Contact Us

Opelousas Native Donald Reed Moves to Next Round of ‘American Idol’, Lafayette’s Ben Boone Out

Donald Reed
American Idol via YouTube

Good news and bad news for a couple of aspiring singers on American Idol last night. Opelousas native Donald Reed moved on to the next step, group rounds. UL student Ben Boone saw his chance at becoming America’s next Idol come to an end as he was eliminated from the competition.

In the first portion of the Hollywood shows, neither of the two young men appeared on the televised portion of last night’s show.

Reed is 26 years old and works for a funeral home in Opelousas.

“You know, this was years in the making,” Reed told The Daily Advertiser. “This is a show we have watched since we were kids. We all had the same dream of becoming the next American Idol. It was just a dream come true.”

Hollywood rounds continue tonight at 7pm. We’ll keep you all up to speed on how Donald Reed does in the competition the rest of the way.

Best of 97.3 The Dawg

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973thedawg.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rowdy Friends quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rowdy Friends contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.