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Festival Idol showcases local talent

Samantha Lewakowski • Aug 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Song covers and live music filled the Waterfront Stadium on Monday night during the Festival Idol competition.

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

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