Rocklin sisters make mark at county ‘Idol’ competition

By: Autumn Matz, Placer Herald Correspondent
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Singing sisters Kristina and Marlise Dizon of Rocklin now have two more trophies to add to their collection. The two each won first place in their individual categories at the Placer County Fair on June 28. Fourteen-year-old Kristina took first place in the Teen Idol category with her rendition of “Not For the Life of Me” from “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” while her sister, 11-year-old Marlise, won first place in the category of Child Idol with her performance of “Popular” from the Broadway musical “Wicked.” Marlise chose the song “Popular” because it related to her. “I like it because it’s bubbly and fits [my] personality,” Marlise said. The sisters said they started singing at a young age. “Our family has always been singing. Ever since we could talk we have been singing,” Kristina said. Kristina and Marlise agree that singing is a way for them to express themselves. “[Singing] is a way to show feelings. To put feels to rhythm and music,” Kristina said. This recent win is not the first time the girls have been in the spotlight. Kristina has performed at the All American Speedway in Roseville on several occasions and won the overall Idol title at last years Placer County Fair. Both sisters hit the big stage when they performed at a Kings basketball game this past February. Currently the sisters are attending workshops in order to achieve their dream of becoming Broadway stars. The duo will be performing songs as part of the “California State Fair presents Broadway” at 1 p.m. on Sept. 4 on the Promenade Stage. Autumn Matz can be reached at