Singing competition winners announced

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BELLOWS FALLS — The finale of the 2017 Southern Vermont Idol singing competition was held on Friday, Aug. 4 , on the mainstage of the Bellows Falls Opera House.

Youth contestants won trophies and cash prizes. Lanie Goodwin was first; Marlin Hubbard, second; Anthony Mitchell, third; Erlianyss Aviles, fourth; and Ezra Holloway, fifth.

The top 10 adult contestants — Zac Binney, Jaia Caron, Jennifer Cowdrey, Josh Delaney, Jamie Denno, Amber DiBona, Lara Germana, Mackenzie Hall, Allie McGahie and Sonya Robison — performed a song of their choice, after which the audience and judges votes were tallied to determine the top six who would go on to perform a Broadway song. Finalists were Zac Binney, Jaia Caron, Josh Delaney, Lara Germana, Mackenzie Hall and Allie McGahie

The grand prize went to Allie McGahie, who received $1,500 and a full-day recording session at Guilford Sound, a professional recording studio in Guilford. Second prize of $750 went to Zac Binney. The $500 third prize was awarded to Mackenzie Hall. Fourth prize of $250 was won by Lara Germana. The $150 fifth place was awarded to Josh Delaney, and sixth place of $100 went to Jaia Caron.

Donations of personal hygiene items, socks, peanut butter/jam and other food staples were accepted on behalf of Our Place Drop-In Center.

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