Turner wins Paintsville Big Sandy Idol competition at Paintsville


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Celeste Turner, left, was named the winner of Big Sandy Idol at Paintsville High School on Friday, September 2. Aliyah Allen was runner-up. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition in March at the Mountain Arts Center.


Ten contestants from Paintsville High School participated in the Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 2. Shown are: (back row) Nathaniel Bailey, Seth Ousley, Grace Hicks, Grace Maynard, Celeste Turner, Katelyn Fitch and Aliyah Allen. (Front row) Brent Bartley, Andre Faria and Brett Bartley.


PAINTSVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Paintsville High School on Friday, September 2, 2016. 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. Celeste Turner was crowned the winner, and Aliyah Allen 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 at Paintsville High School was absolutely amazing,” said Clayton Case, director of fine arts at BSCTC. “Every year, these students raise the bar, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Students at Paintsville High School 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 will visit Shelby Valley High School on Friday, September 9.

For more information about Big Sandy Idol or the Big Sandy Singers and Band, contact Clayton Case at (606) 886-7388 or email ccase0005@kctcs.edu or Chesi Spriggs at (606) 886-7382 or email cspriggs0007@kctcs.edu.

Celeste Turner, left, was named the winner of Big Sandy Idol at Paintsville High School on Friday, September 2. Aliyah Allen was runner-up. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition in March at the Mountain Arts Center.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Paintsville-BSI-winners.jpgCeleste Turner, left, was named the winner of Big Sandy Idol at Paintsville High School on Friday, September 2. Aliyah Allen was runner-up. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition in March at the Mountain Arts Center.

Ten contestants from Paintsville High School participated in the Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 2. Shown are: (back row) Nathaniel Bailey, Seth Ousley, Grace Hicks, Grace Maynard, Celeste Turner, Katelyn Fitch and Aliyah Allen. (Front row) Brent Bartley, Andre Faria and Brett Bartley.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_paintsville-bsi-contestants.jpgTen contestants from Paintsville High School participated in the Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 2. Shown are: (back row) Nathaniel Bailey, Seth Ousley, Grace Hicks, Grace Maynard, Celeste Turner, Katelyn Fitch and Aliyah Allen. (Front row) Brent Bartley, Andre Faria and Brett Bartley.

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