Cody Savage is the NGTC IdolMay 14 | Posted by editor | Entertainment, News, Stephens, Union Tags: North GA Technical College
Blairsville, GA – Talent abounds at North Georgia Technical College. During the annual student celebration of Eaglefest, eight students who could hold their own in any Idol contest held a standing crowd captive with their finalist performances.
From gospel to blues, the competition was impressive, and both students and staff who were voting found it difficult to choose just one as the winner. Ballots were available from the beginning of the showcase and the audience could make meticulous notes to help decide the winner. “There can only be one,” grinned Campus Life Director Sherry Seal. Seal’s organization and enthusiasm for this event created quite a bit of excitement around campus for several weeks.
With a $500 prize in the balance, the performers held nothing back. But in the end it was Cody Savage’s rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” that took top honors. “I really didn’t believe it at first,” said Savage afterwards. “It took so long for it to really sink in that I was the winner.”
The finalists included Samantha Pierce from Canon, April Schwartz from Demorest, Iliyas Herrera from Cumming, Amber McConnell from Toccoa, Johnny Broyles from Clarkesville, Shatice Rucker from Hartwell, and Ja’Quon (Ray) Chamblee from Conyers.
Cody is familiar with the pressures of entertaining. As a member of the Cody and Carlee Savage and the Backwoods Band, he has played with the group in several festivals and fairs in the area. However, this was the first time he’s done a solo performance.
Cody is pursuing an Associates of Science degree in Electrical Systems Technology. He resides in Hall County with his sister, Carlee, and his parents, Kevin and Gina.
For more information on programs of study at NGTC, contact 706-754-7700 or visit www.northgatech.edu.
Picture: NGTC Idol Cody Savage singing “Folsom Prison Blues.”