St. Louis Hopes Local Makes Top Ten On American Idol
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Thursday night we will find out if St. Louisan Curtis Finch Jr. is among the top ten on American Idol. Curtis, his friends call him C.J., is a member of Shalom Church City of Peace in Florissant.
Some of the church members are C.J.`s strongest supporters. They missed the first hour or so of American Idol for bible study. God comes first for them but C.J. is on their minds.
Latasha Fox is a member of the choir like C.J. “I`m really praying for CJ and I know he is a very gifted talented musician and singer I really hope he can go as far as he can go and win,” she said.
The pastor said the young man`s success on national t.v. is not only good for C.J. and the congregation, but it`s also good for the St. Louis area. Rev. Freddy Clark said, “C.J. comes from a long line of great vocalists who have had national attention but he`s the latest St. Louisan and we`re proud of him.”
Proud, it is a word people in the church use often when talking about C.J. Harry Cecil is a choir member and he`s also a teacher. He added, “As soon as I found out he was on American Idol, I`m all for it. I`m getting my kids in my school to vote all of that.”
Latasha Fox summed it all up, “If anyone has the talent he (C.J.) does.”