Fayette County High School freshman Daylon Peterson is warming up his voice and narrowing down his song selections in preparation for his final official performance Sept. 29 as the reigning Fayette Idol winner.
Peterson, who won his age category at the 2016 Fayette Idol competition, repeated the feat in 2017, but he also took home the overall award that second time. He says he looks forward to singing again Saturday, Sept. 29, for the crowd at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Amphitheater in Historic Downtown Fayetteville and to passing the baton to the 2018 Fayette Idol winner.
“It was an amazing experience,” Peterson said, recalling the night he got top scores for his rendition of Smokie Norful’s “No Greater Love”. “I wanted to sing something that was meaningful to me. I wanted to connect with the audience.”
Peterson’s advice to 2018 competitors is the same.
“Make sure you believe in what you’re singing,” he said. “Make sure the audience can feel the connection, and make sure to give God praise for what He has done in your life.”
Since winning last year, Peterson has performed at several City-sponsored events.
Deadline to enter the 2018 Fayette Idol competition is Friday, Sept. 7. There are four categories within the competition: 7-11 years; 12-15 years; 16-21 years; and 21+.
Find the contestant application here: https://fayetteville-ga.gov/idol/
Contact Joyce Waits with Main Street Fayetteville by calling 770-719-4173 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.