GOODY – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol Competition at Belfry on Tuesday, October 13. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.
Ten students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Payton Trout was crowned the winner, and Caitlyn Bowman finished as runner-up. Both will advance to the Regional Competition and have a chance to earn a spot on the Big Sandy Singers, an album recording and other prizes.
“The talent was unbelievable,” said Clayton Case, Director of Fine Arts at BSCTC. “It seems like each year the talent increases throughout our region.”
Students at Belfry were also treated to a concert by the Big Sandy Singers and Band, an elite group of vocalists and musicians comprised of BSCTC students.
Big Sandy Idol is celebrating its tenth season. More than 1,200 students have participate in Big Sandy Idol over the past nine years. The Big Sandy Idol competition along with the Big Sandy Singers programs have awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.