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Modesto Symphony 'Young Idol' field narrowed to 8

MODESTO -- A second finalist has been voted off the Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s Young Idol competition, leaving eight talented youngsters left to compete for another week.

Isaak Olson of Turlock, 17, was voted out of the competition this week. The field had been narrowed from more than 120 children and teens, ages 3 through 17, to 10 finalists. You can vote at

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.