It looked like a scene from “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent” or the two popular shows combined, sans Simon Cowell and David Hasselhoff of course.
The May 22 Mission Viejo’s Got Talent “Performance with a Purpose” attracted fans, friends, mall-goers and others in front of the Old Navy store at the Shops at Mission Viejo to see a host of semi-finalists compete for a chance to perform at this year’s Relay For Life. Contestants from ages 4 to 80 sang, danced, recited poetry and karate chopped before a large zealous crowd.
The competition featured special guest judging and a performance by singing sensation Tha Way Out, former semi-finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” show.
Youth members of the City’s Community of Character Committee launched the talent competition in March seeking local talent of all ages interested in auditioning for a chance to perform at the June 5-6 Relay For Life at Saddleback College. The American Cancer Society event raises awareness and funding for cancer research.
The following finalists will compete again at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. The winner will be announced during the event’s closing ceremony at 9 a.m. on June 6.
Danielle Skalsky, 23 (singer)
Alpha Prevail (group of 22 to 25-year-old male singers)
Olivia Duncan, 14 (singer)
Alice Issac, 29, (singer)
Michael & Emma, 18, (singing duo)
LDT (Four 12 to 14-year-old female dancers)
Marilyn Kohler, 80 (singer)
Hannah Gurrola, 4 (singer)
PKSA Karate Routine (ages 10-22)
Video footage from the competition is available on the City’s YouTube site at http://YouTube.com/MissionViejoCA. For more information, call 949-470-3094. Information about the Mission Viejo Relay For Life is available at www.mvrelay.org.
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