Culminating six weeks of competition, the title of "Jim Thorpe Idol" 5 was awarded to Hailey Hoherchak Saturday to the applause of a happy audience and her fellow contest competitors.

For her final presentation of the competition, Hailey sang "Love Gets Me Everytime" which she did an encore of after the announcement of her competition win.

The Second Runner-up was contestant No. 26, Megan Mazzocha. and the First Runner-up was contestant No. 22, Kim Miller.

Presenting her awards, along with event organizer Natalie Kmetz, was Michael Trainer, this year's Carbon County Idol winner and a former Jim Thorpe Idol winner himself.

As Jim Thorpe Idol 5, Hailey received a trophy and the $250 prize that goes with it, and she will also be performing in a 30 second television commercial produced by VIAMEDIA, a Lehigh Valley based Cable Television Advertising Agency, under the assistance of Angela Nardini & the Producers at Icarus Communications in Bethlehem.

The Jim Thorpe Idol commercial will be aired during a 5 week run beginning on Monday, November 23rd until Sunday, December 27th, 2009 and will be seen on eleven cable network channels on Blue Ridge Communications in the Carbon County area.