The field for the Modesto Symphony Orchestra's Young Idol competition is down to seven, with 15-year-old Cheyenne Milligan of Manteca eliminated this week.
The top three vote-getters were Shaniya Martin, 8, of Newman; Ashlyn Inman, 13, of Turlock; and Emily Kay Shrader, 16, of Modesto.
The winner will perform at the symphony's Holiday Pops concert at the Gallo Center for the Arts.
Demo recordings and biographies of the performers are at www.modbee.com/youngidol.
Readers can vote for their favorites online.