“I have enjoyed ministering to the audience, and I hope that I have touched someone’s heart tonight,” said Trammell.
Trammell sang a gospel song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” and the audience received her with a standing ovation.
“I feel like I have just been to church,” said Alan Rabon, HAC program director, after listening to Trammell sing.
Fellow contestants agreed with Rabon, saying Trammell’s performance was outstanding.
“Tiffany did a great job, and she has God-given talent,” said contestant Scott Cooper, who performed as Elvis.
Trammell experienced technical difficulties with her performance, but handled it beautifully, and was given another chance to perform with the right CD track.
The final 10 contestants performed the first half of the show, while the second half was a show performed by guest singers.
A guest quartet group from Calhoun High School especially impressed the crowd with their singing act of “Back in Dad and Mother’s Day,” all dressed in Easter colored vests.
“This is the first time in HAC history to have three sold out shows in a row,” said Rabon. The three shows combined brought in just more than $8,600, according to HAC Director Toni Molleson.
Many audience members lined up outside the HAC as early as 5:30 p.m., and when the doors opened an hour later, the members flooded into building, said Molleson.
“Because the show sold out so quickly, we had to set up live video feed in the community room for those who were not able to get in the show,” Molleson said.
Molleson said the HAC did not have the need to do so the other previous weeks.
Contestant April Wehunt said,” The show was such a fun experience and it was nice to meet (the other performers).”
“I love to sing” and “the friendships I have made here will last a lifetime,” said contestant Myrian Freeman.
“I think this was a great show, but the biggest thing (this show) did was help benefit the HAC. It showed people how important it is to keep places like (the HAC) open because they offer so much to our community,” said Claire Norman.
Audience member Nancy Sharp agreed saying, “Calhoun needs more of this kind of talent. What I mean by that is (Calhoun needs) more of this kind of music entertainment.”
“I’m so grateful to the contestants and their families for sharing their time and talent to make out show such a special treat,” said Molleson.