Lakeview School of Dance emerged as the overall winner at the second annual Lake County’s Got Talent contest, held Saturday, April 13, at the Daly Middle School Auditorium.
The school brought three performances to the talent contest, which was hosted by the Lake County Youth Mentor Program and sponsored corporately by CenturyLink and U.S. Bank. Two performances featured dancers in the 6 to 10 years age category, while one group consisted of dancers 11 to 15 years in age.
The first group to perform consisted of Hannah Stephens, Kaydyn Kintzley, Tyler McNeley, Karlee Vickerman, Crystal Koontz, Savannah Greenfield, Tahlia Campuzano, Bridget Shullanberger, Bella Aldrich and Brea Erickson.
The second 6 to 10 years group included dancers Gracie Thompson, Lexi McCray, Annette Harlan and Chloe Harmon, while the 11 to 15 years group consisted of Abbie Stephens, Hailey Neal, Bella Campuzano, Brayden Cobian, Alyvia Hamrick, Lexi Johnson, Cara Albertson and Sami Nichole. This group performed to the 1982 Michael Jackson classic, ‘Billie Jean.’
Additional results included Maycie Warda taking first place in the 6 to 10 years category, assisted by her father, Omi, on a drumming duet. Second place went to Victoria Lake, who performed a freestyle dance routine to the familiar Axel F, more commonly known as the Beverly Hills Cop theme song.
In the 11 to 15 years category, Keenan Warda took top honors with a solo musical performance of ‘Talking to the Moon,’ while duo Sarah Bowersox and Stacie Jones choreographed a version of the ‘Call Me Maybe’ pop song.
The 21 & over age category win went to a solo performance of ‘Someday Soon’ by Deanna Gillespie, with second place going to the trio of Mike Newcombe, Phil Imbrie and Randall King, who performed a two guitar, single bass arrangement of the Christian worship song, ‘Breathe.’
Bob Pardee served as the master of ceremonies for the evening, entertaining the audience in his own inimitable fashion as the acts set up for their respective performances, while judges included Phil Ramey of New Pine Creek, Alturas U.S. Bank branch manager Joni Bogardus and CenturyLink employee Dirk Tibbets, of Lakeview.