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American Idol: Tony Foster, Jr.
This is Tony Foster Jr.'s second go around in Hollywood. The first with Idol was during season six. He made it through one round before being cut.
"I told myself then i wouldn't do it unless they came to Oklahoma City thinking six years ago they're never going to come to Oklahoma City.
Low and behind they came and here we are," said Foster.
Tony spoke with us during a break in filming showing us pictures of himself growing up here in the metro.
His dad, Tony Foster Senior, was a local TV reporter and for a while it looked like tony was going into broadcast, too.
"I did music to start my college career then transitioned to journalism," said Foster. "I wanted to follow in his footsteps. At the end of college i realized that was his calling; my calling is different."
His calling led him to those idol auditions and, of course, Hollywood. Now, though, this former high school athlete is just playing the waiting game to see what happens next.
"It is exciting to be done, but it is nerve wreaking to not know what happens next," Foster said.
In the meantime, Tony goes about his daily routine at work even though he can't fully escape the spotlight.
"I had a couple of people look at me funny and say, 'Oh my gosh, you were on TV last night.' And I'm like, "Yeah."
Of course Tony has a lot of fans cheering him on hoping he'll make it through the next round of cuts.
Tony says the big difference for him now compared to season six is that he is really enjoying Hollywood week for the experience and stressing out a lot less.
Posted: Friday, February 15 2013, 04:12 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Rogers County holds off on certifying tax election
May 22, 2013 12:30 GMT
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Rogers County Election Board has voted to not certify results of a recent sales tax election after a resident filed a complaint alleging the county didn't give proper legal notice of the election.
Voters in Rogers County approved a 1-cent sales tax during a May 14 election. But a resident filed a challenge to the election results, saying the county didn't properly publish a legal notice of the election in a county newspaper before the vote.
The Claremore Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/13HOCr8 ) that the election board voted Tuesday to not certify the election results until after a hearing is held next week on the complaint. The hearing is set for May 28 before District Judge Dwayne Steidley.
Information from: Claremore Daily Progress, http://www.claremoreprogress.com
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