By Kayla Daugherty

Twenty brave performers took center stage at the “Got Talent” competition Feb. 18.

Hosted by Madonna’s student run acapella group, No Strings Attached, the competition served both as a fundraiser and a community event. Open to the general public, contestants ranged in age and performance type.

The night started off with John Bagazinski, singing and dancing to the song, “Stronger.”

Siblings Emily and Katie Crombez (right)
entertained the crowd with their act in which they not only sang, but played ukuleles and rode unicycles.

Next, Hannah Sabol performed a song she wrote herself titled, “Someday” while playing the baby grand piano. Madonna psychology major, Cynthia Burgess acted out the opera piece, “O Mio Babbino Caro” before cousins Maggan and Brent Jacobsen wowed with a Celtic song, “The Highwayman.”

Next Amanda Clark sang and played “You are Beautiful” in the spotlight. Kelly Ryan, a lead in the upcoming musical, “Guys and Dolls”, performed “Mia Chiamano Mimi”. The last act before intermission was a rock band composed of two 12-year-olds and an 11-year-old.

Heading up the second half, freshman Alyssa Pociask sang the popular, “I Love Rock and Roll.” Next, Cassie Burley performed “The Lamest Place in the World” and Mia Dronchi sang “Fix You.” A guest from University of Detroit Mercy, Mercedes Black, followed the other singers performing the song, “Taylor the Latte Boy.”

Natasha Moden was the only dancer of the night and performed a lyrical dance to “Broken.” The only male soloist of the night followed Moden’s dance, singing “Tiny Dancer.” Ashley Croft wrapped up the night with her version of “If it Hadn’t Been for Love.”

Contestants were judged by three women; Kindernusik teacher, Karen Onkka Schanerberger, actress April Washko, and Madonna student, as well as co-director of No Strings Attached, Brittany Matthews.

First place went to Natasha Moden, performing the only dance number in the competition. With “If It Hadn’t Been for Love”, Ashley Croft took second. Freshman Mercedes Black finished in third with “Taylor the Latte Boy.”



Students take to the stage for talent show