Jordan Clark will compete for the title, Saturday.
A Kingston woman is vying for the top spot in a statewide singing competition. 20-year-old Jordan Clark said she and the other Top 10 contestants will perform in the Ohio Idol finale at the Ohio State Fair, Saturday, where a $10,000 prize and a recording contract are on the line.
"I really feel good about this competition; it's gone really well so far, and I know whoever wins or however it turns out that I'll be happy," said Clark.
Regardless of who wins the title, Clark and the rest of the Top 10 will be singing in the Ohio Idol Tour for the rest of the year.
Clark said in the past she has tried out for a number of singing competitions that did not end the way she would have hoped, but a strong support system of family and friends and a passion for singing have kept her pushing through to pursue her dreams.
The Ohio Idol competition has also given her hope: "It's kind of the first thing I've done that has been a 'yes' for me; everything's been a 'no' or 'not good enough.'"
The Zane Trace graduate has recorded an album, which Clark said will be released in the near future. Her pop single "Love Is Amazing" is available on iTunes, and the music video is on YouTube.
A business student at Ohio University-Chillicothe, Clark has also launched her new marketing business, Lacarre Productions.
The Ohio Idol finale gets under way in Columbus at 7 p.m., Saturday.
Click here for comment from Clark and to hear her single.
(Submitted Photo/Jaki Good)