Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two locals finalists in area talent search

Two Manatee County residents are finalists in the 2009 Everyone's Youth United Bay Area Idol Talent Search Expo.

See John Baker, 20, and Octavious Cummings, 31 as they perform in the the final level of the talent competition 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N. in downtown St. Petersburg.

Baker called the Herald today excited about the chance to win cash and prizes of up to $10,000. Baker entered the adult miscellaneous category, performing stand-up comedy - a hobby he got into just a few weeks ago. He must have been a pretty talented novice to make it this far.

Cummings will be performing in the adult spoken word category. Cummings said gives motivational speeches in the area to encourage youth.

Other categories in the competition include vocals, rap and dance.

Winners can receive professional studio time, photo shoots and networking exposure.

We wish Baker and Cummings good luck.

-January Holmes

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