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|Shrimp Festival Idol winners announced|
December 20, 2013 - Gulf Shores, AL (OBA) – This year the National Shrimp Festival hosted a Shrimp Festival Idol Contest. The contest was an “American Idol” styled singing competition on Saturday, Oct. 12, of Shrimp Festival weekend.
Alabama native, Shawna P from the NBC singing competition show "The Voice" was the MC. There were a total of six contestants, each one representing a local Baldwin County High School. (PICTURED: 1st Place Winner- Robertsdale High School: from left are Allison Hendricks and Charley Ogletree- both Shrimp Fest Committee; Devon Foley- 1st place winning student; Dr. Craig Ross--RHS Principal; Claudia Bankester- Keyboard Specialist; and William Thomas- Choral Director.)
Those who participated were Fairhope HS– Kendall Graves, Daphne HS– Devon Sledge, Spanish Fort HS– Cameron Ulmer, Robertsdale HS - Devon Foley, Foley HS - Logan Lane and Gulf Shores HS - Alex Linton. Among the prize money awarded to each student who placed was a matching scholarship amount for the school of where that winning student attends High School.
The talent from the students ranged from singing solo to incorporating the piano or guitar. Each participant had a special performance of their own. Our plan is to make this an annual event within Shrimp Festival because of the impact it had on the students, the schools and Festival. Special thanks to everyone who helped make this such a success!
Shrimp Fest Idol Winners – 2013
First Place: Devon Foley and Robertsdale High School
Second Place: Logan Lane and Foley High School
Third Place: Alex Linton and Gulf Shores High School
For more information please contact Ann vonEberstein at (251) 968-7220 or Ann@mygulfcoastchamber.com.