Young Idol field narrowed to five

There are five finalists remaining in the Modesto Symphony Orchestra's Young Idol competition.

Justin Alvaji of Turlock, 17, was the latest finalist to be voted out of the competition. The field has been narrowed from more than 120 children and teens, ages 3 through 17, to the five remaining finalists. You can vote at idol. The winner of the talent contest will perform at the symphony's Holiday Pops concert at the Gallo Center for the Arts, in addition to winning a number of prizes. Demo recordings, video clips and short biographies of the remaining contenders are now available at idol. Readers vote for their favorites online, with one hopeful being eliminated each week.

The five remaining finalists are: Freddy Lemmo of Salida, 13; Colton Pometta of Newman, 16; Kaitlyn Ednave of Modesto, 14; Emily Shrader of Modesto, 15; and Natalie Tout-Masnica of Turlock, 10.