NORWICH – When vocalist and performer Jessica Sheldon was named the winner of the 2010 Central New York Radio Group Ultimate Idol Competition in August, she took home more than just the $2,500 grand prize – she also earned herself some recording time at the Afton-based Impact Music Studio.
Now – approximately two months and four recording sessions later – the longtime Norwich resident will have a chance to see if her hard work has paid off, as her first-ever single, “Element of Love,” hits the airwaves beginning at 9 a.m. today on Oneonta’s WSRK-FM, 103.9.
Produced by Impact Music Studio owner C.J. Searles, the song found Sheldon collaborating with songwriters Steve Dillon and Geoff Doyle, who’ve helped previous Idol winners in the past with the songwriting process.
“I had never written music or a song before and I feel like this has really gotten the ball rolling,” said the vocalist of the experience. “I’m excited to write more in the future.”