Scott Hammonds receiving the award-winning plaque from Mt. Vernon's Hannah Johnson
First "Idol" named
By Michael Butler
"It was a surreal moment. I wasn't expecting the reaction." That's what Scott Hammonds said of being named Mt. Vernon Idol at the inaugural singing competition on Friday.
Hammonds was among ten performers to take the Mount Vernon Theatre stage in the contest. He sung "Midnight Cry" and "Overwhelmed."
"I wasn't used to people screaming for me," he said. "There was a lot of good talent. I just enjoyed meeting everybody."
Joanna Love was the runner-up. Golden Ticket winner Cade Rowland placed third. Perfect Harmony's Rontravious Smith and Juan Harris were fourth.
Hammonds won $500. "It was gone before I got it," he said. "I've got four kids."
As for the overall experience, Hammonds added that it was "good for the theater and for Tallassee."
"Going in, I was thinking as long as I glorify God whether I win or lose, that's all I want to do is glorify God."