ABILENE, Texas -

The Final 15 contestants are gearing up for the finale of this year's Abilene Idol competition.

The finale will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Abilene.

Abilene Idol Co-Chairman Grant Rampy and Final 15 contestant Monique Rosario Goff visited KTXS on Friday morning and spoke about this year's contest.

Tickets are $10 each. Tickets are available online at www.abileneidol.net.

The winner is decided by a variety of voting options: 50% by a panel of four judges, 30% by pre-event voting that cost $5 each, and 20% via text voting during the Finale.

To participate in the pre-event voting, visit the Abilene Idol website (as shown above) or in person at the Chorus Abilene office. Pre-event voting ends at noon on Friday, March 22.

The winner of Abilene Idol wins $500 and the title of Abilene Idol 2013. Second place receives $300, and third place receives $100.