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Inspired by the versatility of blind musicians, Anastasia Powell, an employee of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, who is blind, decided to organize a competition that would feature the talents of North Carolina residents 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 Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind and A Brighter Path Programs for the second 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.

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