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May 4, 2022

UPDATE: Mike Parker performance postponed

Mike Parker recently made it to the top 10 of "American Idol." (ABC, "American Idol")
By James Jarvis
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UPDATE: Mike Parker's performance scheduled for Saturday night in Warrenton has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The "American Idol" contestant and Fauquier County native is now set for perform in Warrenton on May 27.

Mike Parker will be returning to the stage Saturday night, but this time in Warrenton, just days after his final performance on “American Idol.”

The 27-year-old country singer from Warrenton, a Fauquier County Public Schools alumnus, is performing at Denim & Pearls restaurant in Old Town Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Parker was eliminated from the ABC show Sunday night after not receiving enough votes to make it through to the final 7. The singer made it to the top 10 and ended his journey on the program singing Phil Collins' “You’ll Be in My Heart,” which he dedicated to his mother, Dejuanna Parker, who is battling leukemia.

To celebrate his unique accomplishment, Parker decided to do a live performance in his hometown. His mother wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday that “plans for a parade for Mike Parker are also in the works.”

In March, Parker returned to his hometown to sing for students at Grace Elementary and speak words of encouragement, telling them they should not give up when things get hard, including their classes.

Parker was the last of the three contestants from Virginia, including Kenedi Anderson from the Charlottesville area and Dan Marshall, a former football player at Virginia Tech.
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