On April 26, Heritage’s best vocalists competed for the title of Heritage Idol and time in a professional studio. Competition was tight, and the vocalists delivered both visually and musically.
The top three performers were Sophia Johnson Grimes ’17, Portia Joy Glommen ’18, and Sydney Weaver ’19. After the first round of cuts from the judges, the final three each got the chance to perform again in hopes of winning the crowd over. The winner was then selected by the audience.
“It was very close competition, definitely more cutthroat than year one. I’m always so impressed by what the competitors present,” says Mr. Andrew Fischer, Choir Director and Heritage Idol Judge.
Fisher added that he loves having the opportunity to see such high level performances from Heritage students. Though all the competitors fought hard, Weaver ended up winning the popular vote, after covering everything from P!nk to Amy Winehouse.
“I won 4 hours in a professional recording studio which means I get to work with a producer and have whatever I record mixed and put out on iTunes. I have not gone yet but I plan to go in September. I have thought a little bit about what songs I will record, and I am thinking that I will be recording ‘Glitter in the Air’ by P!nk and ‘Liability’ by Lorde if I have enough time for both,” says Weaver.
Weaver adds that she’s been singing for as long as she can remember, and that her earliest recordings were from 14 years ago.
“I have always loved performing and just being on stage was a highlight for me. I love that I can express myself through my music and others’ music. I feel like getting on stage and telling a story through a song is amazing and it gives me an amazing feeling inside,” says Weaver.by