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Beaufort County Idol competition opening a success

By Staff
Trio of winners advance
By CLAUD HODGES
Senior Reporter
Crowds at the Beaufort County Idol’s Friday night debut packed the event’s area of West Main Street in Washington and listened to the performing voices of the contestants.
Friday night’s top three in the Beaufort County Idol contest were Joseph Conner of Washington, Renee Stalls of Greenville and Destiny Tyson of Washington.
In each monthly contest at the Music in the Streets event, there will be no distinction between a first, second or third place winner, Clayborne said. The judges will select the top three in the monthly events and the top three from each event will advance to the final contest, he said.
At the Friday night competition, he sang “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
He said he likes all kinds of music and does not have a specific type he likes in particular.
She sang “Walking After Midnight” by Patsy Cline.
She tells upcoming singers not to be nervous.
Tyson, 15, is a Washington High School student.
Tyson sang “I’ll Be” by Reba McIntyre. She said her favorite music is country music.
In addition to the three winners from Friday night, 12 more winners, three from each of the next four Music in the Streets events, will compete at Smoke on the Water in October to determine the winner of Beaufort County Idol and the two runner-ups.