Coronavirus: Country music singer Drew Baldridge delivers hits at ‘virtual’ Troy senior prom

‘Just as much as it means to them, I promise you it almost means more to me,’ he says

‘Just as much as it means to them, I promise you it almost means more to me,’ he says

DAYTON — Despite the pseudo-televised entertainment provided via Zoom because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Troy High School seniors who attended their 2020 prom came away with positive feelings about the event as well as about themselves.

“It was kind of weird like knowing you’re not going to where you would be going to, but it’s fun to play along with it,” senior Austan Good told News Center 7′s Monica Castro on Friday night.

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“It was surprising because prom was canceled and there was no prom,” he said.

The public health emergency didn’t stop the dressy outfits, the dinner, the dancing. The only difference was country singer Drew Baldridge, the emcee who played host and entertainer via the video conferencing platform called Zoom.

Baldridge delivered to the gathering at the Dayton Art Institute, including his song “Senior Year.” It was the first one he played.