Here’s the lineup for Morristown’s Got Talent 2015

The Fab Three conclude their prize-winning performance of 'Proud and Humble' at Morristown's Got Talent 2013. Photo by Bill Lescohier
The Fab Three conclude their prize-winning performance of 'Proud and Humble' at Morristown's Got Talent 2013. Arthur Wawrzyniak sang with sisters Isabella and Sofia. Photo by Bill Lescohier
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The Fab Three conclude their prize-winning performance of 'Proud and Humble' at Morristown's Got Talent 2013. Photo by Bill Lescohier
The Fab Three conclude their prize-winning performance of ‘Proud and Humble’ at Morristown’s Got Talent 2013.  Arthur Wawrzyniak sang with sisters Isabella and Sofia. They’re finalists again in 2015. Photo by Bill Lescohier

 

Earlier we told you about the returning emcee, Tara Bernie.

And here are the acts that she will be introducing at the eighth annual Morristown’s Got Talent competition, on Feb. 25, 2015, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center:

(Alphabetically)

Amy Albin, student at MHS, singing A Moment Like This

Ally Are, works at Mini of Morristown,  Poetry Reading Original

Art of Play, MHS students band,  Funk Medley

Battlefest Nation, work as EMT in Morristown, Dance Mixed

Evan Boncelet,  student at Sussex Avenue singing, When I Was Your Man

The Bottle Openers, lives in Morristown, band, Wagon Wheel

Amy and Julia Bozza, Amy alum & works in MSD; Julia, student at FMS, duet singing  Try

BullShark, MHS alums band, Let’s Get It On

Grace Flanagan, student at Morris Plains Borough School, singing/piano, Gonna Get Over You

Allison Gogarty, lives in Morristown, singing What I Did For Love

The Lone Mass, alum/works MSD and Bottle King,  instrumental/singing Long May You Run

Emmi Long & Jordan Green, students at MHS, acoustic vocal duo, Suds in the Bucket

Anastasia Prohorova, works in Morristown, piano, Chopin

Stepping Stone Band, works in MSD, band, By The River

Joe Sodano, lives in Morristown, whistle, Can Can

Sofia, Arthur and Isabella Wawrzyniak, students in MSD (FMS, Sussex), singing and drumming, Some Nights

MSD = Morris School District
FMS = Frelinghuysen Middle School
MHS = Morristown High School

When they are not saving people as EMTs, the duo Battlefest Nation is rehearsing for Morristown's Got Talent. Photo by Tara Bernie.
When they are not saving people as EMTs, the duo Battlefest Nation is rehearsing for Morristown’s Got Talent. Photo by Tara Bernie.

Chosen from more than 70 acts that auditioned last weekend at Morristown High School, these finalists will compete for $2,500 in prize money. Judges will select one winner under 19, and one winner that age or older. Additionally, the audience will vote via text message for its own favorite.

WHISTLING DIXIE? MGT Host Tara Bernie puckers up with finalist Whistling Joe Sodano, a.k.a., the Birdman. Photo by Tara Bernie
WHISTLING DIXIE? MGT Host Tara Bernie puckers up with finalist Whistling Joe Sodano, a.k.a., the Birdman. Photo by Tara Bernie

Proceeds will benefit programs in the Morris School District; $70,000 was raised last winter.

The lineup features four bands, a mother-daughter act (the Bozzas), a sibling act (the Wawrzyniaks), and two former prizewinning acts (the Wawrzyniaks, third place in 2013, Whistling Joe Sodano, second place in 2010).

(Prizewinners are barred from competing in the following year’s show.)

THEY'RE BACK! The Wawrzyniaks, past winners, will try to trade bronze for gold in 2015. Photo by Tara Bernie
THEY’RE BACK! The Wawrzyniaks, past winners, will try to trade bronze for gold in 2015. Photo by Tara Bernie

Other repeat performers include  Emmi Long, Art of Play and Brad Marullo, a member of the Stepping Stone Band who appeared as a solo act in 2011 playing U2’s Within or Without You.

Brad Marullo, right, with the SteppingSTONE band.
Brad Marullo, right, with the SteppingSTONE band.

Brad is a music teacher at the Thomas Jefferson and Sussex Avenue schools; the Stepping Stone Band also was featured at our 2013 MorristownGreen.com Film Festival.

Domenico Randazzo of Art of Play also performed at one of our MG Film Fests; his band appeared at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater as well.

“Each year we are committed to provide the audience with a balanced show representing a variety of ages, styles of talent, and the tempo of the act. This year is no different,” said Debbie Sontupe, president of the Morris Educational Foundation.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Amy Bozza and her daughter Julia will sing a duet at MGT in 2015. Photo by Tara Bernie
ALL IN THE FAMILY: Amy Bozza and her daughter Julia will sing a duet at MGT in 2015. Photo by Tara Bernie

“We are really excited about the mix and blend of performances the audience will see. On a side note, we saw a lot of bands in auditions this year and that made that category even more competitive.”

The competition is open to people who live, work or study in Morristown, Morris Township or Morris Plains, and to alumni of Morristown High School.

Amy Bozza covers a couple of those categories, as an administrator at the Frelinghuysen Middle School and an alum of the district.

A member of The Lone Mass band, Adam Casadevall, works in the media department at Morristown High… and is a past correspondent for Morristown Green.

 

Emcee Tara Bernie is flanked by finalists Jordan Green and Emmi Long. Photo by Tara Bernie
Emcee Tara Bernie is flanked by finalists Jordan Green and Emmi Long, students at Morristown High. Photo by Tara Bernie
Art of Play at the Apollo: (L-R) Domenico Randazzo, T.J. Coon, Ricky Webber and Tyler Volk. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Art of Play at the famed Apollo Theater in 2012: (L-R) Domenico Randazzo, T.J. Coon, Ricky Webber and Tyler Volk. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

 

 

 

 

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