Two Mainers make Calif. ‘Idol’ round

Posted Jan. 26, 2011, at 6:06 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two Mainers have made the cut for the Hollywood round of the hit TV show “American Idol.”

Twenty-four-year-old Jessica Cunningham of Bridgton and 15-year-old Danielle Pease, a high school student from Winthrop, have been confirmed as making it past the auditions and into the show’s next round.

The Portland Press Herald says Cunningham and Pease will be among 200 people competing in the show’s next round in Hollywood — to air on Fox on Feb. 16 and 17 — for a shot at being chosen among the 20 semifinalists.