Send-off party for 'American Idol' contestant Teddy Mathews set for Jan. 13

Jan 12, 2018

A send-off party for Wareham resident and “American Idol” contestant Teddy Mathews will beheld Jan. 13. The public is invited.

The party will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Onset Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road.

This is an open house-style celebration where visitors can meet Mathews, take a selfie and get an autograph.

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.