The Junior Small Town Idol competition at CR Diner is really heating up! Country week brought out incredible talents of the remaining nine contestants. 

The judges had their work cut out for them as each young star gave their best performance. The audience could feel the emotion as each contestant told a story through song.

Attendees were treated to a new MC for this round.  The reins were handed over to semi-finalist Jimmy Goldstein, who may have found his true calling. Watch out Ryan Seacrest! 

As emcee, Goldstein had the unfortunate task of eliminating three contestants on Friday night.  Although he did it with style, the evening was still painful for three young vocalists.

It was a close decision, as each of the semi-finalists gave an amazing performance. With only two weeks to go, the remaining six will have to bring their very best.

Tia Smith, Haley Reidhead, Haley Cardello, Bailey Lathim, Savannah Andrew and Andrea Fisher will sing a song of their choice on April 9.  Only three will move on to the final competition on April 16 (previously written as April 23, my apologies for the mistake.)

There are only two weeks left to come support your favorite young star! See them sing their hearts out tat CR Diner in Fredonia.

Captions: Watch out Ryan Seacrest! Jimmy Goldstein shows his talent as this week’s host of Junior Small Town Idol. Photo by Kelly Hilding.

Only six talented contestants remain in Junior Small Town Idol at CR Diner .