On the 24th of November 2017, Belconnen Youth Centre hosted its very first Youth Talent Show – Belco’s Got Talent.
The show was the brainchild of Erin Fitzpatrick, a Belconnen Youth Centre regular who was inspired to
“come up with something inclusive…
something everyone could be involved in.”
Vocal acts were the flavour of the evening with RnB songs and show tunes dominating the show. A classic lip syncing top hat routine and a popping and locking freestyle choreography deviated from this trend.
Performers included several brave audience members who elected to join the contest on the night.
Competition was jovial and also fierce, leaving judges, Chanel Cole, and Erin Fitzpatrick, and Robin Millar with a difficult task in ranking the top five entrants who would take home the bulk of the $700 prize pool.
All participants in the competition received a McDonalds gift voucher.
The top ranked entrants included five vocalists:
Tori Nikias and Natalee Mosslar topped the show in first and second place demonstrating outstanding vocal technique;
Evelyn Karatzas played guitar and took out third place;
Jarrod Lehtonen, who impressed judges by performing a ukulele rendition of Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven came fourth;
and Aisha Santos took out fifth position for her acapella piece.
The night was a great success and was made possible with the support of Sancho’s Dirty Laundry, Better Music, Zone 3 Canberra, Westfield Belconnen, AMF Bowling Australia & NZ, McDonald’s Belconnen, Hoyts Australia, and SQCA Architects.
People interested in future Belco’s Got Talent events should make sure that they ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Belconnen Youth Centre’s Facebook page to receive future updates
(Banner / Featured Photo) Belco’s got Talent winner Tori Nikias
(Photo sidebar) From top: Second place winner, Natalee Mosslar; third place winner Evelyn Karatzas; fourth place winner Jarrod Lehtonen; and fifth place winner Aisha Santos.
Text and photos: Melissa Gryglewski
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