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Third Annual Blind Idol Competition

June 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Blind Idol

Inspired by the versatility of blind musicians, Anastasia Powell, a blind employee of IFB Solutions 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. Semifinal competition in Raleigh, NC on June 3, 2017 and will feature Piano Child Prodigy Matthew Whitaker.

Blind Idol finals will feature five vocalists on August 6 in Winston-Salem. For more information, please visit

The 2017 Blind Idol Winner will receive a Grand Prize package valued at $3,000. This is inclusive of $1,000 cash, 8 hours of recording time, and a professional headshot.

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. For more info, visit


June 3, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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IFB Solutions


Renaissance North Hills Hotel
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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