Patterson declares Wednesday April 23 as “Jena Irene Asciutto Day in Oakland County”

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has declared Wednesday, April 23 “Jena Irene Asciutto Day in Oakland County” on behalf of the American Idol contestant from Farmington Hills, Mich.

Photo credit: Top 6 Portraits;

Photo credit: Top 6 Portraits;

“Now that Jena Irene is in the top six, every vote counts – we want to help our hometown contestant make it to the finals,” Patterson said. “I honored Jena Irene with her own day to make sure our 1.2 million residents tune-in to watch this remarkably talented young woman and vote for her.”

Asciutto, 17, is a senior at North Farmington High School. She was one of three contestants this year with Oakland County connections. Malaya Watson of Southfield and Sam Woolf, who was raised in West Bloomfield, were voted off in earlier episodes.

American Idol airs on Fox Wednesday 8-10 p.m. Voting begins right after the show. The results will air live Thursday 9-10 p.m.

“Now get out there and vote for our hometown girl!!” Patterson said.

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