American Idol finalist Janelle Arthur returned home to Oliver Springs Saturday.

She performed in front of a hometown crowd at the October Sky Festival Saturday afternoon.

Oliver Springs Mayor Chris Hepler says the tight-knit community is proud of her and her accomplishments.

"As a person she's exactly like what you see on TV," said Hepler. "She's as honest and down to Earth as anyone can be. She is a hometown girl."

The town helped establish a scholarship in Arthur's name. The Janelle Arthur Musical Scholarship will be awarded to a music student each year at Roane State Community College.

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