Talent Show leaves audience breathless

By AnhViet Nguyen

The annual talent show was hosted in the Mountlake  Terrace theatre by seniors Karin Redden and Ivy Herold on Apr. 11.
The judges chosen for the event were Amy Sullivan, Amanda Stewart, and former Mountlake Terrace student, 2011 graduate, Ryan Woodyard, who had to pick the three best performances of the many different types of talents shown
There were bands that performed such as the “Love Wizard” who liked to categorize themselves as the 80’s band that performed on a song called, “Hysteria” by Def Leppards, and The R.R.K Experience performed on a blues and jazz song called “All Blues” by Miles Davis.
Many amazing voices were heard through the night, such as Grace Gil, who sang “Someone Like You” by Adele, and Senaiet Zerom, who sang “Ave Maria,” by Celine Dion.
Two great performances were John Martin Devera, who played the electric violin fantastically, and Thor Peterson who bea-boxed and astonished the crowd.
Ashika Gounder and Tenzin Dencher performed a bhangra dance on “Chikini Chemili” a famous Bollywood song.
A group that called themselves Outasync (totally, Dude) was inspired by Big Time Rush and did a really good performance that really amazed the audience.
After all the performances, the judges had to choose three to go to Edmonds School District Talent Show.
The judges had a hard time picking the top three, so they gave Most Honorable Mentions.
One category in the Most Honorable Mention was “most entertaining.”
One of these performers was Outasync. Also, Michael Londino and Devon Hickman got an Honorable Mention that performed on a song they made that was dedicated to their friend, Tom, who had passed away.
The other people who got Most Honorable Mentions were, John Devera, Katy Beth Higgins, Ashika Grounder & Tenzin Dencher, The R.R.K Experience, and Allena Wolfe.
The top performers that went on to the E.S.D talent show were Katy Bodnar, who performed on the song “House of the Rising Sun” by Haley Reinhart; Zannie Faherty who sang “Turpentine” by Brandi Carlile; Miranda Troutt who danced to the song “Show Off” by Brandy Stiles; and Kaitlyn Martin played her guitar and sang “Dance in the Sand” by Leona Lewis.
No first or second place was given this year, but the three contestants that were chosen best then went on to perform on Apr. 19 for the E.S.D Talent Show.
Although the chosen acts did fantastic in the E.S.D. Talent Show, first place was given to the Yo-Yo Club from Edmonds-Woodway High School, second place to Vocal Synesthesia from Edmonds-Woodway High School, and third place went to Tammy Mach from Lynnwood High School.