North County Has Talent show entertains at Atascadero

Class Act Dancers, who danced hip-hop to “Perm.”

First prize went to Class Act Dancers

– The Atascadero Printery Foundation hosted North County Has Talent Friday night in the parking lot of the Printery Building in Atascadero. Eleven participants in the talent show sang, danced, played guitar and keyboards and entertained around 200 people in attendance.

Doriana Sanchez and Jeannie Malik served as judges. Doriana is a local woman who starred in “Dirty Dancing” before becoming Cher’s choreographer. Jeannie produces the Atascadero dance show every year at the Pavilion.Scene near sunset

Radio reporter Donn Clarius opened the entertainment with a special arrangement of the “National Anthem.” He set the stage for over an hour of fascinating entertainment. Local photographer Rick Evans served as emcee. Evans did a great job entertaining the crowd between acts.

Cash prizes were awarded to the top three acts, chosen by the judges. First prize went to Class Act Dancers, who danced hip-hop to “Perm.” The girls were led by Melissa Hartman of Class Act Dance.

Shay Angles won second place. She sang “Every Girl Like Me” by Sugarland. She accompanied herself on the guitar, although Angles’ name is usually associated with the violin. His grandfather, Al Angles, was a great fiddler who performed throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Pete Pigeon

Singer-songwriter Pete Pidgeon performed an original song called “The Ways We Change”.

The third-place winner was Eddie Davin, who sang “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers. Davin was one of the older performers, but his presence, voice and style showed his deep professional singing experience over the years. Although the judges did not award them any prizes, many of those who performed impressed those who paid $10 to see the local talent show.

Singer-songwriter Pete Pidgeon performed an original song called “The Ways We Change”. He played the acoustic guitar well and his voice was remarkable. He’s one big song away from a lucrative career in music. Midnight Dorsett also sang an original song, which demonstrated his ease with the guitar and his solid vocals.

The Printery Foundation sold 150 tickets as well as tri-tip sandwiches, beer, wine and memorabilia from the printery.

The event clearly showed that North County has talent.

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