Emma Wright was named the 2015 Collingwood Idol at the finals held yesterday, as part of the annual Canada Day celebrations.
Six finalists were chosen during the qualifying rounds. Taylor Drury, Eve Gilbert, Heather Gosling, Sydney Riley, Karen Witt and Emma Wright competed in the finals, and audience members cast their ballots through live text voting.
Second place went to Heather Gosling and Eve Gilbert took third place.
The Finals kicked off at 7:00 p.m. with the Idol Judges "Show Us How It's Done" Concert featuring Stephen Hanmore, Sacha Law, John Eaton, and Derek McLean representing the Strange Potatoes and friends.
At 8:30 p.m., the top six took to the stage to compete for the title of Collingwood Idol 2015. Emma Wright took home $500 as the first place winner, Heather Gosling received $250, and Eve Gilbert won $100.
Emma Wright will also perform for an audience of thousands on the Collingwood Elvis Festival street stage later this month.
Thank you to all competitors and voters for another great year of Collingwood Idol.(Photo courtesy of the Enterprise Bulletin)