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Hibbing area native Patrick Villella took second place in the WE Fest Karaoke Roundup competition this year -- which means he will open for country superstar Toby Keith on the WE Fest stage, Friday, Aug. 3. Villella has family living in the Detroit Lakes area. Submitted Photo

Iron Range native with ties to DL area will open for Toby Keith on Aug. 3

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Every year since its inception, the WE Fest Karaoke Roundup has given aspiring singers -- specifically, the top three finishers in the annual competition -- a unique opportunity to open for some of the biggest acts in country music on the WE Fest stage.


This year, one of those aspiring singers is Iron Range native Patrick Villella, who took second place in the finals of the karaoke competition and will be opening for Toby Keith on Friday, Aug. 3.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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