YOPAT’s “Newark Idol” featuring City Wide Youth showcase of dancers, rappers, singers, and spoken word and celebrity judges.

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From Newark Idol to ABC The Voice

Born and raised in Newark Nj, Jessie began to show enthusiasm for musical entertainment by playing drums and dancing at a very early age. By the time he reached 13 Jessie discovered that he could sing. As a teenager jessie had challenging times, hardships,and family issues, this prevented this talented singer from nurturing his god-given talent. He did a score of performances with "Mic it up", a local open-mic forum in Newark, and Newark Idol.

Meet the winners

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, recently seen off-Broadway blowing the roof off Smokey Joe's Café. The American Idol Season 5 Top 30 finalist will present "Becoming Her": A Diva's Tribute, celebrating female music icons whose beloved hits have shaped the way we experience love, heartache, and triumph. Expect to hear songs by Tina Turner, Cher, and Whitney Houston, who Ortiz covers here with a fantastic "I'm Every Woman."

Talent in Newark NJ

Newark youth honors Michael Jackson with performances of his hits.
Participants will sing, dance, play musical instruments, and read poetry, and honor the life and career of Michael Jackson with musical, dance, and video tributes. YOPAT’s LIVE featuring City Wide showcase of dancers, rappers, singers, musician, poets and celebrity artist and performers.