Fort Worth’s Tim Halperin Advances on Idol! VOTE FOR TIM!

For the second year in a row, a Fort Worth resident may be the next American Idol. But Texas Christian University grad Tim Halperin still has a long way to go before making it to the finals, like Casey James did last year.

I wanted to wish Tim good luck good and tell everyone to VOTE FOR TIM on Tuesday night.

Tim, who is 23, graduated with honors with a degree in marketing from TCU last year. He auditioned in Los Angeles and that episode aired February 3rd. Tim wasn’t featured onscreen again until Wednesday’s episode, when he and fellow contestant Julie Zorilla did a duet of the Beatles “Something” that went over well with all three judges. His final original audition piece for them also received praise.

For the first time, viewers will be able to vote online via Facebook. VOTE FOR TIM!

Idol will have a special Tuesday episode (7 p.m., KDFW/Channel 4) in which Tim and the other 11 male semifinalists will perform in front of a live audience. The women will perform Wednesday, and the results show will be Thursday.

I previously blogged about Casey and love to see Fort Worth residents on the show, don’t you?

Make sure you tune in Tuesday and VOTE FOR TIM!

According to the school, Tim was a Chancellor’s Scholar and earned a degree in marketing last year. His song, “We Fight Back,” was part of the university’s sixth annual Frogs for the Cure football game to support breast cancer research.

And speaking of KDFW, the Tarrant County Bar Association team I organized to run the 5K on Saturday beat that station’s runners and 27 other teams to place 6th in a very competitive event. I was pleased to have our team’s best time (21:49) – hey, not bad for the oldest member since we had a lot of law students from Texas Wesleyan- and place #2 in my age group of almost 200. And I placed #8 in the half marathon the next day.

I am preparing for my next big race in 3 weeks, the Tobacco Road Marathon. It is near Durham, North Carolina, where I am looking forward to seeing my brother Daniel, who went to Duke University and has lived there since he graduated in the late 60’s.

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