“Who’s Got Talent?” was held Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. A talent and variety competition where the audience is the judge, featured many talented performers from all over the area. The evening was filled with talent from Georgia and Western North Carolina. Lots of prizes were given away including $50 to the most enthusiastic fan of the evening. Mountain Laurel Makings located at the Whistle Stop was the sponsor of this event.
Winning the first place prize of $300 was Cash Laws, 12, from Alto, Ga., who wowed the crowd with the classic, “At Last.”
Mike Bingham was the second place winner of $200. Bingham played a medley of “Amazing Grace/Unclouded Day/Will the Circle Be Unbroken” on an assortment of handmade instruments made from cigar boxes, cookie tins and other recycled pieces.
The Third Place winner of $100 was Kennedy Wachacha of Robbinsville, N.C. Kennedy played the piano and sang, “Hallelujah.”
For more information on what is happening at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.