Staples Student Wins Star Idol Contest

Staples Student Wins Star Idol Contest

There are 36 comments on the Westport News story from May 17, 2006, titled Staples Student Wins Star Idol Contest. In it, Westport News reports that:

Westport resident April Rose Krysiuk, 17, took home the top prize during STAR 99.9 FM's recent Star Idol Contest.

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John Clark

Yonkers, NY

#1 Oct 2, 2006
Hi I would like to hear more about AprilRose. I am a great fan of hers.
Word is she is flying out to Nashville on a recording deal with a producer from CT.
April is an angel of a person and everyone loves her here in Westport & Norwalk.
It would be great if you could inform everyone about her upcomming fame
Fred Shaheen

Yonkers, NY

#2 Dec 7, 2006
It's not surprising to hear of April Rose's continued success following standout performances during taping for the 2006-2007 edition of Christian Artists Talent Search ( C.A.T.S.).
April was selected as a finalist by executives from whiplash Records and Infinity Music Distribution. As in years past, selecting finalists for the season of the show was a grueling task because of the abundance of talented artists and musicians across the country.
Aprils powerful voice and tremendous love for serving the Lord propelled her to be one of our four finalists in the competition. She won the support & respect of all the producers, judges & contestants.
Aprils performances on the 2006-2007 can be viewed across the country on INSP Satelite TV, starting January 2007. Air dates & times can be found in local TV listings.
Log onto WWW.INSP.COM click onto C.A.T.S. for a video of April, who should be on the 3rd week of January.
Eric Strazza

Westport, CT

#3 Dec 22, 2006
Hi I think April can bring on the heat.
She's a great baby-sitter too!!!!
Connie Petrucci


#4 Jan 8, 2007
What an amazing rendition of Aretha Franklins chart topping classics , NATURAL WOMAN and RESPECT.
All I can say is WOW! Go April Rose! You made that song your own! And WOW to such a soulful passionate singer at age 17! And yes I had to pick up my jaw in awe at the power behind that petite & beautiful young lady!
There was a lot of great competition there but 99.9 & judges certianly picked a real diamond!
Looking forward to seeing April perform on the INSP.COM website with the TV program C.A.T.S.
(Christian Artist Talent Search)for the 2007 competition.
Looking forward to hear about Aprils work in Nashville!
Tony Liscio

Lakeland, FL

#6 Feb 2, 2007
I am proud to be April,s Uncle she sings as pretty as she looks, Keep up the good work i will be listening to them all. My only wish i have is if her Annt was alive to hear her one more time. She sang for us in Florida.
Diane Neuman - Roswell GA

Atlanta, GA

#7 Feb 2, 2007
What a beautiful voice from a beautiful young woman! She has been truly blessed with a wonderful gift that she can share with the world!

We love you!!
Carol Sissman

Hixson, TN

#8 Feb 2, 2007
April what a wonderfull gift you have! Continued success.
Love You!!
Bob Liscio

Advance, NC

#9 Feb 2, 2007
WOW! What an amazing voice. Someone in our family with some real talent. April...when you hit the big time, your cousin Bob will drive your motor coach around the country for you while you're on tour.
audience member

Mahwah, NJ

#10 Feb 27, 2007
I was there an i dont think she was as great as you all say she was. i think she had connections with last years winner.
audience member

Mahwah, NJ

#11 Feb 27, 2007
since last years winner was voting i think it might of been fixed.
audience member

Yonkers, NY

#12 Feb 28, 2007
I dont just think she was Great, I know she was!
out of 5 judges and audience reaction it wasn't fixed!
Fan of April


#13 Feb 28, 2007
April is a fabulous singer and a wonderful person. Everyone there saw the talent of this young singer. Too bad you couldn't see what everybody saw in this very talented singer and performer.


#14 Feb 28, 2007
Anyone who would think that it is easy to "fix" a talent contest ought to try to get in one in the first place! With talent as huge as April Roses' it smells to me like sour grapes. I wish only the best for this supremely gifted, gentle, sweet soul...April Rose-ignore the bad eggs. YOU ROCK!!!
Another April Fan

United States

#15 Feb 28, 2007
How anyone can think this beautiful young woman is not talented needs to have their hearing checked. Was the CATS competition also fixed that she placed fourth in the competition against 3 other singers in their forties? Come on... she is 17 and has a God-given talent. April - you keep doing what you are doing and don't worry about any "sour grapes" because those people are either jealous or just don't like to recognize another person's talent.
Ellen Miller

Stamford, CT

#16 Feb 28, 2007
April Rose will be famous very soon! To say she is an amazing singer is an understatement! Keep the faith April, and don't forget us when you're at the top!!!!!
Mary Claire


#17 Feb 28, 2007
You are a gifted child with extraordinary talent.
Your voice is beyond description at your age.
No matter what people say and think, your God given talent is within you and cannot be robbed.
Continue to pursue it and you will reach your goal
Keith Butler

New York, NY

#18 Mar 1, 2007
Unfortunately it is a fact of life... The better you get at what you do.. the more arrows will be shot at you. April, If you are reading this, keep in mind that criticism (in this fallen world of ours), is often a measure of success.... and even more-so when you are bringing glory to our Father. You are so awesome on stage and I only pray that you keep using your incredible gifts to bring glory to the Kingdom. Way to go April!!
Fan from Ohio

United States

#19 Mar 1, 2007
I haven't seen her perform live, but a friend from Norwalk,CT sent me her CD, she is FABULOUS! What a magnificent talent this young lady has, she will surely go places. Good Luck! Your family and friends must be very proud.
A fan from way back

Westport, CT

#20 Mar 1, 2007
April has amazing talent, incredible vocal ability and is a great person as well.
She truly has the whole package!
Al Petrucci

Bronx, NY

#21 Mar 1, 2007
April has all the talent of a star! Keep listening to people who support you - ignore any comments that people say that will distract you from reaching your goals. Keep up the good work!

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