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Cordele businesses asked to support local Rising Stars contestant

Hannah French Hannah French

The Chamber of Commerce in Cordele is encouraging businesses to show their support for Austin French this weekend.

French will sing live Sunday on the ABC show Rising Star. If he advances, he will be one of 6 finalists left. Businesses are asked to help "paint the town for Austin" by putting messages of support on their signs and windows. His sister, Hannah, says the family is proud of him and thankful for the support so far.

"Last week he was only two points away from having the highest percentage," Hannah said. "So hopefully maybe this week, we'll bump it up a little bit."

To help Austin advance, you can download the Rising Star app and vote during the broadcast. Coffee County native Joshua Peavy is also one of the final eight contestants.

 

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