COLUMBUS, Ind. — Hunter Lambert is the newest Columbus Idol.
Lambert, 18, was among 21 Columbus-area singers who competed for the title during Friday’s third annual contest at Columbus East High School.
The contest raised roughly $10,000 for the Daniel Altmiller Scholarship Fund and for the Best Buddies programs at Columbus North and East high schools, which help developmentally disabled students, according to organizer Jeanne Altmiller.
For placing first in the contest, Lambert received a $500 cash prize and two hours of recording time at Melon Patch Studios in Seymour.
“I just hope it helps get my name out there a little bit more,” Lambert said Saturday.
She has enjoyed singing since she was a little girl.
“It’s something I can’t seem to run from. ... It’s just always been there,” Lambert said of her singing.
About two years ago, Lambert added songwriting to her repertoire.
During Friday’s contest, she performed one of her own songs, a number she’s tentatively titled “Sell.”
Although she auditioned unsuccessfully for NBC’s nationally televised singing contest “The Voice,” Hunter said Columbus Idol is the biggest stage on which she has performed.
Once the field of 21 singers was narrowed to five, the audience voted for who should win.
At that point, Lambert said she was just proud to have made it that far and wasn’t really expecting to win.
“It was just an awesome feeling,” she said.
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