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Tyler man advances as top 24 contestant on 'American Idol'

Fritz Hager III will be part of the public voting portion of the competition which will air Sunday and next Monday.

TYLER, Texas — A Tyler man has advanced on "American Idol" as one of its top 24 contestants. 

Fritz Hager III will now be part of the public voting portion of the competition. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for Hager to move on to the next round which will air Sunday and next Monday.

Hager, 21, performed an original song he wrote on Monday night's episode which featured contestants in the "Showstoppers" round.

Read more from our CBS19 paper partner, Tyler Morning Telegraph

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