Twenty high school and middle school singers will take the stage May 9 for the annual Ascension Idol competition.

The singing competition is a fundraiser for The Ascension Fund, said Jennifer deFrances, executive director of the nonprofit organization.

The contest starts at 7 p.m. at the Gonzales Civic Center.

Students competed in earlier rounds for a chance to compete in the contest, which is based on the popular American Idol television competition.

The first-idol.complace winner will receive a MacBook Pro, second place wins an iPad and the third-place winner gets an iPad Mini.

Fans may vote online for their favorite singer for a $1 fee. Go to http://www.ascension to vote.

Finalists include:

  • Aniya Ally, Prairieville Middle.
  • Jesse Bateman, St. Amant High.
  • Taylor Bell, Donaldsonville High.
  • Sophia Bounnavong, Galvez Middle.
  • Devin Breaux, East Ascension High.
  • Jaycob Bradford, Donaldsonville High.
  • Kaitlyn Cayette, Donaldsonville High.
  • Tyler Gremillion, St. Amant High.
  • Bobbie Henderson, St. Amant High.
  • Gage Howell, Dutchtown High.
  • Jonah Howell, Dutchtown High.
  • Catlin Jacque, East Ascension High.
  • Carleigh Keller, St. Amant High.
  • Katelyn Landry, Dutchtown High.
  • Amber Louque, St. Amant High.
  • Ambra McBride, East Ascension High.
  • Sylvon McBride, Dutchtown High.
  • Ashlie Nicole McGowan, St. Amant High.
  • Madeline Ringwald, Dutchtown High.
  • Evangeline Turner, Dutchtown High.

Tickets for the show are $20 and can be purchased by calling (225) 677-8902.