OHS has talent

On Nov 14 OHS Choir hosted Oakville’s Got Talent at Nottelmann Auditorium.

Acts took the stage at 7 pm. The show was open to students from OHS, OMS, and BMS. A total of 20 acts performed, ranging from groups, solos, and duets. Performers sang, danced, performed magic or played an instrument.

“I enjoyed watching the show,” said audience member Kirsten Kauffmann (9). “I was very impressed, everyone did a really good job.”

Not only is the event great entertainment, but it is one of the choir program’s top fundraisers. The choir program was able to raise money from this event by charging a $5 audition fee for performers and a $5 fee for audience members.

The show also had a category acts could win called People’s Choice. The audience could place however much money they wanted in the act of their choice’s bucket. At the end of the show, the act with the most money in their container won and got to keep half of the cash. The other half went back to the choir program.

This year the People’s Choice winner was a group of OHS girls, all part of the choir program, who performed “White Winter Hymnal” by Pentatonix. Shannon McFarland (12), Ronnie Jones (11), Tori Jones (9), Grace Kalinowski (9), Lindsey Meeks (11), Delaney O’Neil (9), Lea Wheeler (12), Audrey Chopin (10) and Kristin Steinbrueck (11) were all participants.

“I felt great,” Tori Jones said. “We put a lot of hardwork and time in and I think the girls really deserved it. Since there were a lot of really good acts I felt honored.”

The biggest part of the show came at the end when the winner of the show was announced. Four judges; Curtis Finch Jr, OHS alumni and American Idol participant, Jean Pretto, piano teacher and Mehlville board member, Mary Hughes, former member of the OHS Choir Parent’s Executive Board, and Derik Goodman, OHS alumni involved in the recording business, voted throughout the night on their favorite act. Bekah Keller (9), who sang “Glitter in the Air” by PINK, was their choice. The girls who won People’s Choice received second place.

“I felt a little surprised because I messed up a bit in my performance, but the judges said they liked how I projected well and kept going through the difficulties,” Keller said.

After an entertaining show, 1,800 dollars raised for OHS choir, and lots of fun for the performers, it is clear to all who attended; OHS definitely has talent!