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Reed Grimm performs with his band, Shoeless Revolution, at the Lakefront Park band shell in 2010. He graduated with a degree in percussion and philosophy from UW-La Crosse and is one of the remaining "American Idol" contestants. He has performed locally in Hudson and Ellsworth with his family practically since birth. File photo by Margaret A. Ontl

All eyes are on Reed Grimm: Will he advance in 'Idol' competition?

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Last week Colleen Raye watched "American Idol" at Junior's Bar and Grill in River Falls with family members and friends. Wednesday night, her son Reed Grimm was shown performing in the singles competition. He chose another quirky song -- "I've Got a Golden Ticket" -- from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." His rendition was enough for the judges to unanimously agree to send him through to the group competition.


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