Mark Kilgore, coordinator and host, said the talent show returned this year after taking last year off. Even with the yearlong hiatus, Kilgore said people have continued to show strong support for the event.
Several past winners and runners-up of Kingsport Idol will be taking the stage again this Saturday for a special all-star edition of the show. Over 20 singers will be performing, and tickets are still available.
Registration is currently under way for Kingsport Idol 2016 and will continue through April 30. It’s free to register and audition; however, there is a $35 entry fee for contestants who are chosen by the judges to compete in the live performances.
The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 30 at the Kingsport Renaissance Center, located at 1200 East Center Street. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.