MCDONOUGH, GA. – Peachtree Idol crowned the champion of the 2019 singing competition in what turned out to be a very heated contest. Donald Rucker, a primary school principal from Vision Primary in Southeast Atlanta, overcame a very talented field that drew contestants throughout Georgia.
The Peddlers Idol Singing competition was held within the Peachtree Peddlers Flea Market and Antique Centre in McDonough, Georgia in Henry County. The competition began September 7, 2019 with weekly audition rounds, in which hopefuls from across the south Atlanta area, tried to wow the audience and an all-star panel of judges, including Atlanta’s Carlos Glover, the Godfather of Crunk, filmmaker J Fabulous, DJ Nick Fury, and Quique Lopez (owner of the legendary venue, the Somber Reptile). Judges based their scoring on stage presence, vocal ability and audience response.
After 15 weeks of auditions, the finals took place December 7th and 14th, 2019. Finalists received trips to Miami and Gatlinburg with the winner going to Las Vegas. Additionally, the winner received a professional recording from The Vault Recording Lounge, a video press kit from Dream Now Productions and a promotional Package from Panorama Press Marketing and Media.
Donald Rucker, aka Ruck, won the competition with his powerful rendition of Am I Wrong by Nico and Vinz. “as principal at a primary school, I always told my students to follow their dreams. I needed to be an example to my students and follow my own dreams.” Ruck, vowed to continue adding love and joy into his songwriting as he develops his own unique style.
“We were very happy with the support we received from the community. Our shoppers loved the added treat to their shopping experience. Congratulations to all the contestants. There was so much talent! I’m glad I didn’t have to be a judge!” remarked Joe Weiland, General Manager of Peachtree Peddlers.
Peachtree Peddlers Flea Market & Peachtree Antique Center is an indoor and outdoor market that houses hundreds of vendors and with full-service concessions. They are located off Interstate 75, Exit 221, under the big American flag at 155 Mill Road, McDonough, Georgia, 30253.
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