By: Sabrina McEllen
This year’s variety show will be taking a more interactive route that includes judges and the ability for the audience to vote.
With the name “Kenston’s Got Talent,” the variety show will be themed off of the popular America’s Got Talent, with a voting feature via text message so that the audience can be part of the show.
There will be twelve contestants this year, including: Zu Kru Rejects, Close 2 Second, Basilisk, Jimmy Horwitz, Julia Morey, Blaise Gorski, Joey Koplow and Jack Roman, Jack Kosiorek and Maya Stupica, Heather Caldwell, Josh Masters and Patrick Keane, The Backstreet Gals, Nanami Tachikawa, and YUNG EZ.
Performer Luke Totte, bassist for Basilisk, said, “I’m nervous but excited to perform. These people are all so talented and fun to be around. We have worked so hard and I think we can pull off something special.”
Also new this year, judges will be present to express their opinions on the performances. The judges will be Mrs. Wirthwein, Mr. Link, and Mr. Watson.
Coming in for his second year hosting the variety show will be Colin Montville. He has also hosted the middle school talent show and the fashion show.
“I feel like this is something that sort of everyone recognizes that it happens but not a lot of people actually go to it. We have a lot of talented people that don’t necessarily get to show off all of their talents but this allows them to do so. It’s well worth your time,” said Montville.
Kenston’s Got Talent will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for $8 and will be $10 at the door the night of the event.
Related: View last year’s photos.