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Who will become the 2012 Milledgeville Idol?

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August 13, 2012

The battle of the best voice in Milledgeville takes center stage this month as 10 local vocalists compete for a $1,000 cash prize.

The fifth annual Milledgeville Idol singing competition starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in Russell Auditorium.

“This year’s group has been rehearsing since June and really bonded,” said Danielle Fields, show producer and Georgia College alumna, ’04. “These contestants are spunky and keep me laughing.”

The 2012 contestants include Margaret Bedard, Allyse Brantley, Matt Brantley, Tommy Clark, Amy McDade, Shannon McNeal, Dianne Milam, Rasheda Mitchell, Greta Pritchett and Sonya Williams.

The contestants will perform songs from popular artists such as Adele, Pat Benatar and Lady Gaga, along with musical selections as a group.

A live house band of Milledgeville residents will provide additional entertainment during the show hosted by Z97.7 disc jockey Walter Reynolds.

“We’re featuring must-see performances that the entire community will enjoy,” Fields said. “Audience members will recognize a lot of the songs and fall in love with these talented singers.”

General admission: $10; ages 12 and under and students will Georgia College ID: $8.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, call 478-445-5277 or stop by 100 Chappell Hall on the Georgia College campus. You can also visit Fields Photography and Framing downtown.



ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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