Great Success at Apple Blossoms Got Talent Finals

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Great Success at Apple Blossoms Got Talent Finals
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—April 26, 2016, The Bright Box Theater, Winchester, VA

The third annual Apple Blossom’s Got Talent was hosted at The Bright Box Theater on April 26, 2016 where 13 Finalists competed for the title.

Before the show I caught up with a few of the finalists to get the inside scoop on competing in Apple Blossom’s Got Talent. When asked what being in the Apple Blossom’s Got Talent finals means to them, Angelica and Olivia Bullock, a singing duo from Winchester, VA, said “It means a lot, we have grown and developed our talent throughout, met a lot of other artists, and been able to get ourselves out there.” Angel and Olivia sang “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars.

Chauncey “Big Jerz” Baylor, R&B/Soul Singer from Hagerstown, MD said “It’s been a great experience meeting other contestants. The competition has been very organized and full of excitement and fun. The judges are really funny and it’s a great experience to grow your talent.” Baylor sang “Superstar” by Luther Vandross.


Other finalists included:
Victor Furtado (original medley “The Piece of the Woods/The Romanian Bear Chase” played on banjo)
Ryan Jewell (country singer singing original song “Up On The Drive”)
Malachi Strother (dubstep dancer)
Madalyn Martin (Singer/songwriter singing original song “Mess”)
Marco Mendoza (classical singer)
The O’Reillys (Irish dance group)
Melanie Miller (Piano player/singer)
Ryan Phillips (Magician)
Jennifer “Baby” Jackson (Singer)
Charles Bailey (singer)
Stephanie Connell (Hula Hooper/Fire Dancer)

After the Top Thirteen performed the top six were announced. The top six comprised of:
Ryan Jewell
Marco Mendoza
Jennifer “Baby” Jackson
Stephanie Connell
Ryan Phillips
Melanie Miller.

The Top Six performed again and from their, the Top Three winners were announced:
Jennifer “Baby” Jackson (3rd)
Ryan Jewell (2nd)
Marco Mendoza (1st)

I was very impressed with everyone who competed in this year’s Apple Blossom’s Got Talent Finals. They were all very talented singers, musicians, dancers, and more. The event was a success and I was so glad to be able to attend. It was a great time and if you are in the area I highly suggest this Apple Blossom event to everyone attending the festival next year.