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American Idol Finalist Concert

October 3, 2011 by WLKM 

About 500 people attended Friday’s concert by 2009 American Idol finalist Matt Giraud at the Sturges-Young Auditorium & Civic Center.

Giraud, 26, staged a 23-song set that included a number of cover pieces as well as numbers he wrote himself.

Sturges-Young executive director Brad Donmyer said he knows the event competed against five area homecomings. Still, Donmyer said even though the show didn’t sell as many tickets as he hoped or expected, he said Giraud is a high-level talent whose stature is consistent with the type of entertainment the auditorium likes to showcase.

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