APRIL 10, 2005 -- Wilmington's American Idol star Sara Mather performed Sunday the Azalea Festival.

Sara was in the top 24 contestants of the popular Fox show, American Idol, before she was voted off.

Lots of people came out to show their support and listen to the local songbird, and Sara looked happy to be in the lime light.

Sara has been a featured guest for this year's Azalea Festival.

Now that the excitement of this weekend has died down, she plans to continue to pursue her career in music.