The stands were packed with spectators, and boaters from the channel swung in close to hear the performers.
Participants were divided into three divisions based on age: Junior (up to age 12), Teen (13-18) and Adult (19+).
The talent brought forth by Grand Haven, Spring Lake and college students was described by the judges as “outstanding.”
The third place winner from the Teen Division, Macy-Kay Krupiczewicz, was all smiles after her recognition.
She sang a cover of “Dibs” by Kelsey Ballerini, and sported her cowboy boots to complete the country look.
“I love the energy that the song brings,” she said moments after hearing the results, “I just wanted to have fun with everybody here tonight.”
Here’s how the participants fared during Monday night’s competition:
Junior Festival Idol Final Results
First: Kate Garrison
Second: Sasha Wheeler
Third: Nora Jacobson
Teen Festival Idol Final Results
First: Kate Huizenga
Second: Meryn Taylor
Third: Macy-Kay Krupiczewicz
Adult Festival Idol Final Results
First: Jason Rogers
Second: Jake Jager