2019 Litefm Persimmon Idol Had The Crowd “Roar” For Performers

(MITCHELL) – This year’s Litefm Persimmon Idol contest showcased amazing local talent.

Taking home the Litefm Persimmon Idol trophy and $300 cash prize in the adult division were Adrienne Anderson and Natalie Lake of Bedford. Their voices and amazing guitar skills shined while performing “Dancing on My Own”.

Adrienne Anderson and Natalie Lake of Bedford

Taking the title in the youth division was Lily Bochting of Mitchell who sang Katy Perry’s “Roar”. She also received a trophy and $300 in cash.

Lily Bochting of Mitchell

Contestants from Bedford, French Lick, Guthrie, Paoli, and Salem participated in the competition. Their voices and performances did not disappoint the crowd.

Youth Division Finalists

  • Lilly Bockting of Mitchell
  • Karston Brim of Guthrie
  • Jimmy Gibson of Salem
  • Gracie Mullis of Bedford
  • Mckenzie Radcliff of Orleans
  • Titus Ray of Bedford 
  • Gracyn Thompson and Clara Cook of Mitchell

Adult Division Finalists

  • Adrienne Anderson and Natalie Lake of Bedford 
  • Tara Asbury of Mitchell
  • Billy Brim of Guthrie
  • Adam Crabtree of Paoli
  • Carrie Hardin of Bloomfield
  • Dewight White of West Baden
  • Dylan White of French Lick 
Main Street Stage

For some performing in front of a crowd was nothing new. For others it was their first time.

Derrick Weidner, last year’s Persimmon Idol, took the stage first and sang “God’s Country.”

Last year’s Persimmon Idol Winner Derrick Weidner Performing “God’s Country”

“I like to be in music, as well as sports,” said 15-year-old Jimmy Gibson, of Salem. “I am part of football and wrestling. I have performed before among crowds. I perform country, pop, and soul.”

Adam Crabtree, 28 of Paoli, performed Darius Ruker’s “Wagon Wheel”.

“I love to perform,” Crabtree said.

Earlier this week Crabtree performed an original song on the Evansville television station WEHT. Crabtree both writes songs and sings.

“I hope to record music,” Crabtree concluded. The crowd joined in on the chorus, rocking to the country song.

Karston Brim singing ” Beautiful Crazy” Monday evening during the 2019 Persimmon Idol contest

Karston Brim, of Guthrie, who is a familiar face around Lawrence County, says he normally does not perform in front of crowds this large.

Brim performs on Facebook and local churches. He played his guitar and sang “Beautiful Crazy”, a Luke Combs hit.

Lily Bochting had the Crowd ” Roar” during her performance

Lily Bochting, of Mitchell, started off the youth category and ended up claiming the title with Katy Perry’s “Roar”. Her parent’s brought a sign to show their love and support to their star.  

Lilly Bochting had support from her parents Amanda and Chris

One of the judges commented, “This was a big song for such a small lady, and the finish was awesome.”

Adrienne Anderson and Natalie Lake of Bedford were the winners of the adult contest with the two using great harmony and amazing guitar skills while performing “Dancing on My Own”.

The crowd for this year’s Persimmon Idol

The evening was perfect, with great weather and music… overall a fun entertaining evening for those attending.