Local singer follows dream in Limelight contest

first_img By Health Videos Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Gibbons said she enjoyed the competition and is looking forward to competing in Mobile tonight and Tallassee on Saturday.“There are six of us in the finale of the Limelight competition and it’s exciting for me to be among them,” she said. “I enjoy singing and competing.”Although Gibbons plays guitar, she is using backtrack for the competition.“I’m very comfortable with that,” she said. “My dad is a DJ and I’ve been doing karaoke for a long time. I sing Indie Rock. That’s soft acoustic rock. It’s the kind of music that I like to listen to and sing.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Local singer follows dream in Limelight contest The 2012 competition is being held at three locations, The Studio in Troy, Foley High School in Mobile and the Jazz Festival at Tallassee.The first round of the Limelight competition was held Tuesday night in Troy with Tyler Braden of Pike Road named the winner.“It was so exciting,” Gibbons said. “We had hoped to sell 80 tickets and we sold 75. Everybody seemed to really enjoy it. Their reaction was huge. I don’t think that they were expecting the show we put on. At the end of each song, the applause was overwhelming. It was like the audience absolutely loved what you did. It was the greatest feeling in the world.” Email the author Published 11:00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012 Book Nook to reopen Jessica Gibbons is following her dream – her passion to be exact.“Music is my passion, my life,” said Gibbons, a senior at Charles Henderson High School. “I’ve been singing since I was four years old. I love to sing and my parents love to hear me sing. It’s what I do.”Being on stage is a comfortable place for Gibbons to be. So, when she had the opportunity to audition for Limelight, which is Troy University’s vocal competition similar to the television series “American Idol,” she didn’t hesitate. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Gibbons said that competition brings out the best in her and she is looking forward to being her best this weekend.“It will be fun and a great experience,” she said.Randall Crews, Limelight associate marketing director, said that a winner is chosen at each location.“The winner is chosen by a panel of judges and by audience reaction,” he said. It’s possible to have three different winners or the same winner three times. After the third competition on Saturday, the points will be totaled and an overall winner chosen.”Crews said the six finalists are all winners and very talented young people.The student run record label Ilium Records hosts a concert each year to bring the same opportunity to Troy, Crews said. “It’s the search for Troy’s Next Musical Sensation.” You Might Like Program uses the pay-it- forward concept   Paying it forward is an interesting concept and it’s one that has been adopted by the TroyFest committee to… read more Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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