The 7th Annual JCB’s Got Talent Show, hosted by Alexis Bowering and Clarissa Scharf, showcased the wide range of talent in the Phoenix School District.
More than two dozen solo, duet and group musical and comedic acts entertained a large crowd of family and friends.
As each audience member entered the auditorium they were given a ticket on which to vote for their favorite act of the night, at the end of the show, votes were tallied and winners were announced.
Beginning the evening’s event was an act with Emily Forget singing “Human” accompanied by Zach Thompson.
Caitlyn Bower’s powerful vocals on “Flashlight” was an audience favorite and a Marimba Trio played “Chasing the Caribou.”
The group, Nostalgic Sandwich featured Ned Greenough and Joe Brennen with musical skits “Bacon Man” and “Text Me Back.”
Zach Thompson’s version of the Tom Jones hit “It’s Not Unusual” featured a comical “Carlton Banks” style dance routine from his Fresh Prince of Bel Air days.
Thompson was accompanied by Jacob Nicolini on trumpet.
Anne Marie Fromaget sang the Becky G song “Shower” and Meghan and Hannah Lees performed a duet with the song “Lay Me Down.”
The Melodica Club’s tribute to video game characters delighted the audience with their musical medley.
Following a short intermission, the duet of Sarah Hoag and Alexis Hoag on piano and guitar featured the song “Sing Me a Love Song.”
The comedic skit by Catherine Barnhart used a play on words when she was introduced with a beat for her (w)rapping performance which she explained was not so much “rapping” as “wrapping.”
She wrapped a present for an audience member’s birthday.
Alyssa Harrington’s poignant song “Temporary Home” tugged at the audience heartstrings, while Michael Sadowski’s puppet show, featuring a conversation between President Barack Obama and Mickey Mouse, tickled their funny bones.
The “unconventional” Pasta Syrup group’s take on classical music used some interesting instrumentation for their performance.
The group featured Mike “The Hammer” Doran, Justin “Chumbawumba” Ross, Ben “Sweet Feet” Bulgrien, Joshua “Emma Brunell” Margray, and Wyatt “Gun Monkey” Parker.
Rounding out the evening’s performances was the group Happy Trees with Ben Bulgrien, Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, and Josh Dievendorf as they performed two popular songs: “Shadow Stabbing” and “Welcome to Paradise.”
As votes were being tabulated, a special “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” series of skits provided entertainment before the final results were announced.
Bowering and Scharf throughout the evening provided introductions and comical banter between acts and as the evening came to a close announced the winners.
Second runner up for the talent showcase was the Melodica Club group with Wyatt Parker, Josh Margrey, Ben Bulgrien, Abby Venskus, Brian Breen and Derick White.
Runner up was Happy Trees with Ben Bulgrien, Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza and Josh Dievendorf.
In first place was the sister duet of Hannah and Meghan Lees.