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Meet the Longmont Idol Winners for 2008


First Place

Emma Wallinford

Longmont Idol First place winner Emma Wallinford

My name is Emma Wallingford, and I am more than honored to carry the title of the first ever Longmont Idol. I went into this competition having some doubts and unanswered questions, but I decided to stick with it. My attitude in this competition quickly changed, I first felt like okay, this would look good for my singing reputation and I can finally get the chance to record my demo! But leaving it, I had SO much more than that. I met and bonded with the other contestants so well and being on that stage, being able to show people part of my soul was a reward within itself. In this competition, I really discovered within the second week that being on stage is what I love best and I have NO fear when I’m up there. I came to the realization that singing is what I want to do with my life. When I made it to the top three, I was of course thrilled but winning the competition was not the first thing on my mind. For the finale, I finale, I sang “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” and all I wanted to do was be able to sing that song for the audience, I did not even have to win; I just wanted to touch the audience, but leaving with $500 and gaining the title of the “Longmont Idol” was definitely a bonus. After it hit me, I realize it was all over and I didn’t want it to be! I had so much fun and I’m going to miss all the contestants and the people who made this possible, but maybe you’ll see me again as a judge for the next t Longmont Idol! I expect great things for the future of Longmont Idol competitions and can’t WAIT for them to start.
Thank you, Emma Wallingford


Community Favorite

Austin Nissen

Longmont Idol 2008 community favorite Austin Nissen

Third Place

Rachel Bashor

Longmont Idol 2008 third place Rachel Bashor