American Idol

Vineyard American Idol Contestant Advances

Sonika Vaid, an American Idol contestant with Vineyard ties, is one of the top 14 finalists in the final season of the reality show.

Vineyard Contestant Gets High Marks from American Idol Judges

Twenty-year-old Sonika Vaid, a singer with Vineyard ties, impressed American Idol judges in the season premiere of the reality show, which aired Wednesday.

American Idol Star Returns to Island

Last year Erika Van Pelt made it to the top ten on American Idol. This meant in addition to an incredible run on national television for one of the singers of Martha’s Vineyard’s own Sultans of Swing, she spent the summer touring the country with the rest of the idols. Tonight she returns to the Vineyard to sing with her old bandmates at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs.

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Vineyard Songstress Rocks Judges at American Idol

Admit it, you're an American Idol fanatic. Well, even if you're not, have never heard of the show perhaps, there is reason for Vineyarders to tune in to the current season.

Last week, at the Pittsburgh auditions for the show, Erika Van Pelt scored a yellow ticket to Hollywood with her rendition of Carol King’s, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.