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Long Island Students Cheer On Robbie Rosen On ‘American Idol’

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Music teacher Sanford Sardo, left, and friends of Robbie Rosen. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Music teacher Sanford Sardo, left, and friends of Robbie Rosen. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — As the top 12 boys take the “American Idol” stage Tuesday night, students at a Long Island school will be cheering on one of their own.

It’s the first night of voting in season 10 of the singing competition and students at Sanford H. Calhoun High School already know who they’ll be rooting for — 17-year-old Robbie Rosen.

“Oh my god, it’s amazing, everyone’s so excited for Robbie,” Melissa Gluck, who is in the school chorus with Rosen, told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.


1010 WINS Mona Rivera speaks with Rosen’s classmates and music teacher

Rosen beat out thousands of other contestants and made it through Hollywood week to get a coveted spot in the top 12. His classmates will be holding a viewing party tonight to watch the show.

His music teacher, Sanford Sardo, said Rosen has always been a star but doesn’t act like one.

“He’s got an incredible talent but he doesn’t like to flaunt it,” Sardo said.

Principal David Seinfeld thinks Rosen could get the votes to become Long Island’s first “Idol” winner.

“People from all over Long Island have become interested in his advancement in the contest,” Seinfeld said.

Rosen has received nothing but positive responses from the “Idol” judges so far. Jennifer Lopez told him, “Honestly, you’re one of the best singers we have.”

Rosen is competing against three other New York contestants including 21-year-old Pia Toscano, 23-year-old Rachel Zevita and 21-year-old Karen Rodriguez.  All three of them are graduates of  LaGuardia Arts High School, which was featured in the 1980 hit movie “Fame.”

Do you think Robbie Rosen will be the next “American Idol”? Who is your favorite this season? Let us know below!

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