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Two Queens contestants make it to American Idol’s top 24
Two Queens contestants make it to American Idol’s top 24
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 2/26/2012 at 11:13AM

Hundreds of thousands of “American Idol” hopefuls were narrowed down to 24 over the past month, with two Queens crooners making the cut. Heejun Han, of Flushing, and Astoria’s Creighton Fraker both withstood the auditions, Hollywood and a trip to Las Vegas to make it to the shows semifinals round, and now have the opportunity [...]

Creighton Fraker makes Queens proud on ‘American Idol’
Creighton Fraker makes Queens proud on ‘American Idol’
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 2/16/2012 at 10:18AM

People should get used to pronouncing Creighton Fraker. It’s going to be a household name. An Astoria resident for the past eight years, Fraker grabbed the ultimate brass ring for a star on the rise — a coveted golden ticket on Fox’s “American Idol.” Fraker grew up as a preacher’s kid in South Dakota, finding [...]