employees volunteering to do different things – so we're in good shape."
Stewart's also celebrated by renaming their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream "Madison Dough-Re-Mi."
Hear from some very excited fans – including some people that drove all the way here from New Jersey, by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.
That’s a wrap! @MadisonV sang in front of a few thousand people today at the Crossings and despite the rain it was great! We’ll have it all for you at 9 on @My4Albany and 11 on @WNYT. pic.twitter.com/vnTXzFt5vc— Ashley Miller (@Miller247Time) May 14, 2019
And the crowd goes wild! pic.twitter.com/JXsGlnTw5W— NorthColonieCSD (@NorthColonieCSD) May 14, 2019
She’s here! pic.twitter.com/7tuZAdFCQi— NorthColonieCSD (@NorthColonieCSD) May 14, 2019
.@StewartsShops has just announced that today they are renaming their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream "Madison's Cookie Dough-Re-Mi" in honor of the @AmericanIdol finalist.— WNYT NewsChannel 13 (@WNYT) May 14, 2019
(Photo: American Idol / ABC) pic.twitter.com/CpzMncPt8S
Saw this hanging in the Starbucks in Newton Plaza. I’m at Shaker now ahead of the pep rally for junior Madison VanDenburg this afternoon. Then we’ll head to The Crossings for parade/concert. .@JohnCraigWNYT will have the latest on road closures live at noon. .@WNYT pic.twitter.com/Gty8ydWWUU— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) May 14, 2019
Let’s put this to rest: @AmericanIdol finalist @MadisonV has a Cohoes mailing address but lives in Latham. She has attended @NorthColonieCSD schools including Boght Hills, Shaker Jr. and now a junior at Shaker High. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/S7pSEqQUH6— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) May 14, 2019
Now that’s a lot of @Lipton— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) May 14, 2019
at the #CrossingsofColonie as the stage is getting set for @MadisonV @AmericanIdol celebration this afternoon. Remember the park closes at noon. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/JCPXlWs1hi
It's going to be a great day! So excited to be celebrating @MadisonV unbelievable success on @AmericanIdol ! Many thanks to our community partners @SienaCollege for their wonderful support! pic.twitter.com/QWEHiYSZ0R— D. Joseph Corr (@Djosephcorr) May 14, 2019
It’s a big day for an @AmericanIdol finalist @MadisonV but may be traffic troubles around #CrossingsofColonie @ColonieYouthCtr #CiccottiCenter. Use @CDTA shuttle from @ColonieCenterNY & @NorthColonieCSD #ShakerHigh. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/ejUeRlzRn9— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) May 14, 2019
They are all in @NorthColonieCSD including teacher Mark Kaercher @shskaercher celebrating Madison VanDenburg @AmericanIdol. Pep rally today followed by parade & concert at #CrossingsofColonie. @ColonieChamber @ColonieCenterNY @ColonieNY @ShakerHigh_PTSA @WNYT pic.twitter.com/Dkna1XmOBo— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) May 14, 2019
Is my zoom working? pic.twitter.com/qmScHVcMLu— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) May 14, 2019
Updated: May 14, 2019 08:00 PM
Created: May 14, 2019 07:04 PM
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