Rachel Ann Kersch Wins Payson Idol 2009

By Krystal Baker
Rachel Ann Kersch
Aaron Etheridge and Justin Craig
Audrey Moffat

Payson High School senior, Rachel Ann Kersch took home this year's Payson Idol Award. Each Idol contestant preformed a song written by their favorite singer during the opening rounds of competition held Monday through Wednesday. The final round of competition was held Thursday September 24, with stiff competition between the winners of each round performing yet another musical selection. Payson High students were serenaded by some of Payson's finest such as musical duo Aaron Etheridge and Justin Craig, Audrey Moffat singing and playing the guitar, and Bria Brown and Aubrey Garner singing "Colors of the Wind," from the movie Pocahontas.

Rachel Ann Kersch won the hearts' of the judges with her performance of "If I don't have you," by musical diva Alicia Keys. Special thanks to this year's Idol judges: Eloise Bridges, Melodie Henderson, David Rockwood, and Andrew Wright.