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November 13, 2012 > Fremont's Got Talent results

Fremont's Got Talent results

Submitted By Rena Kiehn

The official City of Fremont Youth Advisory Commission's Fremont's Got Talent Show concluded at the Teen Center on Friday, November 9.

Participants included: Music Makerz Band, violinist Katherine Lin, vocalist Leigh-Anna Nielson, Sparkles Bollywood Dance Group, Aman Chopra on guitar and vocals, vocalist Soukhya Inamdar, vocalist Cathryn Flores, vocalist Eliza Chau, Andrew Wilson & Bernard Smith music group, Starz Band, vocalist Ashlesha Sathe, Tomas Choi on the flute, vocalist Christine Pagador, Act 4 Acapella quartet, vocalist Sandhya Chari, Washington High School Taal Dance Group, and vocalist Marissa Madan.

Audience Awards
Solo Award:
1st Place: Tomas Choi, Flute
2nd Place: Aman Chopra, Guitar/Vocals, "She Will Be Loved"
Group Award:
1st Place: Starz Band, "One on One" and "Price Tag"
2nd Place: Act 4 Acapella quartet, "But I Do"
Senior Award (13 - 18 years):
1st Place: Starz Band, "One on One" and "Price Tag"
2nd Place: Soukhya Inamdar, Vocalist, "Hurt"
Junior Award (12 years and under):
1st Place: Aman Chopra, Guitar/Vocals, "She Will Be Loved"
2nd Place: Music Makerz Band, "Sweet Child o' Mine/Just the Way You Are"

Judges Awards
Solo Award:
1st Place: Soukhya Inamdar, Vocalist, "Hurt"
2nd Place: Marissa Madan, Vocalist, "If I Ain't Got You"
Group Award:
1st Place: Starz Band, "One on One" and "Price Tag"
2nd Place: Andrew Wilson & Bernard Smith music group
Senior Award (13 - 18 years):
1st Place: Starz Band, "One on One" and "Price Tag"
2nd Place: Act 4 Acapella quartet, "But I Do"
Junior Award (12 years and under):
1st Place: Cathryn Flores, Vocalist, "One Thing"
2nd Place: Aman Chopra, Guitar/Vocals, "She Will Be Loved"

Youth Advisory Commission Chair Griffin Sloves was emcee for the evening, accompanied by judges Sonia Sachar, Sanjana Gundala, Wanda Zhan, and Yash Pal.

Serving as Adult Judge was Will Matlack. A former "band nerd" from the fourth grade, Will quit the school band and joined rock and roll bands when he turned 16. He's been playing drums in bands ever since. He currently plays with two groups including a jazz trio. When he is not playing music, he works as a publisher and writer for a line of comic books. Will and his artist partner are currently in the process of branching out into publishing children's books. A first title is being designed now.

Pavithra Nagarajan served as Youth Judge. Pavithra was invited to be a youth judge because she won two first place awards in the FGT competition in the past. She has also won several other awards and achievements - 1st place awards in the VARNAM Papanasam Sivan Dance competition, Classical Dance Solo - Bay Area Telugu Assn., B.A.Talent show, and B.A Tamil Manram's Classical Dance competition. She has also won several other awards and achievements at such events as: Finalist in Livermore's Talent Competition, OSAAT (Group) multiple years, Cleveland Bharathanatyam Competition at the Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival,TANA Dance Competition "Dheem Tana," Papanasam Sivan Dance competition and more.

For more information on what the Youth Advisory Commission is all about, visit: www.fremont.gov/teens.









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