Monday, September 16, 2013

“Taylorsville’s Got Talent” Wows the Judges with Amazing Talent

by Ariel Maikowski

“Taylorsville’s Got Talent” had their annual talent show on September 6, 2013 at Taylorsville High School.  Residents showed off their amazing talents to hopefully win the cash prize.  Contestants were divided up into three groups:  Youth (age 15 and under), Junior (age 16-25), and Adult (age 26 and older).

The wonderful Mistress of Ceremony was Wendy Dahl-Smedshammer.  She kept the audience engaged with her witty charm and sense of humor.  The judges were James Crane, Rebecca Schreiner, and Adam Larson.  These three judges had the hardest job of deciding who would win in each category.  The talent was just that great this year!

All of the contestants performed some sort of musical talent.  Most sang songs, and a couple played instruments.  To start the show off right, there was a special performance by the Mayor and Council Members.  They sang “I’ve Been Working for the City,” which was written and accompanied by Council Member Kristie Overson.  There were other special performances throughout the show including Ms. Wendy’s Ensemble, and last year’s Adult winner, Dennis Sterling.  After watching all of the contestants and having the judge’s tally up their points, it was time to announce the winners.

The winners were:

            Youth – Sydney Livingston
            Junior – Amanda Mae Hancock
            Adult – Cassey Matern
                         Sarah McDonald

It was a surprise this year to not only have one Adult winner, but two! 

Each winner will be invited to perform at our 2014 Taylorsville Dayzz.  Make sure to come out and watch their performance.

A special thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible, especially the Taylorsville Arts Council.  Also a special thank you to our sponsors:  Leatherby’s Family Creamery, and Great Harvest Bread Co.

Good job to all of our amazing, talented contestants.  We hope to see you again next year!

Here are the highlights on YouTube:

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