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"American Idol" top-five finalist Tyanna Jones visited Westside High School Friday morning.

The 16-year-old is a student at the Jacksonville school and got the chance to reunite with her classmates and friends after her run on the show.  

“I’m so happy to be back, I’m feeling good to see my family and my friends here at my school,” she said.

Jones auditioned for "American Idol" in San Francisco, and her cover of Little Mix’s “Wings” impressed the judges. She continued to impresses them and the rest of America and was voted through every round to the top five.

Michaela Gugliotta

Musicians from around the country are being invited for a week to be part of the music scene in downtown Jacksonville.

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Meredith Rae Woodard grew up singing Joni Mitchell songs with her mother in their dining room in Pittsburgh.

First Coast teenage recording artist Dalton Cyr has a new gig, helping critically and chronically ill children live their dreams.

The Dream Factory, a national organization fulfilling dreams for critically ill children, has chosen Dalton as a National Ambassador.

The 13-year-old Cyr is also working on his second album. He stopped by First Coast Connect to talk about The Dream Factory and perform in studio.

BONUS PERFORMANCE: Click below to see Dalton Cyr's performance from his appearance on First Coast Connect on April 11, 2013.