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Eighth-annual Valley’s Got Talent set for Sunday at Steubenville High School auditorium

READY TO PERFORM, COMPETE — Among those competing for $1,200 in prize money in the Valley’s Got Talent, which will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Steubenville High School auditorium, are, front row, from left, Molly Baker, Catherine Englert, Natalie Armstrong, Leila Cable, Jelena Cefus, Olivia Huval, Kaly Shafer, Sharolyn Brookes, Connie Brookes and Michael Manocchia; middle row, Cheyanne Coil, Bella Thompson, Lawrence Lewis and Josh Maloney; and back row, James McLaughlin, Bailey Stephenson, Stevie Miller, Emiliana McCalister, Grace Doyle, Tim Scott and Annie Brookes. -- Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — The eighth-annual “Valley’s Got Talent” competition will feature 20 vocalists, choirs, bands, dancers and instrumentalists competing for $1,200 in prize money.

The competition will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at Steubenville High School’s auditorium.

The event is free of charge. For details go to www.sycamorecenter.com/vgt.

The Dream Big Band will perform the national anthem.

Competing during the first half of the show are:

– James McLaughlin and Bailey Stephenson, West Liberty University, “I am the Man.”

– Cheyanne Coil, Edison High School, “Something in the Water.”

– Catherine Englert, homeschooled, “The Storm.”

– Jelena Cefus, Stanton Elementary, “Trust in You.”

– Bella Thompson, Steubenville High School, “Wake Up.”

– Stevie Miller, Edison High School, drum solo.

– Kaly Shafer, “Must Have Been the Wind.”

– Molly Baker, Burgettstown School, “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

– Lawrence “J.R.” Lewis, SHS, “God With Us.”

– Leila Cable, Edison Middle School, “Hold on to Me.”

– Sempieternal Legion: Tim Scott and Josh Maloney, homeschooled and Jefferson County Christian School, “Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down.”

Following intermission, the second half of the competition will begin and include the following:

– Blest: Connie, Annie and Sharolyn Brookes, JVS and Toronto High School, “Sometimes It Takes a Mountain.”

– Anthony Pearce, Harding Middle School, “Come as You Are.”

– Steubenville CommUNITY Youth Choir, Sycamore Youth Center, “Hold On, Change is Comin’.”

– Sycamore Classical Choir, Sycamore Youth Center, Alma Redemptoris Mater, traditional Gregorian Chant

– Michael Manocchia, “Perilous Stroll.”

– Emiliana McCalister, Catholic Central High School, “You.”

– Olivia Huval, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, “My Only Hope.”

– Grace Doyle, homeschooled, “Save Me.”

– Natalie Armstrong, West Virginia Northern Community College, “Speak the Name.”

– Lynzee Ensell, Wells Academy, “Hallelujah.”

– Elijah Anderson, Weir High School, “Voice of God.”

Past Valley’s Got Talent winner Ashley Marina, who competed on the “America’s Got Talent” television show.

Other guest performers are Faire May, Elisha Fletcher and Brent Kimball.

“We have had between 450 and 1,000 people attend the “Valley’s Got Talent” competition the last seven years, and this year we expect the competition to be off the charts,” Bauman commented.

Addison Albert of WTOV-TV will be the master of ceremonies.

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