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Dancing duo takes top
prize in talent show


By Melissa Robinson
Contributing Editor  

  Henry indeed has talent as evidenced by the annual Henry Has Talent show, where 30 acts competed for the top prize of $300, at the Henry County Performing Arts Center last Saturday night.

First place winners in Henry Has Talent completion are Olivia Bell and Shealyn Starks, who danced to Wicked Little Girls.

Photo by Melissa Robinson

  The variety showcase featured a plethora of talented performers, including vocalists, musicians, dancers, a rapper, a hula hooper, a clogger and several other entertaining acts, covering oldies, top 40, classics, original compositions and more. Many performers wowed the audience in what has become a stiff competition among Henry County’s talented performing artists.

Bria Cash, above, earned second place with her vocal performance of “Ain’t No Other Man.”  Photo by Melissa Robinson

  Olivia Bell and Shealyn Starks took top honors with a rousing dance number to the song “Wicked Little Girls.” Their performance earned them the $300 grand prize. Bria Cash earned second place and a $150 prize with her vocal performance of Christine Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man,” and third place, and $50 went to the Upstage Dancers for a tap dancing routine to “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

  Local television personality and Henry Player, Jeff Cooper, served as emcee and last year’s winner, Jordan Green returned to perform the song “Hallelujah.”

Above are Third place winners, the dancers from Upstage Dance, who performed a tap dance to “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

  Photo by Melissa Robinson

  Cooper noted how talented this year’s collection of performing artists was and how difficult it would be for the four-panel judge to make a decision.

  Henry Has Talent was sponsored by Servpro of Henry and Spalding Counties, and benefits Henry County’s Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Patti Brown, this year’s event organizer, said that Servpro provided all of the prize money so that all of the proceeds could go to provide books for children in the county.



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