American Idol contender Jeb VonDerBrugge got a taste of the Neshoba County Fair last Thursday as part of Gulf Coast Day.

VonDerBrugge is from Bay St. Louis and lives in Long Beach.

He won the 2019 Gulf Coast Idol contest in Biloxi July 30.

That lines him up with a silver ticket to audition directly for the executive producers of American Idol during a session in Mobile August 20.