$5 Footlong Song Challenge winner announced

Congratulations to Kris Thomas from Greenville, whose country song won top prize in the $5 Footlong Song Challenge today at the Kitchen Craft Waterfall Stage. Thomas beat out four other acts to win $500 Subway gift card and tickets to see Anoop Desai in concert at Dorton Arena on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Nicole Griffin and Lindsey Barfield, both of Raleigh, who sang a bluegrass duet on the wonders of Subway and the N.C. State Fair, came in second place. They’ll share a $250 Subway gift card.

Check out all of the contestants’ performances – including Austin Moss, Paulette Hernandez and Emily Dionne – below.

Congrats to our winners, and a big shout out to the G105’s Bob and the Showgram crew for its spot-on Randy, Paula and Simon routines.

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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