NEW EGYPT, NJ -- Robbinsville Township's Benjamin Rubin used his smooth singing style last week to earn a spot in the finals of the Laurita Winery's Adult Idol competition. Rubin, 22, belted out a soulful rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" much to the enjoyment of the judges and crowd. It is his first foray into singing competitively.  

The competition started with three nights of entrants from throughout New Jersey.  During the first round, Rubin wowed the crowd with his rendition of "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  The judges praised Rubin and easily qualified him for the semifinals that were held on Thursday, November 7.  

The finals, in which 14 individuals will compete, will be held on Thursday, November 14 at Laurita Winery,  Archertown Road, New Egypt. The winery invites attendees to "experience a variety of musical styles as you relax with a glass of wine."  Admission is free. 

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While he has not yet made a final selection, Rubin in weighing singing a song by Michale Buble he said.   

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