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BPC student makes it to Hollywood on ‘American Idol’

By Kelley M. Arnold

Interim Director of Marketing

Carmen Turner
Carmen Turner

MOUNT VERNON—Carmen Turner of Baxley, a Brewton-Parker College sophomore, auditioned on television's "American Idol" Jan. 13 - and was selected for the next round of the singing competition, to be filmed in Hollywood.

Turner has performed with the college's Concert Choir, Trejeito (a jazz ensemble) and was one of the female leads in last year's BPC production of "Phantom".

"I am so proud of Carmen and she represents Brewton-Parker in a most wonderful way," said Dr. Sonja Sepulveda, music professor. "  She has a beautiful voice but more that that she has a beautiful spirit that shows through in her singing. I have my fingers crossed for her and many are being prayers sent up in her behalf.  Godspeed, Carmen!"

Links to videos of her audition and post-audition interview are available to view on Brewton-Parker College's Facebook page:

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.


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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM