Persimmon Idol

Main Street Stage – Monday, September 19 at 7:30 pm

WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol is set to showcase singing talent from the local listening area. The winner of WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol will take home our *GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE (see below).

This year’s contest will feature two age divisions: YOUTH (10-17) and ADULT (ages 18 and up).

Youth Division Finalists

  • Hayleigh Armstrong of Springville: Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Lilly Bockting of Salem: Honey by Derivakat
  • Madison Dillman of Bedford: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
  • Bianca Garcia of Pekin: Jolene by Dolly Parton

Adult Division Finalists

  • Amanda Bockting of Salem: Gunpowder and Lead by Miranda Lambert
  • Christina Bell of Bedford: Mercy by Duffy
  • Jae Parris of French Lick: What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes
  • Kaity Sandes of Bedford: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
  • Kylee Pendley of Orleans: Rise Up by Andra Day
  • DJ Watson of Mitchell: Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
  • Darrick Weidner of Olivia Doyle of Bloomington: I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
  • Bryan Woosley of Springville: Yee Haw by Jake Owens

We welcome everyone to come out and cheer on their favorite performers. WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol is FREE for the public to attend.

*WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol Grand Prize Package

The WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol winner will win the following GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE:

  • $500 Cash Prize
  • WQRK / Litefm Trophy
  • WQRK / Litefm Tee Shirt 

*WQRK Southern Indiana’s Classic Hits & Litefm Persimmon Idol Rules

  • Previous contestants and previous winners may register to compete in the Idol competition again.
  • If performing along with music, contestants will need to provide their own music (on CD) at prelims, no lead vocals on the track will be accepted. Contestants may use and provide their own instruments for accompaniment. Acapella performances are also allowed but not recommended.
  • Contestants will need to provide lyrics to the song they will be performing. Please print and be prepared to present these lyrics at the preliminaries
  • Maximum song length of 4 minutes
  • Music/lyrics must be approved by officials before the performance (no explicit language or message); discretion is up to WPHZ
  • If under 18, parental consent is needed in order for the contestant to perform on Main Street Stage. A waiver will be sent home at prelims. If the waiver is not presented with the parent or guardian’s signature day of the performance, the contestant will not perform/compete.