“Music is my life. Music is my passion. Music is the way I express the complications of life and a new way of storytelling.”- Marissanne Lewis-Thompson
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson was crowned the new Mizzou Idol on February 15, 2013. Now, a few months after her victory, she still looks back on that night in awe.
She remembers her original reaction as being completely shocked. Marissanne remembers not having the mindset of winning. All she was focused on was having fun. The year before she competed and only made it to the top 12. When Marissanne heard her name announced by the judges she was beyond shocked. “I compete a lot but almost never win,” Marissanne said.
Currently the new Idol is happy about all the opportunities she has been given because of her victory. Since the competition she has sang the National Anthem at Relay for Life and at a Mizzou Baseball game. In a few weeks she will be singing at the Shack for the Life Music Series as well as singing for the local student run radio station KCOU.
Marissanne is not allowed to compete in Mizzou Idol after winning. However, she hopes to still be apart of Mizzou Idol in any way she can.