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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.

Deanah Sargeant - Dover, Delaware
Deandre Kellyman - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jordan Scheffer - Asheville, North Carolina
Mary Mikels - Raleigh, North Carolina
Michael Kendall Harris - Salt Lake City, Utah

The 2017 Blind Idol finale competition will be held on Saturday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Council Theatre, located at 610 Coliseum Drive NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Five finalists have been chosen to perform from over 50 initial entries, and a panel of judges will select the 2017 winner. The event is open to the public and is free of charge, so come and support all of our Blind Idol contestants!

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