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Submissions Open: February 13, 2017
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Inspired by the versatility of blind musicians, Anastasia Powell, an employee of IFB Solutions, who is blind, decided to organize a competition that would feature the talents of individuals who are legally blind. Chris Flynt, an employee of IFB and musician who is blind, believes that “you don’t need to see to be a performer or to enjoy music. You just have to feel it in your heart.”
Join IFB Solutions and A Brighter Path Programs for the third annual Blind Idol competition. Blind Idol finals will feature five vocalists on August 6 in Winston-Salem. For more information, please visit

The 2016 Blind Idol Winner, Charity Hampton, was chosen by a panel of judges at the August 6, 2016 live finale, received a Grand Prize package valued at $3,000. This is inclusive of $1,000 cash, 8 hours of recording time, and a professional headshot.
Check out WXII 12 coverage of the semi-finalists’ performances on May 14th, 2016.

Semifinal competition in Raleigh, NC on June 3, 2017. Below are the Contestants for semi-final.

Amber WilliamsAsheville, North Carolina.
Annie DonnellonCincinnati, Ohio
Brenda GrahamLas Vegas, Nevada
Claire CulbreathWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Deanah SargeantDover, Delaware
Deandre KellymanWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Howard PattersonWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Jordan SchefferAsheville, North Carolina
Kimberly OWENAsheville, North Carolina
Margaret Jones TurnerLas Vegas, Nevada
Mary MikelsRaleigh, North Carolina
Michael Kendall HarrisSaltLakeCity, Utah
Tonya DraydenYork, Pennsylvania
Veatrice McLucasLas Vegas, Nevada
Brooke BrownWinston-Salem, North Carolina

Finale competition in Winston-Salem, NC on August 12, 2017

Questions? Contact Anastasia Powell at or 336-245-5698.
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