If true ambition is a dream with a V8 engine, then Lansingburgh High School was the Daytona 500 the past two weeks with the 'Lansingburgh Has Talent' competition taking place.
To say the competitors were a driven bunch, would be an understatement to say the least. The students who participated took the contest very seriously. I know from my four decades in the music business that in order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. There's always bumps in the road, and a few roadblocks along the way. But these students who participated were warriors in my opinion.
The eleven contestants who began the contest, were whittled down to the final four who competed this past Friday. Each of the finalist performed two songs each with an undeniable passion to succeed. Their hard work and desire was evident in each of their performances. The judges had an extremely hard time picking the winner, and the final voting tally was extremely close.
*Third Runner Up: DJ Lennon
*Second Runner Up: Vinny Gregnano & Britney Johnson
*First Runner Up: Joe & Arden Yonkers
Winner: Jenna Rowe. Jenna will be performing at Troy's, June 19 River St. Festival.