Wareham's Teddy Mathews headed to 'American Idol'

Jan 04, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Teddy Mathews, seen here at last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, is headed to compete on 'American Idol' soon.

Wareham’s own Teddy Mathews is hoping to become the next 'American Idol.'

Mathews has a send off party planned later this month before leaving to perform on the musical-competition show. First launched in 2002 on Fox, the show ran for 15 seasons before being cancelled in 2015. Last year, it was announced the show was being revived on ABC.

Mathews is a 2015 graduate of Wareham High School. He is well known throughout town for performing at numerous functions, often singing the National Anthem. In 2010, he performed at Cape Idol as a 13 year old, raising funds for Bridgeview Montessori School scholarships.

Open auditions for the revamped American Idol were held this summer and fall across the country, including Sept. 8 in Boston.

'American Idol' premieres Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Judges will be Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.


Comments (3)
Posted by: Kenny F | Jan 05, 2018 09:05

OUTSTANDING!!!  Teddy is fantastic and he has been a big supporter of the Boys & Girls Club Martin Luther King Breakfast.   He will perform again for us on Monday January 15th at the 10th breakfast.  Come on down, you could actually witness the next American Idol!!

Posted by: montana20 | Jan 05, 2018 13:51

Good luck Teddy

Posted by: David Ricci | Jan 06, 2018 12:37

Teddy is a gentleman!

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