Photo by Jill Bock, Staff
Elise Edwards, 8, belts out "Don't Rain on My Parade" while on stage at Cape Girardeau's West Park Mall on Saturday. More than 40 singers showed their talent at auditions for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon's upcoming Idol Competition. Judging were Brian Fisk, Brian Taylor and Mike Glover. Those selected from the auditions will perform next at the Kenny Rogers Telethon, slated for March 24-25 at the Sikeston High School Field House. Viewers' votes along with judges will determine who wins the title of 2012 Telethon Idol with the winner to receive a $1,000 prize.