By Matthew Bado, TSB Staff
McKinney’s most famous 18 year old, Hollie Cavanagh, will sing for her life on Wednesday, May 2 as she competes to advance to the Top Four on American Idol. TownSquareBuzz (TSB) and the McKinney Performing Arts Center have partnered to host a community-wide watch party in the Courtroom Theater from 7-9 p.m. Cavanagh fans, known around the internet as HolliePops, are invited to this free event to celebrate and support our hometown idol. The McKinney Performing Arts Center is located in the center of downtown McKinney at 111 N. Tennessee St.
Square Burger restaurant will whip up something special to keep us from going hungry (there will be a cost for food and beverages) and will also serve beer, wine and soda. Brenda, The Toffee Queen herself will have the official HolliePop for sale, benefitting Hollie’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Bring your signs and posters and let’s see who can make the most creative tribute to Hollie!
All attendees will be entered to win one of the following prizes:
- Tickets to an upcoming performance at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
- Beach themed gift basket, including a coupon for a summer camp, furnished by Wonderland Montessori Academy of McKinney (basket is valued at $25).
- Painting with a Twist McKinney gift certificate (2 @ $35 each).
- A manicure furnished by Salon 205 in McKinney.
- A handmade soap set comprised of one bar of handmade soap and body frosting, furnished by Lotus Soap.
- A one week vacation at Tailwaggers Country Inn. Includes door-to-door limo service, a deluxe small bath and a seven-night all inclusive vacation. Furnished by Tailwaggers Country Inn (valued at $400).
- A spa gift card, furnished by Spa Esoteric (valued at $100).
- A decorative mirror, furnished by Jubilee Marble, Glass and Granite (valued at $400).
- A gift card to QuickWash America, furnished by QuickWash America (valued at $100).
- One Brother Ink Jet printer, furnished by Rapid Refill Ink (valued at $98).
Cavanagh has struggled to impress the Idol judges in recent weeks although she received a standing ovation after she performed Miley’s Cyrus’ “The Climb” earlier this week. In the last two weeks, Cavanagh has been in the bottom two, but the dedicated HolliePop fans worldwide have continued to keep her safe by voting, voting and voting again. If she makes it to the Top 3, Cavanagh will return to McKinney for a hometown homecoming celebration.
Special thanks to the team at Jack’s Pub for hosting the Idol watch party for the past nine weeks! Jack’s will continue to celebrate Hollie on the big screen until Hollie win’s the Idol crown.
Photo Credit: City of McKinney