Winners of “Connecticut Idol” to be announced on News 8

(WTNH)– American Idol is coming back to TV right here on News 8 and ABC.

People lined up here in our state to compete for a ticket that could put them on the path to becoming a star. 300 people auditioning for “Connecticut Idol” on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun. News 8 was a part of it all.

The goal is to be one of the finalists and get a silver ticket. That ticket will give them the chance to audition for American Idol down in Savannah, Georgia.

Related: Dreams will come true as Connecticut Idol auditions begin

Some familiar faces here at News 8 were judging the contestants. All of them with one goal in mind, to become the next big star.

As we know, that’s not easy to do. But they’re giving it a try anyway. In the video above is a sample of the talent that was there.

Related: News 8 holds “Connecticut Idol” auditions at Mohegan Sun

Of the 300 people who tried out, only 5 of them will be getting a silver ticket.

We’ll announce those winners tonight on News 8 at 5 p.m.

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