Slide show: See the rest of Riverhead’s ‘Idol’ contestants

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | The judges and the audience loved Elise Littlefield's performance of "You Can't Hurry Love."

While Riverhead Middle School student Sophia Parise of Jamesport wowed the judges to win first-place at the ninth annual Riverhead Idol contest Saturday night, she was up against some stiff competition.

The event, held at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, drew 14 contestants who performed in front of a sellout crowd.

Scroll through the photos below to see all the Idol hopefuls as they belt out old favorites from Motown.

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