A winning performance

Owen Wade (left) and Keaton Roberson (right) sing Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” at Krider Idol Saturday at the Krider Performing Arts Center. The boys won the group talent division, and Roberson won in his age division with Queen’s “Somebody to Love.” A photo of 13-18 division winner Katie Barnett appears on Page 10.

Young local singers came out for feedback and competition Saturday night at Krider Idol.

The Paris-Henry County Arts Council and the Krider Performing Arts Center presented the event, which dedicated proceeds to local arts enrichment for youth.

Sixth-grader Keaton Roberson won in the age 9-12 individual talent division, with a rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”

Roberson and fifth-grader Owen Wade won in the group division with a duet performance of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

Wade was also in the 9-12 age division, along with sixth grader Sloane Russell.

Others in the group talent division were eighth-grade clarinetist Jaida Wellman and drummer Jakobie Hutherson, the first Krider Idol competitors to perform instrumental music. Also competing were the self-titled J.K. Girls - a duo consisting of fourth-grader Jordyn Russell and fifth-grader Keila Hargrove.

Eighth-grader Katie Barnett was called back for the top-three round in the age 13-18 division, along 11th grader Zoë Pouliot and 12th grader Elizabeth Bratton.

Barnett, who won in the division, sang “You Are the Reason” in her first round and The Greatest Showman’s “A Million Dreams,” during the top three round.

Pouliot sang Robyn’s “Dancing on my Own,” during the first round and “You Don’t Do it for Me Anymore” for the top three round.

Bratton sang “Calling You,” as well as My Chemical Romance’s “I Don’t Love You.”

Also in the 13-18 division were 11th grader Anna Hefner, 12th grader Carolina Atkins, eighth grader Erika Moss and 11th grader Taylor Berry.

Judging the competition were Bethel Renaissance Associate Director Connie Hodge-McCain, Murray State University Music Professor Tana Field and Austin Peay State University Director of Choral Activities Korre Foster.

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