Meet the Contestants
Rodrick Bowman - Contestant #1
Rodric Bowman has been a Roselle Park resident for the past 7 years and is former member of the Roselle Park BOE. Currently, Rodric serves as the Regional Disaster Officer for the NJ American Red Cross and as an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice for multiple US Universities. He and his wife Regina are active community member's who value community and friendship.
Christopher deBrigard - Contestant #2
I started singing as a child in a church choir and always dreamt of singing in front of a bigger crowd. In 1990 I found a new passion in karaoke and have been singing all over NJ every weekend since. I love knowing I have the crowds attention when they stop talking for a brief minute and turn and look! My genre is more country, some rock, and love songs. I’ve been told I have a country twang to my voice, some swear I’m from Texas...nope, born and raised in Jersey off exit 135 & proud of it!
Tara Nicholls - Contestant #3
Lover of life and humanity, all things silly and FUN!!
Jennifer McConnell - Contestant #4
I have been a member of the Roselle Park Cabaret Company for the past few years and have enjoyed performing with that group. Prior experience includes roles in regional theater and cabaret showcases in New York City. Additionally, I have performed the Star-Spangled Banner at Somerset Patriots game.
Carmine Minichini - Contestant #5
Nickname is MINUCH. Sang acapella in Newark. Now I just sing for fun
Maria Cunha - Contestant #6
Roselle Park resident for over 20 years. I have 3 lovely crazy kids. I love singing!! I love my Britney and boy bands!!
Jenny Lichtenwalner - Contestant #7
Jenny is a librarian, maker & mom who loves RP and the community spirit that lives here. She loves organizing fun events and is a closet karaoke addict. Her breakout song was “Guns and Ships” at the 2017 Sherman School end of the year party, where she led the parents to victory over the kids.
Isabelle Latorre and Reanna Saldana (Duet) - Contestants #8
Isabelle and Reanna are cousins that love to sing. Isabelle has performed with Pixie Dust Players in UCPAC and an upcoming show in May with Vanguard Theater Company in NYC (Off Broadway). Reanna performed as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in the recent RPHS “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.
Maria Valente - Contestant #9
Moved to RP in 2000. Married 21 years and have a 10 year old son who attends Aldene. I have been singing from the age of 5. School concerts, plays, you name I did it. I love to sing. You can catch me in the pews at Church of the Assumption singing with gusto and adoration. Love all genres of music, but country is my favorite.