Connersville’s Best Sing Their Hearts Out For The Grand Prize


There are several talented students walking among us in the halls and around campus.. On Saturday, August 25th the Fayette County Idol was held at The Castle in downtown Connersville. The contest began at 8pm. Admission was $5, free for those ten and under. Each contestant gets up to twenty minutes to perform, with their choice of songs. The winner took all $500 cash.

The winner of the Fayette County Idol was talented student, Ally Bannon. Bannon is currently a senior and started singing in front of crowds at the age of thirteen. Bannon sings because it is fun, and has to sing when writing songs. “This was my first time trying out of for the Fayette County Idol. I tried out because it was something to do.  I’m always looking for events like that,” stated Bannon.

For the final round she sang, “Traveling Soldier”, by the Dixie Chicks, “I’m On Fire” by Bruce Springsteen, and, “Again”, by Flyeaf. Singing is a potential career for Bannon to persue. “I am not sure about what I want as a career, but singing is definitely an option. I think it would be cool to make a living out of a hobby, but I do not want it to be too much of a job and ruin my passion for it,” Bannon reflected.

Ally was super excited when she found out she had won. Bannon was not expecting to get first place but, she got a trophy  and got the $500 cash. Bannon spilt her prize money with her brother Sean that played guitar for her. Bannon hopes to continue with her music and pursue a singing career.