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The building was packed for the first Jam Dandy Recording Studio talent contest on Oct. 8.
More than 160 people came to cheer on the talent and vote for their favorite contestant.
With first place valued at over $1,300, all contestants were at their best.
Each contestant sang two songs. The first song was scored by a panel of judges and the second was voted on only by the audience. The two scores were tallied to determine the winners.
Guest judges included Anna Copeland, Springfield composition teacher; Nicole Polly Herrell, music instructor, Springfield; Russel Lawson, musician and owner of Mountain Trading Co. in Mtn. Grove; and Tim Lansdown of KKOZ radio, Ava. Craig Smith of C&H Signs filled in for Lansdown in the final round.
First place winner was Tony Ingerson, Rogersville, with Daniel Collins, of Ava taking second.
Other winners included: 3rd, Kasey Wright, Hartville; 4th, Vicki Blair, Bradleyville; and 5th, Justin Johnson, Ava.
Finals were held on Saturday, Oct. 8. Owner Dan Herrell said everyone seemed to be excited about next year’s event.
Jam Dandy Studio has recently moved to South Jefferson St., just off the Ava square.
Winners received merchandise, recording time, show and meal tickets and trophies, as well as other products and services provided by area businesses.