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Small Town Idol Finale
Two worthy opponents gave their all on Thursday for the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce Small Town Idol finale. Brady Franklin of Glendale and Brian Hilding of Fredonia, were the two remaining finalists from the six-week competition at CR Diner. Both gave the performances of their lives!
Brady stepped out of his comfort zone and completely wowed the audience and judges with his rendition of a Dean Martin classic, while Brian entertained as the Big Bopper. From the Doors to Tom Jones, these two blew everyone away with the three songs they had chosen to sing.
It was an exciting night for all in the standing room only CR Diner. Down to the last note, it was anyone’s game. No one envied the judges that night, as both competitors were equally remarkable! Unfortunately, the judges did have to score and choose someone as the winner. After carefully tallying the scores, they deemed Brian Hilding the Small Town Idol winner!
Though Brian had been battling influenza, he mustered all his energy and talent to claim his musical victory.
Event coordinator and emcee Crystal Mognett, thanked the judges and Karaoke Jockey profusely for all of their time and efforts before handing out the long list of fabulous prizes donated by area businesses.
The 1st place winner, Brian Hilding, was presented with a music trophy from CR Diner, $100 cash from the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce, $100 cash from JDM Sand & Rock, $100 cash from Kaibab Paiute Tribe, $100 gift certificate from Glazier’s Foodtown, two night stay at Holiday Inn Express, two night stay with breakfast at Jacob Lake Inn, free tax prep from AM Accounting, $50 gift certificate to The Sound Room Radio Shack, $30 gas card from Fredonia Short Stop, $25 certificate from Fernando’s Hideaway, $20 gas card from Judd Auto, a wall clock from Kanab Furniture, free t-shirt from T-Time, $10 gift certificate from Junction, free lunch buffet from Lotsa Motsa Pizza, free deli lunch from Honey’s Jubilee and a free cone from Three Bears.
The 2nd place winner, Brady Franklin, was presented with a music trophy from CR Diner, a beautiful quilt from Quilts-N-Things, $25 cash from David and Tracy Stumpf, free 8x10 family portrait from KHilding Photography, $20 gas card from Fredonia Short Stop, $10 gift certificate from Junction, free lunch buffet Lotsa Motsa Pizza, free deli lunch from Honey’s Jubilee and a free cone from Three Bears.
3rd place winner, Becky Greenwood was crowned as the Karaoke Queen, and presented with a music trophy and $20 cash from CR Diner, a free lunch buffet from Lotsa Motsa Pizza, free deli lunch from Honey’s Jubilee, a free sundae certificate from Junction and a free cone from Three Bears.
All 24 semi-finalists received a free lunch buffet from Lotsa Motsa Pizza, a free deli lunch from Honey’s Jubilee and a free cone from Three Bears.
Thank you to everyone who made this spectacular event such a huge success!