5 singers to vie for top prize in teen talent show

BOUNCE: Guest performing group at the Western Colorado Teens Got Talent show.


JAMIE BOURGET, 14, was born in Glenwood Springs but has spent half her life in Grand Junction.

She’s a freshman who is schooled at home. Bourget will perform “When You Believe,” from the Disney movie “Prince of Egypt” because she likes the song.

Bourget started taking vocal lessons six years ago and is the youngest competitor in the talent show, but that doesn’t worry her. In fact, it’s pretty hard to take the smile off the bubbly teenager’s face.

The Redlands teen thinks it would be amazing to find herself on Broadway someday to showcase her two loves: singing and dancing.

KADY DAVIES, 17, has lived in Loma her whole life.

The five-year member of Future Farmers of America, is a diehard country music fan. Inspired heavily by country crooner Miranda Lambert, Davies will perform a Lambert song, “The House that Built Me,” during at the talent show.

Admittedly, the Fruita Monument High School senior has her eyes on the cash prize. And if she wins, the money would “probably go toward a new car.”

But her post-graduation plans don’t necessarily focus on music. Davies wants to go into law enforcement, and perhaps, eventually become a wildlife officer with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

However, if given the chance to have a successful music career, Davies would take it. After all, since she was 4, her dream has been to become a country music star in Nashville.

BRYCE MOGLIA-MACEVOY, 18, graduated in 2010 from Grand Junction High School.

He is now a freshman vocal performance major at Mesa State College. Moglia-MacEvoy gives concerts in the shower or in the car. He sings pretty much everywhere he goes, he said.

For the local talent competition, he will perform a love song he wrote titled, “When We Touch.”

Writing stories, poems and songs is a passion of Moglia-MacEvoy’s. In fact, his dream is to write his own music and distribute it around the world. He’d love to travel the world because of music.

Actually, Moglia-MacEvoy was recently bitten by the travel bug and wants to go on a cross-country U.S. trip in a Volkswagen bus.

DESTINEE REED, 15, is a seasoned performer even as a sophomore at Central High School.

Reed has performed outside Colorado and has a myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/destineerocks101, dedicated to her music.

The attention she gets for her musical prowess is exciting, but it’s not her whole life. Reed also enjoys training her 3-year-old horse, Buckshot, on her family’s Palisade farm.

At the talent show, Reed will perform “When I Look at You” made famous by Miley Cyrus.

It is one of Reed’s grandparents’ favorite songs. Reed plans to dedicate her performance to her grandparents.

She loves few things as much as her grandparents. But performing is up there, Reed said.

One dream she has is to become famous through her music. Another dream is to travel the world, particularly New Zealand.

ROB WALLACE, 18, was home-schooled during high school and is now a freshman vocal performance major at Mesa State College.

A native Palisade resident, Wallace teamed up with some high school buddies to form the rock band My Trusty Sixshot where he plays guitar and synthesizer. Wallace also sings with the band, and it’s vocal talent that earned him a spot in this year’s talent show.

He will perform “Stars” from the hit musical “Les Miserables.”

Wallace enjoys singing before large crowds. In fact, he no longer sings in the shower and doesn’t belt out songs for his own entertainment.

Wallace longs to be a professional musician, but he isn’t sure yet whether he wants to be a solo artist or a band member.

Either way, he wants to travel the world performing.

When he isn’t singing, Wallace likely can be found riding his longboard.Meet the singers

Local fans of “American Idol” have the chance to be a part of a similar type show here in Mesa County.

Five teenagers from across the county were selected from a group of 30 talented teens to sing to win $1,000 cash at the Western Colorado Teens Got Talent show. The other four finishers also win cash prizes, albeit less than the $1,000 top prize.

The winner will be determined by audience vote, giving the talent show that “American Idol” flavor.

The show is being put on by the Grand Mesa Sweet Adelines Chorus. The Grand Mesa Chorus and three of its quartets will perform in addition to the five competing teens. Bounce, a Salt Lake City-quartet, is the guest performing group for the talent show.

The shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students ages 6–20 and children younger than 6 are free.

Tickets can be purchased at Trophy Case, City Market locations, Roper Music, Back Porch Music, Hart Music, from Grand Mesa Chorus members or the Avalon Theatre before the show.


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