Twenty-year old Hopkins County native, from Miller Grove, Daylan Millard,
was named the new Hopkins Idol, in Saturday evening's competition.
Daylan Millard Named New
Hopkins County Idol, Saturday Afternoon
by: Bobby McDonald
Millary, left with her accompanist, and second place finalist, Carol Vandiver, and third place finalist, Lincoln
Goodman, of Saltillo.
The competition was "keen" as the nine finalists each presented two songs before the panel of judges, on Saturday evening, in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, in the Hopkins County Idol Contest. "There's just such a wide variety of talent in the competition that I'd certainly hate to be a judge," observed one of those in attendance. "From Hip-Hop to Classic Country, to Gospel, they're all represented!"
However, when Lucky Boyd, host of Saturday's show, received the judges' totals, it was twenty-year old, Daylan Millard, of Miller Grove, in Southwestern Hopkins County, that received the title for 2012. Millard who admits that she is, small town southern, born and bred, sang "If I Die Young," to wow the judges to select her is this year's winner in the 2nd Annual Hopkins County Idol Contest. "I have a passion for Country music," stated Millard. "And, there is nothing like being on stage and belting out your favorite songs!"
Millard had been "saved" by the audience, in the semi-finals competition, held the Saturday before, but managed to wow the entirely different panel of judges for Saturday's finals competition.
2011 Hopkins County Idol, Caleb Frazier, demonstrated to the audience
throughout Saturday's competition, why he won the title last year.
Last year's First Ever Hopkins County Idol, Caleb Frazier wowed the crowd with several selections throughout the show, and sang one of my favorites, "I Won't Let Go," as he accompanied himself on the keyboard.
The crowd also heard from Hopkins County resident, Gonzo Marroquin, the 2004 Latin Idol Winner.
Gonzo Marroquin, 2004 Latin Idol Winner, and his band performed several songs for the crowd
on Saturday afternoon, while scores were being added and checked.