|Passion. Music. Life.
|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 http://www.abpfoundation.org/news-events/BlindIdol.aspx
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 Williams||Asheville, North Carolina.|
|Annie Donnellon||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Brenda Graham||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Claire Culbreath||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Deanah Sargeant||Dover, Delaware|
|Deandre Kellyman||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Howard Patterson||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Jordan Scheffer||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Kimberly OWEN||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Margaret Jones Turner||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Mary Mikels||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Michael Kendall Harris||SaltLakeCity, Utah|
|Tonya Drayden||York, Pennsylvania|
|Veatrice McLucas||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Brooke Brown||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
Finale competition in Winston-Salem, NC on August 12, 2017