Archive for May, 2011

Could America’s newest singing sensation come out of Reedley? It’s very possible.

Monday, May 16th, 2011



Photo by Frankie Leal

On Sunday May 15th 2011 the men of The Vocal Experience (Michael Angel, Jeff Lusk, Mat Bolden and Erik Valencia) auditioned for Simon Cowell’s brand new singing competition The X Factor. From the hundreds of hopefuls that auditioned in Fresno, the guys were chosen as one of ten finalists. The guys will now compete this Thursday on the “Great Day” morning news program on Fox Channel 26 during the 9 o’clock news hour. There they will perform in front of judges Kopi Sotiropulos and Kim Stevens of “Great Day”, Andre Covington from KBOS-B95 and Nick Cash from 102.7 “The Wolf”. At the end of the week, after all ten qualifiers have performed; the judges will select the top two solo singers or singing groups. The winners will then be flown to Dallas, Texas for a guaranteed audition in front of show producers.